It is time for Vancouver’s Annual Pride Parade! Ever since Craig Rodwell proposed to hold a gay pride parade in New York on November 2, 1969 it has grown into a world wide event attracting thousands of people every year. Even though Toronto has emerged as a leader on progressive gay and lesbian policy in North America, Vancouver knows how to have a great Parade! Last year the Parade spanned out over 20 blocks and attracted an audience of over 600,000 people!
Each year, the Vancouver Pride Society selects a theme for the Vancouver Pride celebration. The theme selected for 2009, “Educate, Liberate, Celebrate,” so accurately gets to the heart of the Pride celebration’s purpose that it will carry through as the theme for 2010 and 2011, as well. Each year, one of the three elements will be highlighted. This year the focus is on Liberate and what it means to be free.
Leading up to the Pride parade on Sunday August 1 there are several Pre-Pride activities to do around town. Some of the pride activities are:
Thu July 29, 2010 Pride Movie NightVancity Theatre
Fri July 30, 2010 Pride Weekend Launch, J Lounge, 1216 Bute St.
Fri July 30, 2010 TELUS Davie Street Pride Party, Davie Street from Burrard to Jervis
Sat July 31, 2010 Terry Wallace Breakfast, Davie and Bute
Sun August 1, 2010 Pride Parade. Starting at 12 pm at Robson St, to Denman St, to Beach Ave.
For more information about the activities during the week, click here
Go out and enjoy one of the many activities being held during Pride Week! Looking for some people to go with? Leave a message on our Facebook site and meet up with other INTERNeX Candidates!