November 23, 2017

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Vancouver’s Pride Legacy Awards 2016 celebrate LGBT community shining lights

Left to right: (back row) John Boychuk, Zdrávko Cimbaljevic, Myriam Dumont, John Ferrie, Rachel Garrett, Morgane Oger, (front row) Dean Thullner, Rohan Hare
Photo Credit To Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight

It was a night celebrating the strengths and accomplishments of local individuals and organizations, who have contributed selflessly to social progress and improvement.

Of course, it was also an evening with a recurring theme of grieving, gravity, and regrouping.

The 2016 Pride Legacy Awards, held at Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre on June 18, brought together local LGBT communities one week after the shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub sent shockwaves across the world.

Vancouver Pride Society president Alan Jernigan began the evening with a moment of silence for all those affected by the Orlando massacre.

“The Vancouver Pride Society exists to bring the community together to celebrate, and after a week marked by pain, grief, and fear, I am so happy we can all be here tonight to celebrate the work of some amazing people who fill our community with love, light, and hope,” Jernigan said.

Read More Here: http://www.straight.com/life/721861/vancouvers-pride-legacy-awards-2016-celebrate-lgbt-community-shining-lights#DVP

Post source : Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight

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Rick has lived in Vancouver since 1991 - first off Commercial Drive and now in Renfrew Heights - with his husband of 34 years, Dan. He has a background in travel, an interest in LGBT history, and a fondness for all that is geek. As co-publisher of Davie Village Post, he looks for stories and news which are relevant to LGBT Vancouver, and invites you to submit your items and ideas.

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