Vancouver Pride Month: Here’s How You Can Celebrate

Vancouver Pride is this month! Diversity is something we all need to celebrate and respect. Here are a list of events happening in Vancouver, along with some LGBTQ+ resources.

 

 

Events

August 2nd – Prance on the Pier (5PM, The Shipyards in North Vancouver)

Join us at the first all-ages Pride dance in North Vancouver. Head at the Shipyard Markets, a 3 minute walk from Lonsdale Quay, for a free night of DJs, food, games and a community zone! http://www.vancouverpride.ca/calendar////1334411

August 4th – Davie Street Party (6PM-Midnight, Davie Village between Burrard and Jervis)

Join Vancouver Pride Society for the biggest event in the West End – the Davie Street Party! Presented by Fido, there will be multiple stages, lots of food from the many businesses along Davie Street, and great new art installations. http://www.vancouverpride.ca/calendar////816715

August 5th – Terry Wallace Memorial Breakfast (8AM, Jim Deva Plaza in the Davie Village)

Join us to help honor one of the founders of Pride. There will be yummy pancakes and lots of other goodies, as well as great community. http://www.vancouverpride.ca/calendar////816718

August 6th – Brunch & Parade Viewing at the Boathouse (10:30AM, The Boathouse Restaurant 1795 Beach Avenue)

The best place to watch the Vancouver Pride Parade in comfort, and STYLE! http://www.vancouverpride.ca/calendar////1332476

August 6th – Sunset Beach Festival (11AM, Sunset Beach Park)

Come celebrate Pride in the sun and sand at the Sunset Beach Festival. With a full stage, beer garden, and community zone, stay for the whole day or pop by after the parade. http://www.vancouverpride.ca/calendar////807206

August 6th – 39th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade (12PM, West End, Vancouver)

Join the Vancouver Pride Society in showing what pride means to us with our 39th Annual Pride Parade. Watch the colours fly and have a ball while all the amazing floats march past. http://www.vancouverpride.ca/calendar////807207

 

For more info, and additional events, go to http://www.vancouverpride.ca/events

 

Resources

QMUNITY

BC’S Queer Resource Centre. http://qmunity.ca/

PFLAG Canada

Canada’s national LGBTQ+ organiztion that offers support and resources. http://pflagcanada.ca/          

Big Bro’s Barbershop

A queer/trans-owned barbershop (barber & beauty services) and resource center in Vancouver. http://www.bigbrosbarbershop.com/

Raincity Housing

LGBTQ2S* Youth Housing. http://www.raincityhousing.org/what-we-do/lgbtq2s-youth-housing/

LGBTQ+ Organizations & Publications of the Northwest & British Columbia

A list of gay and lesbian organizations and publications. http://staff.washington.edu/alvin/nwgorg.htm

“Not Your Mom’s Trans 101”

Blog post on gender and what it means to be transgender. http://www.tranarchism.com/2010/11/26/not-your-moms-trans-101/

Transgender Health Program Resources – Vancouver Coastal Health

A BC-wide information hub providing information about gender affirming care and supports. http://transhealth.phsa.ca/

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Support for members of the LGBTQ+ community who suffer from Cerebral Palsy. https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/cerebral-palsy/living/lgbt/

“6 Reasons Your Discomfort with They/Them Pronouns Reveals Unchecked Cis Privilege”

Why using people’s preferred pronouns is important. http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/12/they-pronouns-cis-privilege/

Biography of Gay & Lesbian History

Information on queer history. http://rictornorton.co.uk/bibliog/index.htm

Little Sisters Bookstore

1238 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC. https://www.littlesisters.ca/

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Know your rights. http://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng

LGBT Friendly Drug and Alcohol Resources

List of treatment options, types of addiction, experts, and resources. http://www.rehabcenter.net/lgbt-friendly-drug-alcohol-rehab-centers/

The Recovery Village

An organization dedicated to helping individuals struggling with substance abuse into recovery: https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/lgbtq/

 

Happy Pride!