Once again Yad b’Yad – Vancouver’s first Jewish LGBTTQ group – welcomed hundreds of visitors to the Jewish community booth at PR!DE’s Sunset Beach Festival, last Sunday, August 6th. Partnering up with more than 10 community agencies, including CIJA, the booth was packed with great activities and swag – from branded condoms, sunglasses and stickers to face-painting!
With lots of engaged visitors curious to know more about Israel and the reality of the LGBTTQ community there, our booth theme was spot-on. We also had great conversations about what it means to be Jewish and LGBTTQ. This year, Yad b’Yad also hosted a PR!DE Pre-Shabbat Picnic on Friday, August 4th that brought community members together to celebrate Shabbat in the spirit of PR!DE.
A big thank you to all our community partners and great volunteers for a successful and fun day! With their help and engagement we were able to once more show our support for Vancouver’s LGBTTQ community and to show off some Jewish PR!DE!
Who is Yad b’Yad
Yad b’Yad is a non-denominational, non-partisan Jewish and pro-Israel LGBTTQ advocacy group based in Vancouver. In the spirit of Tikkun Olam – repairing the world – Yad b’Yad seeks to build relationships with the broader LGBTQ community in order to confront common challenges and move forward together.