Vancouver USA Pride event attracts families

first_imgFor Vancouver mother Anjela Ford-Glueckert, Vancouver USA Pride is about two families.There’s hers — the four generations of women and children who sat in the shade at Esther Short Park on Saturday, eating pretzels and listening to music.Then there’s the one around her — the rainbow-clad crowd of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and their allies who milled in the park as they visited friends and checked out the booths.This is Ford-Glueckert’s fourth Vancouver USA Pride event, where she was joined by her 7-year-old son, Jalen, her 4-year-old daughter, Billie Kat, her mother, Renate Ford, 69, and her grandmother, Ilse Kahle, 89.She brought her family — absent her wife, who was at a meeting and could not attend this year — for the visibility, she said, and to see the LGBT community out celebrating.“There’s more people, a more diverse crowd, a lot more families,” Ford-Glueckert said of the event compared to years past. “There are folks outside of the rainbow community here, and that’s better.”last_img read more

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