Pride

Billie Sheridan of the Williams Lake Pride Society stands in front of the rainbow crosswalk at Fourth Avenue and Borland Street where burnout marks are visible on the painted surface. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

UPDATED: Vandals lash out at rainbow crosswalk in Williams Lake

City cleaned up tire marks, Pride group asks for a show of support for LGBTQ2S community

 

A new crosswalk in orange and feathers was painted at TRU in Williams Lake the week of Aug. 30 to welcome students back to the campus. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

TRU in Williams Lake has some fresh paint and bright colours to welcome back students

A new crosswalk in orange and feathers was painted at TRU in…

 

Boitanio Park was the place to be to wrap up Pride Week in Williams Lake Saturday (Aug. 20) (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pride parade lights up downtown Williams Lake

The parade kicked off just after 8:30 p.m.

 

Billie Sheridan has moved out of the shadows to stand up with pride for Pride in the Puddle. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Working to support LGBTQ2S+ in Williams Lake

Billie Sheridan is standing up with pride for Pride in the Puddle

Billie Sheridan has moved out of the shadows to stand up with pride for Pride in the Puddle. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, from left, Mayor Walt Cobb and Billie Sheridan of Williams Lake Pride Society all spoke briefly to the crowd before the Pride flag was raised in Williams Lake at city hall to mark the official beginning of Pride in the Puddle. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pride in the Puddle kicks off in Williams Lake with official flag raising

A Rainbow Pride flag raised at city hall Aug. 15 marks the beginning of Pride in the Puddle

Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, from left, Mayor Walt Cobb and Billie Sheridan of Williams Lake Pride Society all spoke briefly to the crowd before the Pride flag was raised in Williams Lake at city hall to mark the official beginning of Pride in the Puddle. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Participants gather together for a group photo during the inaugural Williams Lake Pride in the Puddle in 2019. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Williams Lake to raise the rainbow flag and declare first official Pride Week

City will fly first-ever official Pride flag and proclaim official support for LGBTQ2S+

Participants gather together for a group photo during the inaugural Williams Lake Pride in the Puddle in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Rainbow flags and coloured balloons are shown at the site where the Montreal Pride parade was supposed to start from in Montreal, Sunday, August 7, 2022. Festival organizers cancelled the parade over concerns for security due to the lack of staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal Pride Parade organizers cancel event, citing lack of security

More than 80 volunteers were absent, according to organizer

Rainbow flags and coloured balloons are shown at the site where the Montreal Pride parade was supposed to start from in Montreal, Sunday, August 7, 2022. Festival organizers cancelled the parade over concerns for security due to the lack of staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).

Being queer in medicine: Vancouver pediatrician reflects on Pride, connecting with patients

Pediatrician talks about coming out at work and moving past internalized oppression

Eva Moore (center), an openly queer pediatrician, is pictured with her wife, Hope Forstenzer (bottom left), and their two children. (Photo: Eva Moore).
Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)

VIDEO: Police investigating after B.C. church’s Pride flag vandalized

Delta police have released security footage in the hope that someone can help identify the suspect

Delta police are hoping the public can help identify a suspect caught on camera defacing a Pride flag outside the entrance to Ladner United Church in the early hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Delta Police Department video screen shot)
Charlotte Mortimer, left, Billie Sheridan and Nathan Cooper appeared before city council Tuesday, June 21, where they received approval to host the 2022 Pride in the Puddle Parade on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Illuminate your Life theme for Williams Lake Pride Society parade Aug. 20

There has not been a pride parade since 2019 due to the pandemic

Charlotte Mortimer, left, Billie Sheridan and Nathan Cooper appeared before city council Tuesday, June 21, where they received approval to host the 2022 Pride in the Puddle Parade on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Corporate Pride campaigns are back. But advocates want more than ‘rainbow washing’

Public displays of support need to be backed up by action in other 11 months of year, say advocates

Toronto-based graphic designer Dylan Horner is shown in this undated handout photo. Horner says a lot of the marketing campaigns he’s come across during Pride month make him cringe. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Dylan Horner *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The Pride month rainbow flag flies on the Saanich municipal hall flagpole, after being raised on June 1. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

First Pride in the Park comes to 100 Mile House

Event looks to connect 100 Mile queer community together

The Pride month rainbow flag flies on the Saanich municipal hall flagpole, after being raised on June 1. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)

B.C. community to hold first official Pride event in its history

Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen plans to attend the event to promote inclusivity

A sneak peak at some of the items that will be in a draw basket at the very first Vanderhoof Pride event. (Kjerstina Larsen/Facebook)
Participants gather together for a group photo during the inaugural Williams Lake Pride in the Puddle in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Williams Lake Pride Society looks toward getting back out in community after pandemic

Pride in the Puddle will be held virtually from July 23-24 in Williams Lake

Participants gather together for a group photo during the inaugural Williams Lake Pride in the Puddle in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)

Task force shares ideas to help Canadian sports associations be more LGBTQ-inclusive

Canada’s Sport Inclusion Task Force launches website during Pride Month

Vancouver Canucks players wore rainbow-coloured jerseys and matching Pride tape on their sticks for a game at Rogers Arena in 2018. (Vancouver Canucks photo/Twitter)