What does pride mean to you? #ShareLove

At TELUS, we’re always proud to celebrate the diversity of our customers and team members. This year, we’re excited to be joining 13 Pride celebrations across Canada to inspire Canadians to #ShareLove.

To celebrate Vancouver Pride, we asked some of the city’s most fabulous LGBTQA+ icons, activists, influencers and community leaders to share what Pride means to them.

Here’s what they had to say:

Our heartfelt thanks to:

  • Tommy D – Event producer, TFD Productions
  • Janine Fuller – Manager, Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium
  • Tyler-Alan Jacobs – First Nations fashion designer and dancer
  • Fred Lee – Social columnist for CBC, The Province and Vancouver Courier
  • Shanda Leer – Performer, BRATPACK
  • Colin McKenna – President of PFLAG Vancouver
  • Danny Ramadan – Author, journalist and Volunteer Coordinator at QMUNITY, Vancouver Pride Grand Marshal 2016
  • Mandy Randhawa – Event producer, Flygirl Productions
  • Roan Reimer – Community activist and organizer, Vancouver Pride Grand Marshal 2015
  • Barb Snelgrove – Promotions Director, Roundhouse Radio, Community hero and Vancouver Pride Grand Marshal 2010
  • Jaylene Tyme – Trans icon, performer and Empress 35 of Vancouver
  • Tru Wilson – Trans-rights activist, one of Vancouver Magazine’s 2015 Power 50
  • Brandon Yan – Program coordinator, Out in Schools

Would you like to share your own perspective or experience? We want to know what Pride means to you and how you’ll be celebrating this year. Leave a comment or join the conversation with @TELUSand #ShareLove