Here’s everything you need to know about Vancouver Pride this year

Yes, it’s true. Vancouver Pride is lastly again – and the lineup for the 2022 Pride Festival simply dropped. This year’s fest is aptly themed “Together Again,” in an effort to carry collectively as many members of the 2SLGBTQAI+ communities as attainable in a secure, welcoming atmosphere. Compared to last year’s fest, this one is certain to be a significant celebration!

The significance of 2SLGBTQAI+ communities taking on area and gathering in individual for the first time in three years can’t be overstated. Community-focused occasions like Vancouver’s Pride Parade and the Sunset Beach Festival create this area and invite everybody to the celebration!

“COVID-19 has introduced plenty of challenges for occasion organizers like us in addition to the 2SLGBTQAI+ communities that we serve,” says Lee Keple, Interim Executive Director of VPS. “To have our signature programming safely return to Vancouver, to see these communities coming collectively once more to rejoice Pride—it’s one thing we’ve been ready for and dealing in direction of for a very long time.”

This year’s pageant will happen from July twenty first to August 1st.

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Now, let’s dive into the lineup.

June occasions

This year, Vancouver doesn’t have to wait till July to rejoice Pride with the Vancouver Pride Society. In addition to a fitness and social wellness hub that lasts till Friday, June tenth, VPS can also be internet hosting an outdoor spin + drag show on Sunday, June twelfth, simply in time for Global Wellness Day.

VPS has additionally introduced their first signature occasion, East Side Pride, which is able to happen on Saturday, June twenty fifth at Grandview Park. The all-ages occasion will function a ton of numerous performances, BIPOC artists, 2SLGBTQAI+ neighborhood distributors, and foods and drinks vans.

Adults are welcome to proceed the celebration with Do604 at Thrive With Pride, the official afterparty at Fox Cabaret.

July occasions

Vancouver’s Pride Parade will happen in downtown Vancouver on Sunday, July thirty first. This year’s Grand Marshals embody neighborhood activist Annie Ohana, Squamish Nation Council member Kristen Rivers (tiyaltelut), and Emperor Victor the Victorious and Empress Fancy Pants. Talk about a dynamic trio!

During Pride week in July, VPS has confirmed an enormous lineup of programming outdoors of the parade itself. Expect movie screenings, pop-up lounges (together with the model new Rainbow Lounge on Granville Island), and the return of the enduring, trivia-performing Drag Deliveries. You can view the complete Pride Month itinerary here.

“Each year, the Vancouver Pride Society is a chance to rejoice the progress we’ve got all achieved for the 2SLGBTQAI+ neighborhood and a reminder that there’s nonetheless extra work to do,” mentioned Grant Minish, National Manager – 2SLGBTQAI+ Business Development, TD Bank Group. “We are thrilled to proceed our long-standing assist of the Vancouver Pride Society and stay dedicated to serving to create a extra inclusive tomorrow.”

More occasion data and ticketing choices shall be launched on Monday, June twentieth. Stay tuned through VPS’ socials – we know we are going to!

Happy Pride, Vancouver. We can’t wait to rejoice with you.

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