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)
(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)
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*
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna Pride march and festival takes over downtown

The event was to celebrate the 2SLBGTQIA+ community

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
A group of people who love bikes, visibility, pizza and queer people (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

A group of people who love bikes, visibility, pizza and queer people (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Coral Russell, manager at Bright Jenny gives a rainbow art demonstration (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Drink rainbows during Pride Month at Bright Jenny in Kelowna

For the month of June Bright Jenny is offering rainbow drinks to raise money for Etcetera

Coral Russell, manager at Bright Jenny gives a rainbow art demonstration (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)
Barbara Dale, from Atlanta, mother of a transgender child, waves sign reading “Love Knows No Gender” at Gay Pride Transgender March (AP Photo/Robin Rayne, File)

Central Okanagan Schools celebrate pride month

The District will have a booth at the June 11, Pride Parade in Kelowna

Barbara Dale, from Atlanta, mother of a transgender child, waves sign reading “Love Knows No Gender” at Gay Pride Transgender March (AP Photo/Robin Rayne, File)
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)
(Photo/Kelowna Pride)

Kelowna Pride unveils new board of directors

Board has been working on planning for this year’s Kelowna Pride Week

(Photo/Kelowna Pride)
(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)
14-year-old Cora Hill holds a baby chicken in her hands at the Hatch A Chick station at the 2021 Kelowna Pride festival on Oct. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

2021 Kelowna Pride festival draws hundreds

The festival was hosted on the final day of a jam-packed week of Pride festivities

14-year-old Cora Hill holds a baby chicken in her hands at the Hatch A Chick station at the 2021 Kelowna Pride festival on Oct. 30. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
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)
Health Initiative for Men (HiM) is heading to Kelowna to raise awareness of the importance of accessible queer and trans healthcare. The B.C.-based initiative aims to provide accessible health services for LGBTQ2S+ communities across the province. (Photo: Health Initiative for Men)

B.C.-based initiative to highlight LGBTQ2S+ health services during Kelowna Pride Week

Health Initiative for Men is hosting two events in Kelowna this week

Health Initiative for Men (HiM) is heading to Kelowna to raise awareness of the importance of accessible queer and trans healthcare. The B.C.-based initiative aims to provide accessible health services for LGBTQ2S+ communities across the province. (Photo: Health Initiative for Men)