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

 

Hundreds of people turned out for the first ever Pride March down 30th Avenue Saturday, Aug. 13. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PRIDE: Historic day of inclusion for Vernon

City’s first Pride March draws hundreds

 

Vernon resident Garth Nelson (left) joins Vernon-Monashee MLA Harwinder Sandhu (centre) and Vernon Coun. Kelly Fehr in celebrating the first Pride Week in Vernon with the raising of the Pride Flag at city hall Monday, Aug. 8. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Pride Week off to flag-raising start in Greater Vernon

First-ever Pride Week in Vernon runs Aug. 8-14; celebrated by raising rainbow flag in Vernon and Coldstream

 

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

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
Victoria officials raised the Pride Flag at city hall on June 17. Vernon council will do the same Aug. 8 after a request from Vernon Pride 2022. (City of Victoria photo)

Vernon city hall waves pride flag

Council approves formal request from Vernon Pride Week organizers to fly flag Aug. 8-14

Victoria officials raised the Pride Flag at city hall on June 17. Vernon council will do the same Aug. 8 after a request from Vernon Pride 2022. (City of Victoria photo)
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

Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).
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)
(Brennan Phillips- Western News)

PHOTOS: Pride Month celebrated with Fruit Float down Penticton Channel

The event was organized by the South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society

(Brennan Phillips- Western News)
Officers with Out on Patrol visited Vernon Secondary School for Pride Month on June 20, 2022 (Contributed)

Coming out for those coming out: Out on Patrol visits Vernon high schools

Out on Patrol is a non-profit, peer support organization for 2SLGBTQ+ members of law enforcement

  • Jun 21, 2022
Officers with Out on Patrol visited Vernon Secondary School for Pride Month on June 20, 2022 (Contributed)
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*
The bike storage at Jack Knife was full of bikes for the Pride event (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Pizza, bikes, love and diversity at Kelowna Pride event

The Bike March was a success that has folks excited for the upcoming week of Pride events in Kelowna

The bike storage at Jack Knife was full of bikes for the Pride event (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
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LETTER: Summerland crosswalk gesture brought reconciliation

Former student had been harrassed in high school

  • Jun 3, 2022
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Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COLUMN: All people deserve to be treated with respect

Pride Month, held each year in June, is a time to recognize a segment of our population

Summerland’s rainbow crosswalks attracted controversy when they were first installed. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Students from Armstrong’s Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School have more than 50 pieces on display this week for the Diversity Public Art Exhibition, hosted by the Armstrong Pride Society, at the Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Armstrong students exhibit Diversity with pride

More than 50 pieces of art on display for Pride Society’s Diversity – Public Art Exhibition

Students from Armstrong’s Len Wood Middle School and Pleasant Valley Secondary School have more than 50 pieces on display this week for the Diversity Public Art Exhibition, hosted by the Armstrong Pride Society, at the Armstrong Seniors Activity Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
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)
The City of Armstrong will officially unveil its freshly painted Pride sidewalk at the intersection of Smith Drive and Smith Road at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, followed by a celebration in Armstrong Memorial Park. (City of Armstrong photo)
The City of Armstrong will officially unveil its freshly painted Pride sidewalk at the intersection of Smith Drive and Smith Road at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2022, followed by a celebration in Armstrong Memorial Park. (City of Armstrong photo)
A fresh coat of rainbow-coloured paint can now be seen on an Armstrong sidewalk, in celebration of the local LGBTQ+ community. The city will officially unveil the sidewalk in June 2022. (Curtis Kayfish/Facebook)

Armstrong sidewalk gets fresh coat of rainbow paint

New rainbow sidewalk in celebration of LGBTQ2S+ community can be seen in front of the city’s welcome sign

A fresh coat of rainbow-coloured paint can now be seen on an Armstrong sidewalk, in celebration of the local LGBTQ+ community. The city will officially unveil the sidewalk in June 2022. (Curtis Kayfish/Facebook)
(Ashley Voykin Photography)

Peak Pride returns to Big White Resort

World’s largest collection of winter pride events hits Kelowna resort this weekend

(Ashley Voykin Photography)
Armstrong Pride has announced the launch of its new website, and the continuation of its fundraising concert series. (armstrongpride.ca)

Armstrong Pride launches website, continues fundraising concert series

Johnson/Fraser, Darby Mills, Ben Klick to perform in Armstrong; info at armstrongpride.ca

Armstrong Pride has announced the launch of its new website, and the continuation of its fundraising concert series. (armstrongpride.ca)
Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)

Kelowna, start your engines, Peak Pride is coming to town

Peak Pride will be hosting drag show Licorne Lounge this weekend at the Kelowna Community Theater

Drag superstars are performing at the Kelowna Community theater this weekend (Peak Pride/Licorne Lounge)