Last year, this highly political protest began at Emery Barnes Park in the West End. But this year, it’s been moved to Clark Park on the East Side, beginning at 5:30 p.m. From there, the route moves down Commercial Drive before ending with speeches and a party at Victoria Park. It comes just after the Straight reported that another equal-rights bill for trans people has run into trouble in Ottawa.
Liberal senator Mobina Jaffer said earlier this week that a Conservative amendment in the upper house means the bill will likely go back before Parliament.
Bill C-279 aims to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to outlaw discrimination against gender identity and gender expression.