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Victoria Pride Parade 2016
The Victoria Pride Parade was held on July 10, 2016, moving from Government Street to MacDonald Park. Over 100 groups and floats--including local businesses and non-profits--helped celebrate the day.
Jul 10th, 2016
10 holiday party tips from the gay community: 2013 edition
Party advice from local experts.
Dec 9th, 2013
George Takei backs bid to move Sochi Olympics to Vancouver
Vancouver Olympics, again? Star Trek icon George Takei thinks it's a good idea for the gay-friendly city.
Aug 7th, 2013
Vancouver's Gay Pride Parade gets civic status
A few days after speaking out against anti-LGBTQ violence, Mayor Gregor Robertson declared the Vancouver Pride Parade a civic parade for the first time.
Jul 29th, 2013
Mayor Robertson slams anti-gay violence and discrimination in Russia
Mayor Gregor Robertson releases a statement supporting equality for LGBTQ in Russia ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Jul 26th, 2013
Dignity House: a vision for lesbian and gay seniors and elder housing for Vancouver
A place for dignity, respect, and compassion
Aug 30th, 2012
Gay Pride Parade paints Vancouver rainbow colours: slide show
The streets of downtown Vancouver were transformed into a sea of bright feather boas, glitter, and colourful budgie-smugglers as a crowd of over half a million people from around the world gathered...
Aug 5th, 2012
Donald Trump's strange response to Miss Universe transgender controversy
As a result of Jenna Talackova's public battle to be re-entered into the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant, organizers will be changing rules to allow transgender contestants, according to GLAAD.
Apr 10th, 2012
Transgender Jenna Talackova tells Donald Trump to clear up beauty pageant rules
In a press conference this morning, Talackova and her lawyer called Miss Universe out for discrimination against trans people and for being unclear if Talackova will be allowed to compete after all.
Apr 3rd, 2012
Transsexual Jenna Talackova to speak today about Miss Universe decision
Transsexual beauty contestant Jenna Talackova is set to talk today about Miss Universe Canada, which just announced that she may re-qualify to compete.
Apr 2nd, 2012