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Olympians walk with Pride in Vancouver
Vancouver’s Pride Parade could not have come at a better time for a city cementing its reputation as one of the most tolerant in the world. On Sunday, just weeks after Russia passed anti-gay...
Aug 5th, 2013
Brokeback Iceberg: Bromancing penguins have their wings clipped
Zoo breaks up "gay" bachelor penguin buddies in hopes of getting a little breeding action started.
Dec 12th, 2011
Vancouver Pride Parade gears toward future
With the 2011 Pride Parade successfully wrapped up, Vancouver Pride Society president Ken Coolen talks about this year's parade and what to expect in the upcoming year.
Aug 2nd, 2011
How to get the most out of Pride Week in Vancouver
Where the heck have I been for the last eight weeks? On a North American Gay Pride Tour if you must know. I often get asked how I end up getting to go to all these colorful events around the world...
Jul 25th, 2011
Vancouver Pride Week events schedule
Get your rainbow flags ready, folks -- Vancouver's Pride Week has officially kicked off.
Jul 25th, 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Days 6 & 7: Tues and Wed
Volkmar Richter’s picks for the next two days include a surreal winner at Cannes and a spellbinding biography of David Suzuki. (read more)
Oct 5th, 2010
Would Gregor Robertson do this?
So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...
Aug 9th, 2010
Beautiful Gay Pride Parade photo essay
The Vancouver Pride Parade showcased Vancouver's immense diversity last Sunday, as many gathered in the downtown core. Families, individuals, friends, and businesses cheered on, watched, supported, an
Aug 3rd, 2010