In October 2022, I ran for “Vancouver” City Council on a platform I termed, the QueerAgendaYVR. I was not elected, but below is the manifesto of my political vision:
- Guided by an ethics of incommensurability— settler futurity is relinquished for a decolonization elsewhere. LAND BACK.
- ‘Vancouver’ is in need of some healing.
- Healing is not possible without challenging the structures– like capitalism–that create and normalize inequity in our society.
- Healing encompasses fun, joy, rest and pleasure.
The QueerAgenda YVR is an ethical intervention to create possibility for a socially just ‘Vancouver’. It is informed from my lived experience as a brown queer cis-settler nurse working in the DTES and my degree in gender, race, sexuality and social justice.