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Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village

Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village: talking beyond the global edge Mevio {Mevio-f6400179fbd624a470cc95fa9c60bd85}

Published: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:24:40 -0700

Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:24:40 -0700

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BTG-WTV Rainbow Reaction Part 2 - Kim Kuzma

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:23:48 -0700

Tara C Taylor interviews BC singer Kim Kuzma at Vancouver Pride 2010.

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Scatterheart - Davie Street Pride Party Vancouver

Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:10:18 -0700

Scatterheart plays the Davie Street PRide Party in Vancouver BC in summer 2010

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BTG-WTV Rainbow Reaction Part 1 Matthew Presidente

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:10:27 -0700

IN part 1 of BTG-WTV's Rainbow Reaction: The Rhythms of Pride, Tara C Taylor interviews Vancouver musician Matthew Presidente about his new CD, This CIty's Colours. Performance footage from the J-Lounge Pride show is also shown.

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Wiggle 15

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:42:13 -0800

The incredible 15th year for Wiggle Vancouver's fashion, cabaret, drag, and performance art show, brought to us by the House of Venus crew, Including performances by: Miss Cotton, Carlotta Gurl, Connie Smudge, All You Can Eat, Burgundy Brixx of Kitty Nights Burlesque, Peter Breeze, Jenny Magenta, Pussy Willow. Music Soundtrack by DJ Dickie Doo and hosted by Queen Joan E. Mevio {Mevio-f6400179fbd624a470cc95fa9c60bd85}

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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 19:07:10 -0700

The Davie Street Pride Festival featuring the music and performance of Luscious Move and Destineak. Filmed in HD with media release from Vancouver Pride Committee.

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Presidente Pride

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:28:21 -0700

Matthew Presidente discusses his song This City's Colours and the issues of gay bashing and homelessness as Vancouver heads toward the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Midnight Sky - Tara C Taylor

Sat, 20 Jun 2009 18:52:20 -0700

Tara C Taylor performs her original tune Midnight Sky @ Numbers Cabaret in Vancouver Matthew Presidente on keys and Hazen Rice on guitar. Cams by Wendy Havens, Andrew Beddoes, Stephen Emery.

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Pro-Laramie Anti-Phelps LGBT Rally Vancouver BC

Mon, 29 Dec 2008 11:28:17 -0800

On November 28th 2008, the anti-gay group with the Godhatesfags website, headed by Fred Phelps, threatened to come to the Commercial Drive presentation of the play The Laramie Project and protest the opening night. Vancouver's LGBTQ community help a counter-rally that evening. Phelp's right wing religious radicals from the USA never showed up. More on the story at

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4Bidden Love - Matthew Presidente

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 19:38:06 -0800

Matthew Presidente performs his original work 4bidden Love at his 100th Groove Box Pride Show in August 2008. A tribute to the history of gay Pride in the face of oppression. "Fuck with me and I will fuck with you; I'll break your heterosexual life in two". Also on YouTube but this is a better quality version.

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Stephen Emery @ Surrey BC Pride

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 15:57:33 -0700

Stephen Emery performs his original tune Desolate Shore at Surrey, British Columbia, Pride Picnic on July 13th, 2008.

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My Pretty City - Stephen Emery

Sat, 21 Jun 2008 23:44:41 -0700

This is the release of Stephen Emery's YouTube and MySpace music video My Pretty City (Vancouver).

Stephen Emery - vocals & guitars
Andrew Beddoes - bass & violin; harmony vocal
Mitch Lazer - Drums

Audio Production - Lazer Studios Vancouver

Video filming:
City shots - Stephen Emery
Stephen at wall - Andrew Beddoes

Video editing:
- Stephen Emery using Mac Final Cut Pro

Noncommercial from various activist sites and blogs - if it is yours and you wish to be credited; please contact me. Some sites info and images are taken from the Anti-Poverty Coalition Vancouver, those dedicated to Free Marc Emery with NRML, and MissingWomen . org. Xtra West's Robin Perelle granted permission for her byline and headlines re: Aaron Webster.

Xtra West's Robin Perelle, managing editor, granted permission for her byline and headlines re: Aaron Webster.

The rainbow colour banner outside of Davie Village Cafe was painted by DV Cafe owner/manager Andy Cook.

