Vancouver Whitecaps Discuss History of Pride

Vancouver Whitecaps Pride ScarfVancouver Whitecaps staffer Christine Dunsforth appeared at the Pride Legacy Awards to present the Orange Award for Sports, and spoke about the team’s three-year history of pride.

When I first met with [Vancouver Pride Society¬†executive director] Ray Lam in 2012, I’d been working with the Whitecaps for just over a year and one day I realized that there was a gap.¬†I came to the sad realization that there just weren’t any professional teams in Canada that were bringing the issue of equality in sport into our stadiums publicly, publicly celebrating the LBGTQ2+ community. That was when Ray and I began organizing the first queer-themed major sporting event in Canada.

The event was also used to announce that this year’s Pride Night will be August 8, against Real Salt Lake.

Vancouver Free Press blog the Georgia Straight originally covered the event and has more information.

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