Photos: Vancouver Pride parade 2015

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      Hundreds of thousands were lining the sidewalks of Vancouver's West End for the annual Pride parade.

      After attending many of these celebrations over the years, I decided to spend some time today in the more shaded area along Thurlow Street.

      It's because that's where many participants hang out before being escorted down onto Robson Street where the parade begins.

      Below, you can see some snapshots I took at the start of the parade and in the waiting area.

      There were plenty of New Democrats, but I didn't see any B.C. Liberals or federal Conservatives.

      That's because they were prohibited from participating because they had refused to sign a pledge supporting passing a law explicitly guaranteeing equal rights for trans and gender-variant people.

      Gender is no longer viewed through a binary lens.
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      This is not Ken Denike's NPA.
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      Burnaby trustee Gary Wong is proud of his district's antihomophobia policy.
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      Melanie Mark (centre) hopes to succeed Jenny Kwan as the NDP MLA in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant.
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      The sign says it all.
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      CCEC Credit Union chair Michelle Fortin was one of the grand marshals.
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      Pride always brings out some glamour.
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      Vancouver has a very active Amnesty International chapter.
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      Vision Vancouver councillor Tim Stevenson poses beside the trans flag.
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      NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert's husband Romi was named as a grand marshal.

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      It was time for some to show Pride in their buff bodies.
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      Police chief Adam Palmer doesn't usually wear a boa on the job.
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      NDP MLA George Heyman approves of the pooch's political perspective.
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      Vancouver school board trustees and senior staff have made inclusion their motto.
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      Chelsea Manning probably would appreciate the support.
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      Go NDP!

      Aug 6, 2015 at 11:23am

      There's a new queen in town indeed! I can't wait to support Constance Barnes and the NDP this election.

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