This NON-commercial, not-for-profit video is published under a Community Commons license. It is not to be altered not used for profit. It can be played anywhere, on any site or podcast, with proper credit given to the artists and performers therein.

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Tokyo Tour

Sun, 11 May 2008 14:31:10 -0700

Tokyo Tour 2002 東京日本2002
Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village is going global (and not always gay). So here is a tour of West and Central Tokyo. From towers to cosplay to J-rock to JR trains; this video has it all!

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Paige Turner: Vancouver Drag Artist

Sun, 04 May 2008 15:18:26 -0700

Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village Video
A profile and interview with Vancouver Drag Artist Paige Turner. Clips from shows past and present at the Davie Village Cafe and the Dufferin Hotel.

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Parade of Lost Souls Vancouver 2007

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 21:44:47 -0800

While our show Beyond the Ghetto Within the Village is on hiatus; Cody Ryuk, Japanese shinigami God of Death, went out a month ago just before Halloween to the Parade of Lost Souls on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, Canada.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2007 19:50:37 -0700

Stephen talks to Alex and Andrew, partners who have been in a two year long distance relationship across Canada: one English and one French Canadian. The trials and tribulations of loving from a distance, across cultures.

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AIDS Walk for Life

Sun, 16 Sep 2007 00:30:24 -0700

AIDS Walk for Life Vancouver: Music by Rogr Lee

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BTG16: Age Differences and Dating

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 20:18:51 -0700

What is with this trend where white men a generation older date young Asian men? Is this healthy or is it an inherent power imbalance? Does it matter what society in general or others in the LGBT community think about it? In the final of four segments of the Intercultural Perspectives series, Andrew, Shinji, and Stephen wrangle over this often controversial topic.

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BTG15: Racial labels - Intercultural Perspectives Part 3

Mon, 21 May 2007 12:36:59 -0700

Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village #15
Racial labels in the Vancouver Gay Community: Part 3 - Intercultural Perspectives

On the podcast Drew, Shinji, and Stephen discuss controversial racial labels in the gay community such as Rice Queen, banana, and CBC (Canadian Born Chinese). Are they sometimes cutesy or are they always offensive? Can they be reclaimed or should they be dropped. Our crew has an indepth and intense discussion.

This is a recent picture around town for ASIA (the Asian Society for the Intervention for AIDS) and a bar called Celebrities on Davie Village. They have re-branded their monthly bar event as F.O.B. (fresh off the boat)

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BTG14-Segment 2: Cultural Perceptions and Dating

Mon, 02 Apr 2007 00:17:06 -0700

Part 2 of the Cultural Perceptions and Dating show with cohosts Shinji and Andrew: Is there a "pecking order"? If so, what's with that? Is the media manipulating our dating choices? Andrew and Shinji talk with Stephen about surveys that were done which ask what races and/or cultures people prefer to date and their impressions of the results. We segue into busting up some negative stereotypes which Andrew and Shinji have seen floating about online or elsewhere.

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BTG13: Intercultural Perspectives Part 1: Born and Raised in Diversity

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 22:25:26 -0700

It’s the Chinese Lunar New Year and Stephen invited his new guest co-hosts Shinji and Andrew, who are both of Asian heritage, to talk about the many issues facing gay Asian men - both Canadian and immigrant- in British Columbia today. The discussions are provocative and thought provoking. Join us on March 21st for the first part of this four part series:

Segment 1: Born and Raised with Diversity

While both Stephen’s guest hosts are of Asian heritage, raised Catholic, and in their 20s; both men have very different cultural backgrounds. Andrew was born and raised in British Columbia with a long pre-Confederation Canadian family ancestry. Shinji is a recent Canadian immigrant from the Philipines. They discuss issues of culture, race, and sexual orientation while growing up and as young men. Later Shinji compares gay life in Manila with Vancouver and Andrew talks of how he broadened his West Coast perspective in Montreal.

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BTG12: Youthquest Beyond the Ghetto

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 13:23:04 -0800

On BTG12 we talk to Ray Lam of Youthquest about the importance of this youth service agency for LGBT kids who live beyond the ghetto in British Columbia, Canada. We also looked at the state of suburban secondary schools and communities for gay youth today.

