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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.

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UPDATE from the Daily Scot:

Ain’t no party like Vancouver Pride party.

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