VANCOUVER (August 5, 2018) – Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Wilkinson, released the following statement today in celebration of Vancouver Pride:
“This weekend Vancouver is celebrating their 40th Prideweekend. It is a momentous occasion, marking four decades of open celebration of LGBTQ identities in British Columbia.
“Our society has come a long way since then, seeing the LGBTQ community achieve major milestones such as equal rights and legalized marriage, as well as codified legal protections against discrimination.
“This progress is nowhere more apparent than at Vancouver Pride. What was once a brave march for tolerance, boldly defiant in the face of bigotry is now one of the largest parties in town, attended by families and thousands of out-of-town guests.
“This weekend is a celebration, and a reminder of how far we have come. Let’s continue to build and foster a tolerant and accepting society in British Columbia.
“From the entire BC Liberal Caucus: Happy Pride!”