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BTG11 Cody Mackenzie and Ricky the Alien Present

Sat, 06 Jan 2007 03:43:15 -0800

Musicians Matthew Presidente and Stephen, one of the hosts of BTG-WTV, hit the stage of Numbers Cabaret on January 2nd, 2007 in Vancouver and had such an energetic live, raw, unplugged set that your hosts - Cody MacKenzie, gay nephew of Bob and Doug from the Great White North, and Ricky the Alien, the gawd-knows-what-orientation twin brother of Roger the Alien - decided to bring it to you in this podcast; along with a dance mix featuring the one and only Cliffy of CDP Podcast. It's a self propagating music show for the New Year 07 fresh from the Great Wet North (Vancouver BC): get over it hosers.

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BTG10 gay Calgary: then and now

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 01:49:14 -0800

Beyond the Ghetto Within the Village interviews Stephen Locke, host of Calgary's GLBT radio show Speak Sebastian, about the history of activism and the social atmosphere of Queer Calgary. Music by gay rocker Mark Weigle.

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Milkboi teaser video

Tue, 14 Nov 2006 22:25:36 -0800

So you like milk? Well this wonderful lad, Gavin from New Zealand, really likes it: all over his body. Check out this video teaser supplied first to's Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village (before it goes on YouTube). And if you want to see even more, then check Gavin out on Canada's very own soon (yes the porn version of YouTube) under the nickname hugeshlong in the gay section. He's an internet sensation: Adults only.

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BTG9 Halloween Beyond

Tue, 31 Oct 2006 12:01:18 -0800

Beyond the Ghetto presents a halloween special for you with readings from a modern and a classic work. Music by Matthew Presidente.

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BTG 8 Sam Harris - The End of Faith interview

Sun, 01 Oct 2006 01:15:02 -0700

Is it true that fundamentalists' belief in God, or at least the certainty of the belief behind religion, is responsible for the extreme violence we see in the world today and have seen through the ages? Are liberal minded Christians just making rationalizations and excuses so that they can ignore the violence and oppression that is inherent in the Bible? Is Islam completely intolerant of any moderate voice in this modern age? Should all conversations about faith be subservient to those with a more "rational" and secular viewpoint? Writer Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith, discusses these and other issues around religiosity with our cohost Ron K. on Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village on

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Homopalooza video

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 20:35:39 -0700

This is a short video of the 1st Homopalooza event as part of the Vancouver Pride and Joy festivities in 2006. The featured local band is Treshell. [this was posted previously but this time I cut out the Stilletto's and Strap-ons act - sorry, it was, though fun, way TOO tacky for my show and violated a copyright I have no permission for :)]

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East Side Pride Videocast

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 00:56:48 -0700

This is the videocast of the June 25th East Side Pride to kick of the Pride and Joy summer LGBT pride season in Vancouver Canada. Performer clips include Nadine Davenport, Sarah Nona Mitzner, Kim Shaughnessy, Matthew Presidente, and Rogr Lee.

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BTG 7 Out on Screen Film Festival reviews

Mon, 28 Aug 2006 16:42:03 -0700

On this segment Stephen reviews 5 gay films from Vancouver's 2006 Out on Screen Queer Film festival.The films are: 1) Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims - Kankuro Kudo - Japan 2) Shock to the System - a Donald Strachey Mystery - Ron Oliver - USA (filmed in the BC Lower Mainland) 3) Gay Sex in the 70s - Joseph Lovett - USA 4) Innocent - Simon Chung - Hong Kong/ Canada 5) Boy Culture - Q. Allan Brocka - USA Film synopsis can be found at the Out on Screen Website, for a short time. Featured tune: I'm Not gay - The Predicates

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Pride and Joy Parade Vancouver vcast2

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 12:52:59 -0700

With crowds of over 300,000 people this year, the "Pride and Joy" 2006 Vancouver, Canada Pride Parade is now one of the largest north of SanFran on the West Coast. We have come into our own and this 15 min VIDEOCAST shows that this glorious day was a hell of a lot of fun - from families to fems to fetishes - Pride and Joy had it all.

