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Stage

Seed | Alive

Total Raised

$60K

Last Raised

$60K | 5 yrs ago

About Ohana

Ohana is an accommodation platform for students and transient professionals.

Ohana Headquarters Location

Vietnam

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Vancouver's Pride Week and Parade are back after two-year hiatus

Jul 26, 2022

Back to video “Pride has always been political. Pride has always been about standing up to all forms of oppression,” said Ohana, this year’s grand marshal of Vancouver’s Pride Week. She teaches at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey and won the federal government’s Certificate of Achievement in 2017, recognized for efforts such as establishing Mustang Justice 10 years ago at the high school and for her advocacy of rights and justice for the vulnerable and those without voices. She was vilified and segments of the student body were viciously attacked on social media after the school’s recent Pride Week. “We still are fighting for our lives on a daily basis,” she said. “That still, even a public school will not be the safest place it should be.” Advertisement 3 Article content The anonymous hatred might represent a minority view, Ohana said, but it’s hurtful nonetheless, and that minority has power. “It gets to us, it is the reality that we have to face. We are less safe.” There is a debate about when Vancouver’s first official gay pride parade was held, but 1978 is the generally accepted date. Forty-four years later, the event attracts as many as 150 parade entries, while West End streets are thronged with onlookers taking up every scrap of viewing space along the route. Other than the parade on Sunday, July 31, highlights of Pride Week include the Sunset Beach Festival, Pride Nights under the stars at Nat Bailey Stadium, Theatre Under The Stars, even Really Gay History Tours with Hidden Vancouver. Advertisement 4 Article content “Our community is extremely resilient and we continued to be during ongoing crises — pandemic, poisoned drugs, systemic inequity. … Unfortunately, these days are still full of these challenges,” said Serena Jackson, co-hair of the city’s 2SLGBTQ+ advisory committee . “We will continue to rise in the face of racism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and all forms of hatred.” Even as officials spoke on Monday, Langley was still reeling from a mass shooting earlier in the day, the shooter seemingly targeting vulnerable and dispossessed people, although police have not released a motive. “Our resilience is a product of oppression and marginalization, but our future is one of liberation and celebration,” Jackson said. Advertisement 5 Article content Mayor Kennedy Stewart proclaiming Pride Week on Monday. Photo by Gordon McIntyre /jpg After proclaiming Pride Week, Mayor Kennedy Stewart presided over the raising of a Transgender flag and a Progress Pride flag on City Hall grounds, while four Two-Spirit Pride flags from xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society were raised on the nearby boulevard at 12th Avenue and Cambie Street. His speech touched upon how the pandemic forced people back inside and online, how hatred aimed at the gay and queer community, at women, at people of colour has flared. “It all rose significantly,” he said. “We like to think of about ourselves as an inclusive city where all residents have the right to live free from discrimination of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Advertisement 6 Article content “But we know all too often this isn’t the case.” Ohana paraphrased the American philosopher Cornel West, who said: “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” At the same time, prominent Americans are turning their sights on gay marriage and 2SLGBTQ+ rights, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a woman’s right to an abortion. In Texas alone, there are six lawsuits aimed at toppling rights for queer communities since that ruling. “We’re in a perilous stage, and it’s endless. That’s the reality,” Ohana said. “It seems like queer folk and many others, it’s seems like they’re still these thought experiments and you can take away rights as you please. “We’re getting there, but (the effort) needs to be more than ever and it needs to be everywhere, not just in the streets but every little small conversation at home.” Share this Story: Vancouver's Pride Week and Parade are back after two-year hiatus

  • What is Ohana's latest funding round?

    Ohana's latest funding round is Seed.

  • How much did Ohana raise?

    Ohana raised a total of $60K.

  • Who are the investors of Ohana?

    Investors of Ohana include muru-D.

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