Here are our gay / Vancouver news picks for this week - January 18th to 25th.
Gay Vancouver News
- Gay rights delegation hosts event: A send-off event for Vancouver’s Host City Pride House mission is being prepared for Monday night in the city’s West End as the group heads to Sochi, Russia for the Olympic games.
- Gay-straight alliances reduce suicide risk among all students: study: Both gay and straight students in Canadian schools are less likely to have suicidal tendencies when explicit anti-homophobia interventions such as school-based gay-straight alliances (GSAs) are in place, according to a University of B.C. study.
- Jenna Talackova launches ad for her ‘healthiest transformation’: The first transgender woman to compete for the Miss Universe title wore a revealing bikini made entirely out of vegetables in an ad that she unveiled at the Davie Village rainbow crosswalk.
- This week in (gay) Vancouver: a Canadian comic icon and a night of parties on Davie Street that will help actually do you (and others) some good.
West End / Davie Village News
- Community watchdog asks if City Hall withheld computer renderings to stifle debate on the West End: A community advocate has suggested that the City of Vancouver withheld 3-D models depicting a possible future for the West End in order to minimize public discussion.
- West End - Archivist ensures city’s queer history kept for posterity: Retired librarian, archivist and West End resident Ron Dutton says the city’s queer communities have many milestone anniversaries to celebrate now and in the near future, including the 35th anniversary of Pride this month.