Pride

Charlotte Mortimer, from left, vice president Williams Lake Pride Society (WLPS), Billie Sheridan, secretary for WLPS, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Mayor Walt Cobb and Sonny Dyck, WLPS president, all stand under the newly raised Pride flag in front of city hall. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

VIDEO: Pride in the Puddle kicks off first official Pride week for Cariboo town

Rainbow Pride flag raised at city hall Aug. 15 marking the beginning of Pride week in Williams Lake

 

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

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)
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*
There were cheers and applause after Quesnel Pride Society vice president Sue Hunt helped raise the pride flag on Wednesday, June 1 at LeBourdais Park. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)

Pride flag raised in Quesnel for Pride Month

A rainbow flag is now flying at LeBourdais Park

There were cheers and applause after Quesnel Pride Society vice president Sue Hunt helped raise the pride flag on Wednesday, June 1 at LeBourdais Park. (Rebecca Dyok photo — Quesnel Observer)
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)
Two participants in the 2018 Quesnel Pride Parade wave a Canadian Pride flag in LeBourdais Park. (Heather Norman photo)
Two participants in the 2018 Quesnel Pride Parade wave a Canadian Pride flag in LeBourdais Park. (Heather Norman photo)
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)
City councillors Mitch Vik, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, Martin Runge, and Quesnel School District Trustee Julie-Anne Runge joined members of the Quesnel Pride Society including Karen Edwards, Kassondra Schwab, Ashley Rodgers, Ellen Facey and Emily Ingram, to christen the new rainbow crosswalk installed in downtown Quesnel. The crosswalk was installed with funds donated by RBC and will be maintained by the City of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel installs crosswalk, raises flag at LeBourdais to mark beginning pride month

The crosswalk was installed by the city after the pride society received a $3,000 grant

City councillors Mitch Vik, Laurey-Anne Roodenburg, Martin Runge, and Quesnel School District Trustee Julie-Anne Runge joined members of the Quesnel Pride Society including Karen Edwards, Kassondra Schwab, Ashley Rodgers, Ellen Facey and Emily Ingram, to christen the new rainbow crosswalk installed in downtown Quesnel. The crosswalk was installed with funds donated by RBC and will be maintained by the City of Quesnel. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Pride flag is raised on the Quesnel community flag pole in LeBourdais Park on Monday, June 22. From left, members of the community, Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson, Quesnel Pride Society president Kassondra Schwab and and vice president Ashley Rodgers. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Pride flag flies high in leBourdais Park

The Pride flag will fly on the Quesnel community flag pole for the remainder of June

The Pride flag is raised on the Quesnel community flag pole in LeBourdais Park on Monday, June 22. From left, members of the community, Quesnel mayor Bob Simpson, Quesnel Pride Society president Kassondra Schwab and and vice president Ashley Rodgers. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Pride Society has received $8,500 in funding from the Trans Care B.C. 2020 Peer Support and Mental Health and Well-Being Services Grant. (Sasha Sefter - Observer File Photo)

Quesnel Pride Society receives $8,500 grant from Trans Care B.C.

The annual Pride Parade has been cancelled due to COVID-19, grant funds will support future projects

The Quesnel Pride Society has received $8,500 in funding from the Trans Care B.C. 2020 Peer Support and Mental Health and Well-Being Services Grant. (Sasha Sefter - Observer File Photo)
From left, Quesnel Pride Society president Kassondra Schwab, vice-president and treasurer Ashley Rodgers and secretary Ellen Facey are putting the finishing touches on the society’s grand opening and official launch event, which will take place Saturday, March 14 in the organization’s new space in the West Park Mall. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Pride Society finds a home

The organization will be opening the doors to its new space in the West Park Mall on March 14

From left, Quesnel Pride Society president Kassondra Schwab, vice-president and treasurer Ashley Rodgers and secretary Ellen Facey are putting the finishing touches on the society’s grand opening and official launch event, which will take place Saturday, March 14 in the organization’s new space in the West Park Mall. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)