Pride

Rainbow flags and coloured balloons are shown at the site where the Montreal Pride parade was supposed to start from in Montreal, Sunday, August 7, 2022. Festival organizers cancelled the parade over concerns for security due to the lack of staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

More than 80 volunteers were absent, according to organizer

 

White Rock Pride Society hosted the first annual family day to celebrate Pride in Miramar Plaza in White Rock on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The family-friendly event featured entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, a silent auction, and a vendor market. Jaylene Tyme, pictured, was one of the many performers at the event (Markus Kislig photo)

PHOTOS: Hundreds showed their Pride at the White Rock Family Day event

White Rock Pride Society and the city closed out the Pride festivities this weekend

 

The third annual White Rock Pride Ride cruised through the city Friday evening – starting at Centennial Arena before ending along Marine Drive. (Gord Wait photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Pride Ride rolls through city; Family Day, gala up next

Prior to Friday night cruise, Pride flag raised at city hall

 

Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).

Being queer in medicine: Vancouver pediatrician reflects on Pride, connecting with patients

Pediatrician talks about coming out at work and moving past internalized oppression

Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Delta police investigating after Ladner church’s Pride flag vandalized

DPD has released security camera footage in the hope that the public can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
Abbotsford senior secondary is the first public school in Abbotsford to have a rainbow crosswalk. (Submitted)

Abbotsford Senior Secondary first in district to install rainbow crosswalk

Students approached teacher 10 years ago to ask how to add crosswalk to school grounds

Abbotsford senior secondary is the first public school in Abbotsford to have a rainbow crosswalk. (Submitted)
Ra, of Vancouver, one of the MCs for the Surrey Pride Festival at Central City Plaza on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

PHOTOS: Surrey Pride takes over Central City Plaza

Society president asks mayor, mayoral candidates whether they would fly the pride flag in 2023

Ra, of Vancouver, one of the MCs for the Surrey Pride Festival at Central City Plaza on Saturday, June 25, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Delta Mayor George Harvie (fourth from right) and Coun. Dylan Kruger (third form left) joined representatives from the Delta Pride Society, Sher Vancouver, the Delta Police Department, Delta Fire & Emergency Services, and city staff to raise the Progress Pride Flag outside Delta city hall on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)

Progress Pride Flag pole vandalized at Delta City hall

Police are investigating after someone cut down the flag pole in the early hours of June 22

Delta Mayor George Harvie (fourth from right) and Coun. Dylan Kruger (third form left) joined representatives from the Delta Pride Society, Sher Vancouver, the Delta Police Department, Delta Fire & Emergency Services, and city staff to raise the Progress Pride Flag outside Delta city hall on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (City of Delta/Facebook photo)
Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than ‘rainbow washing’

Public displays of support need to be backed up by action in other 11 months of year, say advocates

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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Artist’s ‘Love is Love’ stairs bring colourful message to Guildford Town Centre during Pride Month

Jag Nagra also designed Diwali-themed Canucks jerseys and is featured in ‘Emergence’ movie

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Ernie Klassen, president of the White Rock Pride Society (left) and James Borkowski, Delegate for Operations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (right) agree to further dialogue between the society and the church. Contributed photo

Catholic parish, diocese issue apologies to White Rock Pride Society

Groups commit to further consultation on shared ideals

Ernie Klassen, president of the White Rock Pride Society (left) and James Borkowski, Delegate for Operations of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (right) agree to further dialogue between the society and the church. Contributed photo
Drag performers sing “We Are Family” at the 2020 Surrey Pride festival at Central City Plaza. The 2022 festival returns there on Saturday, June 25. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

In June, Pride Month events in Surrey lead up to festival at Central City plaza

Music, movies, drag shows, a Pride history talk, bingo and more at sites around Surrey

Drag performers sing “We Are Family” at the 2020 Surrey Pride festival at Central City Plaza. The 2022 festival returns there on Saturday, June 25. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)

B.C. community to hold first official Pride event in its history

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen plans to attend the event to promote inclusivity

A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)
A crowd watches performers at the 20th annual Surrey Pride Festival in 2019, at Central City Plaza. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Pride plans June festival featuring ‘eclectic’ lineup of all-local talent

Monthly ‘Drag Queen Bingo’ events continue at Central City Taphouse & Kitchen

A crowd watches performers at the 20th annual Surrey Pride Festival in 2019, at Central City Plaza. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Pride-colour-decorated vehicles are to roll through White Rock convoy-style July 24, as part of the White Rock Pride Society's 1st Annual Pride Ride. (White Rock Pride Society Facebook photo)

White Rock Pride Society discrimination case against Star of the Sea postponed

Initially scheduled to take place in January, the hearing has been moved to May

Pride-colour-decorated vehicles are to roll through White Rock convoy-style July 24, as part of the White Rock Pride Society's 1st Annual Pride Ride. (White Rock Pride Society Facebook photo)
A rainbow ribbon attached to a wreath at the White Rock Cenotaph last year. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Pride Society to honour LGBTQ+ vets on Remembrance Day

President Ernie Klassen said not enough attention is being given to LGBTQ+ war heroes

A rainbow ribbon attached to a wreath at the White Rock Cenotaph last year. (Contributed photo)
Delta Fire Chief Guy McKintuck poses for a photo with Myria Le Noir during during the Delta Pride Society’s third Pride picnic in Ladner on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Community support continues to grow as Delta Pride Society celebrates with annual picnic

Annual picnic back after a ‘little skip in there called COVID,’ says society president

Delta Fire Chief Guy McKintuck poses for a photo with Myria Le Noir during during the Delta Pride Society’s third Pride picnic in Ladner on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The 2021 White Rock Pride Ride was held Friday, July 23. (Gord Wait photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Pride Ride adds rainbow of colour to city

July 23 procession organized by the White Rock Pride Society

The 2021 White Rock Pride Ride was held Friday, July 23. (Gord Wait photo)
White Rock Pride Society president Ernie Klassen poses with Gus Rachid and Kimberley Pritchard outside FIVE Kitchen Oyster Bar Wednesday (July 14). (Contributed photo)

PHOTOS: White Rock Pride Ride rolls out July 23, one of two events planned

Flag-raising ceremonies to take place July 16 at city hall, RCMP detachment

White Rock Pride Society president Ernie Klassen poses with Gus Rachid and Kimberley Pritchard outside FIVE Kitchen Oyster Bar Wednesday (July 14). (Contributed photo)
KPU’s Pride-colour pillar at its Civic Plaza campus in downtown Surrey. (submitted photo)

Pride-coloured pillars permanently painted at KPU’s plaza campus in Surrey

‘Pride @ KPU’ website details a campus-wide initiative

KPU’s Pride-colour pillar at its Civic Plaza campus in downtown Surrey. (submitted photo)