Here are our top gay news picks for this week - February 8th to 15th!
West End News
- #VanCupid Helps Spread Vancouver Valentine's Day Love: A group of anonymous V-Day enthusiasts have posted mailboxes filled with vintage Valentine's Day cards around Vancouver's West End. Passersby are encouraged to take one of the blank cards and give it to someone special. And then, of course, share the love on social media with the hashtag #VanCupid.
- West End clinic applies to become North America’s second legal supervised injection facility: If approved, the Dr. Peter Centre on Comox Street will have the federal government’s permission to offer services like those provided at Insite in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Gay Vancouver News
- Vancouver councillor returns from gay rights mission in Sochi: Tim Stevenson, who returned home Sunday, was also unable to meet International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, but did get an audience with Bach’s chief of staff and communications director.
- Vancouver Fountainhead Pub's 'To Russia With Love' Campaign Shows Support For LGBT Community: For the month of February, patrons can head to the Fountainhead Pub, which has been named an official Remote Pride House by Pride House International, and show their support by taking photos, writing notes, and, yes, drinking.
Gay World News
- State attorneys general are switching sides on gay marriage; 'The right side of history': Attorneys general in many U.S. states are increasingly taking an unusually supportive role in the movement to legalize gay marriage.
- US delegation member calls Olympic trip 'humbling': A member of the U.S. Olympic delegation sent to Sochi by President Barack Obama said Thursday she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest over anti-gay laws in Russia.
- Ellen Page comes out as gay in speech to counsellors for gay teens: The 26-year-old told a Las Vegas audience Friday, "I'm here today because I am gay." She was speaking to a conference of counsellors who work with teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or queer.