Monthly Archives: May 2021

Cheri DiNovo: “Every revolution seemed impossible until it happened”



Cheri DiNovo is no stranger to revolution. At twenty, openly queer, DiNovo was the only woman to sign Canada’s first gay rights manifesto, “We Demand,” in 1971. Thirty years later, as a minister with the United Church of Canada, she would perform Canada’s first legalized same-sex marriage — risking her license in the process. As … Continue reading Cheri DiNovo: “Every revolution seemed impossible until it happened”


Noah Asanias: “Survive the first two years”



In 2016, freshly laid off from his job, photographer Noah Asanias had a camera, a single lens, and $3,000 in his bank account. Just a few short years earlier, he’d arrived from the Philippines on a student visa and traded his work for studio time. Today, the acclaimed Vancouver-based portrait and fashion photographer has worked … Continue reading Noah Asanias: “Survive the first two years”