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

 

Pride in the Park in 2019. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

Pride in the Park coming to Maple Ridge on Saturday

Celebration of inclusion organized by PLEA Community Services

 

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

 

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: Police investigating after B.C. church’s Pride flag vandalized

Delta police have released security footage in the hope that someone 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)
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*
Aedan Hill, a Grade 11 student at Maple Ridge secondary, leads the Pride march around the track. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

VIDEO: Maple Ridge secondary students show their Pride

Pride flags of all colours were on display during a parade around the track

Aedan Hill, a Grade 11 student at Maple Ridge secondary, leads the Pride march around the track. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Graphic artist Jag Nagra with her daughter in front of colourful new stairway art she designed at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. (Submitted photo)

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

Graphic artist Jag Nagra with her daughter in front of colourful new stairway art she designed at Guildford Town Centre in Surrey. (Submitted photo)
Queer as Funk performing at Pitt Meadows Pride event. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Pitt Meadows has first-ever Pride concert and celebration

Band Queer as Funk brings dance party for high school Prism club

Queer as Funk performing at Pitt Meadows Pride event. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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
Carter Hugill, 18, left, and Hudson Campbell, 20, both members of UPlan helped decorate downtown Maple Ridge for Pride month. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Rainbow coloured trees downtown Maple Ridge for Pride month

Members of UPlan spent four hours Monday wrapping trees in colourful ribbons

Carter Hugill, 18, left, and Hudson Campbell, 20, both members of UPlan helped decorate downtown Maple Ridge for Pride month. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
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)
Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)

Task force shares ideas to help Canadian sports associations be more LGBTQ-inclusive

Canada’s Sport Inclusion Task Force launches website during Pride Month

Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)
Lorna Seip touches up the mural on the wall at MRSS, working with students from the Rainbow Club. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Rainbow club puts message of inclusion at MRSS main entrance

Maple Ridge secondary grad says SOGI symbols are powerful

Lorna Seip touches up the mural on the wall at MRSS, working with students from the Rainbow Club. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Surrey Pride president Martin Rooney (front) poses with members of the Surrey RCMP, including spokesperson Corporal Elenore Sturko (right) at the 20th annual Surrey Pride at Central City Plaza on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Vancouver Pride isn’t ‘going away from their roots’ in parade police ban: Surrey Mountie

Surrey RCMP spokesperson Elenore Sturko says she is ‘disheartened’ about decision

Surrey Pride president Martin Rooney (front) poses with members of the Surrey RCMP, including spokesperson Corporal Elenore Sturko (right) at the 20th annual Surrey Pride at Central City Plaza on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Photo: Lauren Collins)