Pride

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

 

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

 

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)
During Pride month, Penticton RCMP Const. Dayne Lyons shares his message in hopes it will show gay, lesbian, or transgender that they can be an officer or anything they set their sights on. (Penticton RCMP)

Two Penticton RCMP officers share their message during Pride month

Const. Dayne Lyons and Cpl. Heather Bradshaw are proud members of 2SLGBTQ+ community

During Pride month, Penticton RCMP Const. Dayne Lyons shares his message in hopes it will show gay, lesbian, or transgender that they can be an officer or anything they set their sights on. (Penticton RCMP)
The second annual Fruit Float in Penticton celebrated Pride Month on Saturday, June 25. (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

The second annual Fruit Float in Penticton celebrated Pride Month on Saturday, June 25. (Brennan Phillips- Western News)
A double rainbow arches over Penticton shortly before sunset on Saturday, June 18. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Shining a light on Pride events in the South Okanagan

Fruit Float down Penticton channel this Saturday and roller PRIDE skate Sunday

A double rainbow arches over Penticton shortly before sunset on Saturday, June 18. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
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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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)
The South Okanagan SImimilkameen Pride Society is kicking off Pride Month with an in-person show at the Dream Cafe in Penticton.(Submitted)

Pride Month kicks off with special show at Penticton’s Dream Cafe

The South Okanagan Similkameen Pride Society is hosting their first in-person event since 2019

The South Okanagan SImimilkameen Pride Society is kicking off Pride Month with an in-person show at the Dream Cafe in Penticton.(Submitted)
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)
(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)
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)
Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)

Kelowna advocates seek legal opinion after municipal conversion therapy ban request denied

Advocacy Canada is still fighting for a local conversion therapy ban in Kelowna

Advocacy Canada says it is seeking legal opinion on how the Charter governs the powers of local governments with respect to a conversion therapy ban. (Black Press file photo)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

2021 Kelowna Pride officially underway

The theme for this year is ‘25 Years of the Pride Movement - The Work is Not Done’

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)
Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival, continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Support for Salmon Arm’s Pride Project Festival delights organizers

Events include guided walks, art exhibition, craft sales, digital film festival and more

Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival, continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)

Kelowna Pride Week postponed to October

Kelowna Pride Society cited COVID-19 concerns and public health restrictions as part of its decision

Three participants march at Kelowna Pride in 2019. (Kelowna Pride Society)