Skip to comments.Vancouver police, officials would not uphold laws against public nudity at Pride Parade
Posted on 08/12/2013 7:07:32 PM PDT by Morgana
VANCOUVER, B.C., August 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) When homosexual news service Daily Xtra reported last week that both Vancouver police and city officials confirmed they had no issues with public nudity at the citys annual gay Pride Parade, LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) deemed necessary a fact check with the guardians of law and order.
Canadas Criminal Code makes it illegal to be nude in a public place. Section 174 states that a person who is so clad as to offend against public decency or order is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
While reports about this years August 4 gay parade mention only scantily-clad revellers and skimpy attire, last years parade was attended by a group of men called Foreskin who exposed their genitals in the city streets (WARNING: link includes graphic full-frontal male nudity). At last year's parade a group of men called Foreskin exposed their genitals in the city streets.
LifeSiteNews asked the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) by email if it would uphold Section 174 of the Code if it witnessed explicit nudity at a public event such as the Pride Parade.
The VDP replied: unfortunately your question cannot be answered with the simple yes or no answer that you appear to be looking for.
There are many ways to resolve or handle individuals and situations that are illegal. That may or may not include arrest, wrote Constable Brian Montague, media relations officer.
LSN pressed the question, asking how the VPD handles the illegal situation of nude persons at public events such as the 2012 Pride Parade. The VPD did not reply.
LSN then approached Mayor Gregor Robertson, asking him if Daily Xtras statement was accurate.
The mayors office responded that the mayor had attended the Pride Parade and had hailed the event as a remarkable celebration of equality, diversity, and the contributions of Vancouvers LGBTTQ community.
Touching on the question of upholding Canadian law against nudity, the mayors office said: The Mayor did not receive or hear of any complaints regarding public nudity on the day of the parade, and the Mayors office has received no such complaints in the days since.
Pro-homosexual Vancouver Sun columnist Shelley Fralic slammed last years parade as an X-rated public peep show run by officials according to a double standard.
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When, exactly, did nudity become the new normal? And why is it okay for all of the above to take place in public, where such behaviour more commonly lands one in front of a judge?
How is it that a man can expose himself in a public park and, quite rightly, get his a** hauled off to jail but a coterie of rainbow-bright lads and lassies with dangling participles bumping and grinding on Denman Street is considered family fun?
Keep your pants on, people, she said. Yes, all you people prancing about in public with perplexing impunity from legal or etiquette censure, gyrating on floats in your manties with your dangling bits flopping about, or spreading your fleshy naked derrières on bicycle seats, or threatening to crowd the courthouse steps with your foreskins flopping about as if desperately seeking a safe haven.
At the time, Fralic questioned the double standard employed by officials when it comes to the Pride Parade.
If one can't saunter nude through the Metrotown food court - and good Lord, please don't - without security taking exception, why are naked parade participants now routinely given civic licence to conduct X-rated public peep shows?
She called it especially odd that a rights movement as serious as the LGBT one would choose sexually explicit caricature as a business card for what is arguably their most high-profile public relations blitz.
Mayor Gregor Robertson 3rd Floor, City Hall 453 West 12th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4 Phone: 604-873-7621 Email: email@example.com
Vancouver Police Department 3585 Graveley St. Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5K 5J5 Phone: (604) 717-3321 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re OUT OF THE CLOSET and IN YOUR FACE~!
Out of the closet and in your child if they get half a chance.
Homosexuality. What was once “the love that dare not speak its name” now won’t shut the hell up.
Prior to the parade, they were told, "Show them you're nuts."
It was obviously misinterpreted as your nuts.
Looks like another case of “selective” enforcement of the law. The further deteriation of society by liberals.
If everyone goes to the site or just clicks here there is a video on the link. This is unreal but Rush Limbaugh predicted this years and years ago.
Warning full nudity. “save the foreskin”.
It’s what is expected now. They are the preferred group who base their lives on their sexual behavior, and do as they please. Our civilization is deteriorating rapidly.
Mount Garibaldi isn’t too far away from Vancouver too . . .
“Pro-homosexual Vancouver Sun columnist”
As an ex-vancouverite, this is my former city: a sh*thole of immorality. And BTW, everyone on the Sun is either a fag or a homo, and most importantly, they hate America and Americans. Trust me on this one.
Slings see my post #8, you too Olog!
I warn you both it has nudity! Slings don’t know if this thread fits your NAPL but it sure fits all things off the wall.
I am sick to death of homosexual nazis.
They will not win at the final fight, I am not interested in the fight........alas it may not matter, the fight is ours to win.
This is all about the KIDS. This all about recruiting and desensitizing the kids.
I forgot about Mount Baker in Washington State. Further away than Garibaldi but more active.
Toronto YMCA lets the kids swim nude, boys and girls together... “roaming bares”
totally sick perverts
Allowing government officials to decide which laws they will or will not enforce will not end well.
The rule of law can not exist if some must obey laws but some do not.
Not this time!! This is anti religion!! This is anti circumcision in that video! How many religions you know of that do this? Oh wait!
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