LGBTQ community

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Vancouver is home to the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community in Western Canada.

The LGBTQ community is a significant presence throughout Vancouver, centred along Davie Street in the West End and Commercial Drive in Grandview.

Every year, the Mayor proclaims a week in August as Gay Pride Week as a show of support for this diverse and vibrant community.

City Council has also created an LGBTQ advisory committee to consult on relevant issues.

Community resources

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LGBTQ2+ Advisory Committee

Supports Vancouver’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities by working with City Council, City staff, other agencies, the public, and the communities themselves on key issues.

Trans* and Gender Variant Inclusion (TGVI) Steering Committee

The TGVI Steering Committee works to create safe, inclusive, and welcoming spaces for trans* and gender-variant individuals. It does this by giving important advice and helping implement recommendations from the 2014 report “Building a Path to Parks and Recreation for All”.