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

 

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

 

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*
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
Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (right) poses for a photo with Chilliwack Pride Society president Teri Westerby. Paddon partnered up with the pride organization to create scholarships for Chilliwack-Kent 2SLGBTQ+ students. (Contributed Photo/Sarah Sovereign Photography)

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon funds 2SLGBTQ+ scholarships

Three $250 scholarships available to LGBTQ, Two-Spirit individuals in riding

Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon (right) poses for a photo with Chilliwack Pride Society president Teri Westerby. Paddon partnered up with the pride organization to create scholarships for Chilliwack-Kent 2SLGBTQ+ students. (Contributed Photo/Sarah Sovereign Photography)
The designers of the pride banners, from left, Bon Graham, Teri Westerby and Justin Mallard, chat on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 underneath two of the 100 banners that were installed in downtown Chilliwack on May 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Rainbow banners installed in downtown Chilliwack for pride month

Designer called it a ‘beautiful’ sight to finally see pride banners up for June

The designers of the pride banners, from left, Bon Graham, Teri Westerby and Justin Mallard, chat on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 underneath two of the 100 banners that were installed in downtown Chilliwack on May 25. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The inaugural Chilliwack Pride Barbecue took place at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre on Aug. 24, 2019. This year’s fundraiser barbecue is set for June 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Hot dog barbecue to raise funds for Chilliwack Pride Society

Event will also celebrate new pride banners installed by City of Chilliwack on May 25

The inaugural Chilliwack Pride Barbecue took place at the Neighbourhood Learning Centre on Aug. 24, 2019. This year’s fundraiser barbecue is set for June 5, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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)
Pride banners coming to downtown Chilliwack for pride month in June 2022. (City of Chilliwack)

Rainbow-themed banners coming to downtown Chilliwack for pride month

Banners a ‘powerful reminder’ for anyone struggling in Chilliwack, that they are loved, says creator

Pride banners coming to downtown Chilliwack for pride month in June 2022. (City of Chilliwack)
June is Pride Month.

EDITORIAL: We can make progress during Pride Month

In Chilliwack we get ever closer to becoming a community where everyone is accepted

June is 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)

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 Maple Ridge School’s 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)
Society celebrates pride with colourful piano contest around Chilliwack

Society celebrates pride with colourful piano contest around Chilliwack

People invited to find missing keys in Chilliwack Pride Society’s Rainbow Piano Mystery game

Society celebrates pride with colourful piano contest around Chilliwack
Fraser Valley Regional Library staff (from left) Janet Woyke, Katie Burns and Julie Penner have put together a special story time video in celebration of Fraser Valley Pride week (July 10 to 18). Photo taken on June 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Chilliwack librarians bring colourful story time to young kids for pride week

The pride story time video will feature a children’s book reading about diversity

Fraser Valley Regional Library staff (from left) Janet Woyke, Katie Burns and Julie Penner have put together a special story time video in celebration of Fraser Valley Pride week (July 10 to 18). Photo taken on June 26, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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)