530,000 turn out for Vancouver pride

Vancouver’s Aug. 2 gay pride parade brought 530,000 people to the streets of the West End, Xtra! West reported.

The city’s 31st march included 150 contingents and took place in what the paper called “record-breaking heat.”

Mayor Gregor Robertson wore a rainbow T-shirt and danced on a city float that portrayed the Vancouver skyline in pink. Police officers, firefighters and school-board members also took part.

By Rex Wockner


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