Fifty years after the Stonewall riots that launched the modern LGBT rights movement, the passion for equality still runs strong in Vancouver. This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context. In the later morning I saw you waiting to cross Granville. I think you were carrying a big green Wish it could be done away with entirely.
Vancouver Gay Pride
Pride Parade takes over downtown Vancouver streets in colourful celebration
Vancouver's Pride Parade is the largest parade of any kind in Western Canada. The parade, which covered only one side of the street while the other remained open to traffic, ran from Nelson Park to Alexandra Park via Thurlow, Pacific and Beach. The VPS is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and a handful of paid staff, who handle the finances, logistics and operations of the organization and events. In addition, many hundreds of volunteers are involved in running the events. The events are funded through annual donations, corporate sponsorships, the City of Vancouver, parade entry fees, festival vendor fees, and donations collected during events.
2019 Vancouver Pride Parade
Vancouver's progressive and diversity-positive attitude goes on vibrant display at the annual Vancouver Pride Parade celebrations. What started as a courageous and peaceful protest in has become one of the most grandiose, spirited and outspoken celebrations of inclusivity and the freedom to love who you want, and to be who you are fiercely and openly. Last year's Pride included more than , participants from all walks of life. This year is expected to be just as exciting.
The Vancouver Pride Festival occurs each year on the first week or so of August and the Vancouver Pride Parade takes place on the Sunday which is the second-to-last day of the festival. Hundreds of thousands of people turn out each year to enjoy the music, rainbow colours, festive atmosphere and crazy costumes. Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has joined in recent years to show his support! In the festival begins on Monday July 29th and finishes on Monday August 5th. There are also events at other downtown locations though, as well as Pride at the Pier in North Vancouver.