Kelowna - Rebellious Unicorns Events, along with Friends of Dorothy Lounge are proud to bring back the popular 2SLGBTQ+ networking event — the MX. (pronounced mix). The inaugural event of the season begins April 6th at 5 pm. Following that, the MX. will run the first Wednesday of every month!
The MX. was created as an opportunity for the 2SLGBTQ+ community to network, gather, and socialize. With a fun and casual atmosphere, this is an opportunity to meet like-minded people away from those lovely apps. Allies are encouraged to join.MX. Kelowna Images Here
“After nearly 2.5 years of not being able to host networking events we are super excited to be bringing the MX. back on a consistent basis. All of our friends have been eagerly waiting for the return of the MX.” shares Dustyn Baulkham, creator of the MX. Kelowna and CEO at Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. “This year we are also expanding the MX. to Victoria and will be hosting it every second Wednesday of the month at Friends of Dorothy’s Victoria location”
Tickets are $12+GST in advance and $15 at the door - tickets include your first drink and snacks. Space is available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students are $6+GST in advance and $8 at the door. Valid Student ID required.
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About Rebellious Unicorns
Founded in 2017, Rebellious Unicorns is a 100% LGBT2Q+ owned events, broadcasting and media production company, dedicated to leading positive change in the Okanagan and curating inclusive events, experiences, and programming that bring people together. Rebellious Unicorns has produced a variety of in-person events for the LGBT2Q+ community and allies, including the drag-focused extravaganza, FruitCake, and the business social, the MX. One of RUPC’s signature events, Peak Pride, is a winter pride festival held at mountain resorts in BC such as Big White, SilverStar, Sun Peaks, and RED Mountain Resort, attracting hundreds of attendees from Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebellious Unicorns’ focus altered drastically when our team launched an online streaming service called Unicorns.LIVE. Unicorns.LIVE offers a platform for various types of entertainment by a diverse collection of creators. The service provides opportunities for participating artists and creators to be compensated for their work along with offering performance opportunities to those who have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
“This company was founded with one goal in mind: to create new, welcoming and inclusive opportunities for people to gather and celebrate,” says founder Dustyn Baulkham. “The pandemic brought about significant changes — we’re no longer just an events company."
For more information, please contact:
Dustyn Baulkham, Executive Producer
Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc.
About Friends of Dorothy LoungeNamed as a nod to queer history when identifying as a ‘friend of Dorothy’ was a discreet way to identify as gay, Friends Dorothy Lounge Kelowna & Victoria now stand as physical testaments to the progress of the LGBTQ2S+ community in becoming unabashedly visible and proud. Opened by Rudy Tomazic in 2020, Friends of Dorothy Lounge Kelowna is the very first LGBTQ2S+ bar in the entire Okanagan, and both locations now exist as hubs of queer art, performance & community, serving food, drink, and fabulous energy to everyone who visits. There truly is no place like Dorothy’s!