The QueerAgendaYVR Manifesto


The Manifesto.

  1. Guided by an ethics of incommensurability— settler futurity is relinquished for a decolonization elsewhere.
  2. ‘Vancouver’ is in need of some healing.
  3. Healing is not possible without challenging the structures– like capitalism–that create and normalize inequity in our society.
  4. Healing encompasses fun, joy, rest and pleasure.
My mom calls me her anti-capitalist daughter.

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.

Author: Kyra Philbert

Artist. Nurse. Scholar. Running for Vancouver City Council in 2022 on the QueerAgenda Platform. A deliberate disruption of capitalist ideology via my embodied queer, feminist of colour knowledge for the health of ALL who call the unceded territories of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nations "home".

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