Comedian Margaret Cho and Italy's Cube Guys return for Whistler Pride 2018

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      It's almost time for Pride again. Of course, not the summer version but the winter one.

      The 2018 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is gearing up to run, for its 26th year, from January 21 to 28.

      One of this year's headlining entertainers is bisexual comedian Margaret Cho, who has a large and loyal queer following thanks to her LGBT–inclusive act and her ability to find the funny in tackling issues from racial representation to her desire for bull dykes. Not to mention her lack of fear of being raunchy and out-there. She previously performed at the 2015 festival but is back this year with her Fresh Off the Bloat show on January 24.

      Elsewhere in the lineup, DJs will bringing in the beats from around the world.

      DJ Rafael Calvente

      That includes Brazil's DJ Rafael Calvente ensuring things get appropriately wet and wild at the Splash Pool Party (January 25)

      Greece's DJ GSP will add dancefloor ferocity to the fetish party Furrocious Military Ball (January 26), which invites attendees to wear their sexiest army, police, leather, or sports uniforms or outfits.

      And Italian producers The Cube Guys, who helped the festival celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016, are also back this year. They'll be powering up Snowball 26 (January 27).

      The Cube Guys

      For those looking for something other than hitting the slopes or dancefloor, you can chill out for a Pride Movie Night (January 26) screening of the comedy-drama Geography Club, about a group of high-school students who form a club to share their feelings and experiences about their various sexual orientations and being in the closet.

      A variety of other events fill the bill, including the youth drop-in Alphabet Soup, a Sip 'n' Dip party at the Scandinavian baths and sauna Scandinave Spa, a Wild West party, and more.

      And once again, the snow will be illuminated with rainbows when the annual Whistler Pride parade is held on January 26 which starts on slopes but continues on through village to the Whistler Olympic Plaza.

      For full details, visit the Whistler Pride website.