LGBT culture in Vancouver

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Rainbow crosswalk in Davie Village

Vancouver's LGBT community is centered around Davie Village. Historically, LGBT people have also gathered in the Chinatown and Gastown neighborhoods. Former establishments include Dino's Turkish Baths, a gay bathhouse on Hastings, and the city's first drag bar, BJ's, on Pender Street.[1]

Community centres[edit]

Qmunity, founded in 1979 as the Vancouver Gay Community Centre and formerly known as The Centre, is located on Bute Street in Davie Village.[2]


LGBT-oriented companies in Vancouver include Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium.


Vancouver pride parade, 2014

LGBT events in Vancouver include:

The annual Gay Men's Health Summit is hosted by Vancouver's Community-Based Research Centre for Gay Men's Health (CBRC).[3]


Xtra Vancouver was a gay bi-weekly newspaper, published by Pink Triangle Press between 1993 and 2015.


Celebrities Nightclub's exterior, 2016
Exterior of Numbers, 2016

LGBT nightclubs in Vancouver include Celebrities Nightclub, The Junction, and Numbers and Pumpjack Pub.


LGBT organizations based in Vancouver include:


  1. ^ "Gay footsteps through time". Daily Xtra. 2006-08-01. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  2. ^ "B.C. LGBT resource centre Qmunity finally ends decades-long search for new Vancouver location". 2017-05-19. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  3. ^ "Gay Men's Health Summit 2017 to explore HIV prevention beyond just sex". 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Takeuchi, Craig (July 28, 2016). "From South Asian to Jewish Canadians: Metro Vancouver's LGBT cultural organizations and groups". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "Vancouver, Toronto LGBT organizations launch emergency response to Chechnya gay prison camps". 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-06-11.
  6. ^ a b "Longtime Vancouver LGBT activists speak up for police presence at Pride parade". CBC News. 2017-02-20. Retrieved 2017-06-11.

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