Trudeau took pictures and shook hands with patrons at the Fountainhead Pub — effectively becoming the first sitting Canadian prime minister to visit a gay bar. Vancouver is gearing up for Pride weekend right now, but the spirit of pride and inclusivity is strong here all year long! Thanks to the folks at fountainheadVAN for the warm welcome today. And a year later, Trudeau publicly apologized to gay Canadians who were fired from their jobs and the military during the Cold War. He proposed the Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act, which eradicated the records of Canadians previously convicted of consensual homosexual activity and which was passed last June. For the first time in his nearly three-year tenure, President Donald Trump recognized the annual celebration , becoming the first Republican president to do so after President Bill Clinton officially established Pride Month in
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It is the home of the city's gay subculture, and, as such, is often considered a gay village , or gaybourhood. Davie Village is centred on Davie Street and roughly includes the area between Burrard and Jervis streets. Davie Street—and, by extension, the Village—is named in honour of A. Davie , eighth Premier of British Columbia from to ; A. B's brother Theodore was also Premier, from to Along Davie Street are a variety of shops, restaurants, services, and hotels catering to a variety of customers, in addition to private residences.
This metropolis on the West Coast of Canada is a haven for queers of all kind. They flock to the rainbow-painted crosswalks that have become fixtures and photo opps on Davie Street. They are beckoned by the bubblegum-pink bus stops and neon-lit gay bars serving up umbrella-topped drinks. This West End 'hood is the most colorful thing in Vancouver—even the tables and chairs that line the sidewalk have been bathed in pastels.
The parade, which covered only one side of the street while the other remained open to traffic, ran from Nelson Park to Alexandra Park via Thurlow, Pacific and Beach. The VPS is managed by a 9-member volunteer board of directors  and a handful of paid staff, who handle the finances, logistics and operations of the organization and events. In addition, many hundreds of volunteers are involved in running the events.