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Critical Mass Pride Ride Vancouver vcast1

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 00:32:11 -0700

This is the July, 28th Critical Mass Ride for Pride during Vancouver BC's LGBT Pride week. Critical Mass rides empower cylcists, bladers, and skaters to take over the streets to urge the public to use transporation in an environmentaly friendly and safe way. They occur in the summer on the last Friday night of every month. "Use less gas; get a better ass". Music: Bicycle Highway by written and performed by Rogr Lee.

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BTG6 East Side Pride Vancouver

Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:46:54 -0700

Join us Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village as we listen to some of the wonderful musicians who played East Side Pride Vancouver's stage this year in June 2006. Performances by Nadine Davenport, Kate Reid, Matthew Presidente, Rogr Lee, Kim Shaughnessey, and Sarah Noni Metzner. From June 20th to August 5th; it's Pride and Joy in Vancouver - Have a happy one!.

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BTG5: Canadian Censorship: Stand on Guard for Me?

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 23:55:53 -0700

This episode of Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village features Janine Fuller of Little Sister's Bookstore talking of the Vancouver book emporium's long battle with Canada customs and the ramifications of such censorship on access to LGBT books in Canada. Author Daniel Gawthrop discusses a within-the-village tendency to limit the discourse of issues such as inter-racial dating which have been raised by his latest memoir; the Rice Queen Diaries.

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BTG5_Arts Segment - Two Rice Queens Dish

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 21:16:28 -0700

Two rice queens talk about our most passionate subject: the dark haired boyz we care so much about :) Today we are talking to Vancouver author Daniel Gawthrop. Daniel joins the BTG arts segment to discuss his new book The Rice Queen Diaries which is published by Arsenal Pulp Press. He also reads selections from the memoir and talks about his observations of VietNamese and Thai culture from a gay perspective. Stephen pitches in about Japan (again). They both talk about as an important resource for gay asia and the site's editors declining to review the book; and, of course, the highs and lows of interracial dating.

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BTG4b Arts Segment

Wed, 03 May 2006 21:15:42 -0700

First a "rant" or, rather, a question about whether the movie Flight 93 should have indicated passenger hero Mark Bingham as gay. Then an interview with sensual Vancouver musician Rogr Lee about how 9/11 galvanized his songwriting and political awareness for the past few years.

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Beyond the Ghetto 4: Save St Pauls

Mon, 01 May 2006 21:15:31 -0700

What happens when one of the most prestigious HIV/AIDS hospitals and a prominent facility in one of the larger gay communities in North America proposes to move out of the Village? Well, a political furor is what. Listen to the elderly, physicially challenged persons, LGBT businesspeople, ambulance drivers, a gay MLA, and a transgendered prostitute take a stand against hospital relocation and health care privatization.

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Cody's Rant BTG4 teaser

Sat, 01 Apr 2006 21:14:33 -0700

This is a teaser for Beyond the Ghetto 4. This segment is Cody's Rant criticizing the fuss over Brokeback Mountain in the USA and what Stephen feels should be the movie at issue. Get over Bareback, I mean, Brokeback Mountain!

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BTG3: We're not in Kanuck Paradise anymore

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 21:14:23 -0700

We're not in Kanuck paradise anymore! On this third NEW show we discuss the recent and coming controversies for both the lesbigay and wider community under the new Conservative Stephen Harper government. We look at how gay and lesbian MPs are helping to drive the challenge to PM Stephen Harper's recent cabinet appointments and the MP David Emerson defection from Liberal to Tory. Then we relax and laugh with Vancouver writer and poet Billeh Nickerson at the Queer and Outloud open mike on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, our sister ghetto

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Beyond the Ghetto sophomore show

Wed, 01 Feb 2006 21:14:12 -0700

In our sophomore installment we take you on an AUDIO tour of video stores both within the village and beyond the ghetto to see in which places one can be most comfy buying gay videos and mags: on our own turf or out among the str8s buying theirs. Includes Cody's rant on acceptance of gay romance and marriage in Canada but what about the gay sex aspects?

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Beyond the Ghetto pilot show

Sun, 15 Jan 2006 21:14:01 -0700

Beyond the Ghetto follows the lives, arts, politics, and community events of gays and lesbians who are both within the traditional North American lesbigay villages and those who are living beyond: from the Vancouver Canada burbs to overseas. We are Beyond the Ghetto - Within the Village.

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