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City home to Q Hall of Fame

Vancouver will be home to the first Canadian Queer Hall of Fame next month.

Julia Mackay, one of the organizers of Q Hall of Fame, said it’ll be housed at Qmunity, a resource centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people at Bute and Davie streets.

“A lot of questions are starting to be asked about where the community came from. Last year (the movie) Milk came out and (afterwards) there was a huge outpouring of where do our roots begin in Canada?” Mackay said.

“This was our solution, to not only honour Canadians who made significant contributions, but also to provide a history that we can pass on to future generations.”

A charity fundraiser, Q Ball, will be held on Sept. 19, at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina in Vancouver to raise funds for the hall of fame and to officially announce the inaugural five inductees.

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