A LITTLE DIFFERENT
Due to COVID-19, Vancouver Pride is going to look a little different in 2020. Pride is more than a parade or a festival – every year members of our communities reach out to tell us this. Pride is the first time they felt truly able to be their full selves. Pride is the day they felt unafraid in public. Pride is where they feel able to fully exist in a world that isn’t designed for them. Pride is holding hands and sharing a kiss free of fear, it is first dates and family members coming around, it is political, it is dancing till down, it is unabashedly taking up space.
PRIDE CAN NOT BE CANCELLED. ONLY RE-IMAGINED.
Pride is more than a parade or a festival -it is a feeling, not a physical space- which is why Pride can not be cancelled, only re-imagined. Connection is more important than ever this year. Isolation and insecurity have created terrible hardship for members of our communities. This is why we are proud to announce a digital line-up of events which enable us to come together and celebrate while paying marginalized artists, performers and suppliers for their work. We hope that you will continue to be involved with Vancouver Pride this year, and participate in our digital event season.