Maybe it was sometime around the turn of the century, but the Gay Pride Parade was no longer just about gay pride – or at least the reason for a political statement inherent in that word ‘pride.’ It no longer seemed as necessary.
Instead, the parade had been embraced as a home-made community-wide event – an opportunity for everyone to come together along the streets of the West End, at the height of a long weekend in summer, to push some boundaries and have some fun. And then in a beachfront fairground, to sing and dance, show off, and marvel at who we had become.
UPDATE from the Daily Scot:
Ain’t no party like Vancouver Pride party.