"Louder, prouder, safer, and stronger" - Vancouver celebrates Pride

Pride Week 2014 in Vancouver was a remarkable celebration of our progress together to secure LGBTTQ rights and equality, and to end homophobia and transphobia in all of their forms. Here are some of our highlights:

  1. As of 2 minutes ago, #Vancouver City Hall has a very colourful special touch to kick off #Pride Week! #vanpride #lgbt #glbt #LGBTQ #vanpoli
    As of 2 minutes ago, #Vancouver City Hall has a very colourful special touch to kick off #Pride Week! #vanpride #lgbt #glbt #LGBTQ #vanpoli
  2. "Vancouver celebrated a year of wins for the local LGBTQ community when the mayor proclaimed Pride Week and raised the rainbow flag at city hall on Monday."
  3. The city’s list of accomplishments includes an inclusive park board policy for trans people, an updated school board policy for sexual orientation and gender identity, plans for an LGBTQ resource centre in the West End and Coun. Tim Stevenson’s “brave and inspiring” mission to Sochi to lobby the International Olympic Committee to enshrine LGBTQ rights, Mayor Gregor Robertson said at the event.
  4. "A panel discussion held in council chambers before the flag raising ceremony addressed the plight of the community around the world and what Vancouver can do to help when it comes to queer refugees looking to call the city home. Recommendations included a city-funded staff position at Rainbow Refugee, social housing set aside for queer refugees and separate housing for LGBTQ refugees when they arrive in Canada."

  5. "We've taken steps here at City Hall, and park board and school board, to ensure that we build a city that is louder, prouder, and stronger," the Mayor said.
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