This week in (gay) Vancouver: proclamations, parties and parades

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Gender Superheroes: The 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, August 2

It’s no secret that Vancouver Pride is upon us, so it should come as no surprise that our picks this week are all about celebrating who we are! Its tough picking just three highlights from a week filled with things to do, so for a more complete list of what’s happening during Pride Week in Vancouver be sure to visit our online guide.

It all officially gets underway as the Pride flag is raised above City Hall and mayor and council proclaim Pride Week in the City of Vancouver (Jul 27). The ceremony at 10:45am will be followed by a barbecue hosted by the city’s LGBTQ2+ advisory committee.

Vancouver's Mayor and city council will kick things off with a Pride Week proclamation on Monday

Vancouver’s Mayor and city council will kick things off with a Pride Week proclamation on Monday

Let’s really get the party started as sections of Davie Street, in the heart of Vancouver’s gay village, are closed for the Davie Street Block Party (Jul 31). Games, entertainment and, of course, a beer garden, the LGBTQ community (and their friends) take to the streets.

Dance like no one is watching at the Davie Street Block Party

Dance like no one is watching at the Davie Street Block Party on Friday, July 31

Okay, let’s be honest, for most of us it is the Vancouver Pride Parade (Aug 2) that we most look forward to each year. Come out and celebrate with over 500,000 of your closest friends and our Gender Superheroes as the parade winds its way down Robson to Denman, and then along Beach Avenue to the Sunset Beach Festival grounds.

Gender Superheroes: The 2015 Vancouver Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, August 2

Gender Superheroes: The 37th annual Vancouver Pride Parade takes place on Sunday, August 2

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