For those who feel that the annual Pride parade is a bit too corporate, the Vancouver Dyke March provides a refreshing alternative.
Today, lesbians are celebrating their Pride in Grandview Park after their walk down Commercial Drive.
The family-friendly festivities will continue all day.
When I dropped by, I ran into a group from the Coalition of Progressive Electors.
Imtiaz Popat, a well-known member of the LGBT community, is seeking a park-board nomination. John Yano hopes to get the party's nod for council, and former teacher Ralph Fraatz is seeking COPE's backing for the board of education.
COPE's external co-chair, Heather Gies, told me that her party will nominate all of its candidates on September 7.