Vancouverites remember Pride celebrations past on virtual parade day

Aug 2 2020, 1:17 pm

The August long weekend usually sees the colourful culmination of Vancouver’s Pride festival take over the West End in a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.

But the pandemic has put a stop to the usual in-person festivities, and many have been sending virtual messages for pride this weekend while looking back on past years.

The Vancouver Pride Society, which organizes the city’s annual Pride celebration and parade, has several online events this year, including a virtual parade on their YouTube channel.

Perhaps the in-person celebration will be back next year, but for now many residents are focusing on the messages and significance of the event.

 

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