Each year Vancouver welcomes the world to its annual Gay Pride celebrations. Culminating with the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival the first weekend in August each year, the Vancouver Pride celebrations consist of a week long series of events celebrating everything gay!
Educate, Liberate, Celebrate!
Vancouver’s 2010 Pride Week festivities officially take place from July 30th to August 2nd, 2010 but also includes a large number of pre-Pride events in the days leading up to Pride Week.
It all culminates with the Annual Pride Parade and Sunset Beach Pride Festival beginning at Noon on Sunday, August 1st, 2010.
In 2008, the Vancouver Pride Society adopted a three-year theme of Educate, Liberate, Celebrate focusing on one of the three themes each year. In 2010, the focus is on Liberate and what it means to be free. While Canada has made strong steps towards an equality for all persons there are still some hurdles to overcome. Outside Canada the GLBTQ communities in many countries have little or no protection and continue to be persecuted.
The Vancouver Pride Society challenges you to make Pride your political action this summer : at Pride, we stand in solidarity with those who fight for liberation around the world. We march for those who can’t walk with pride; we speak for those who are silenced and oppressed. Show up, be visible and be proud.
Vancouver 2010 Pride Photos
We have some of the first photos from the
2010 Vancouver Pride Parade & Festival! Be sure check out our other albums with photos from the Pride Picnic in the Park, Terry Wallace Breakfast, Davie Street Party and East Side Pride here.
Vancouver 2010 Pride Events
August 2010 – Happy Pride!
|01||Vancouver Pride Parade – this is it folk! The moment we wait for every year. Be sure to get your spot early and join the 500,000+ spectators that take in this annual event (see the parade route below)!
Sunset Beach Pride Festival – continue the celebrations with live music, vendors and a beer garden!
Rapture: Victory – Vancouver’s premiere Pride party featuring LA Superstar DJ Paulo.
CruiseyT – Pride White Party Cruise – aboard the MV Princess featuring DJ Denny Kindel with performances by Jaylene & Raye Sunshine.
CruiseyT – Pride Go Go Cruise – aboard the MV Britannia featuring DJ Zack Shore with performances by Joan-E & Carlotta Gurl.
Celebrities Pride: History VII
J Lounge Pride: Trouble Pride T-Dance & Smudge Cab-A-RETro – another T-Dance at 3pm plus Conni Smudge cabaret at 9pm.
560 Pride: JetGirl Pride Edition – four rooms, three DJs including DJ Wildfire (Portland/Seattle).
Chicas – Canada’s most anticipated lesbian Pride party of the year.
Odyssey Pride: Feather Boa Pride Ball – following the parade join Joan-E and
Hershe Bar –
1181 Pride: Carnival Beach House – 5th annual post parade party. Beachwear
Pumpjack Pride: Pride Patio – stop by after the parade on the back
Church: God is a DJ Pride Edition – fifth annual Pride party reveres the
|02||CruiseyT – Pride Party Cruise – aboard the MV Britannia featuring Abasi & Iain on the Sax with performances by Joan-E & Jaylene. J Lounge Pride: Hot Gay DJ Finale – Vancouver’s Gay Hot DJ contest heats up with the finale starting at Noon.
J Lounge Pride: Boy Power & Miss Stretch’s Remedial Cabaret – comedy Monday with Tops & Bottoms at 8pm and Miss Stretch’s Remedial Cabaret at 10pm.
1181 Pride: Recovery Party – join the boys from 1181 at their own staff