Pinoy Pride Vancouver returns to Vancouver Pride Parade

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      Pinoy Pride Vancouver is coming back to join one of the most colourful events in the city.

      After a one-year absence, the Filipino Canadian LGBT group is again walking in the Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday (July 31).

      And according to co-chair Gary Lising, the association is bringing along some of its friends in the ethnic community.

      Lising told the Georgia Straight by phone that Migrante B.C., a community-based organization focused on migrant and temporary workers’ rights, will join Pinoy Pride Vancouver’s delegation at the parade.

      Lising is a founding member of Pinoy Pride Vancouver, which formed in 2011. It is the first organized LGBT group in the Filipino community.

      The group has joined the annual Vancouver Pride Parade since its founding year, except in 2015. Lising recalled that the organization was in the wait list for the parade last year, and didn’t make to the roll of participants.

      Pinoy Pride Vancouver is raising funds to support its participation in the Sunday parade.