Friday, July 29, 2016

Jim Deva: Pioneer Gay Activist Honored with Plaza in Vancouver

Stephen Reagan (L), Barb Snelgrove (R) and Jim Deva (inset) 
(British Columbia, Canada) A new community gathering space in Vancouver's West End honouring the late Jim Deva officially opens today — which friends of the late LGBTQ activist say is a fitting tribute for someone who was "an amazingly tenacious man who was very, very passionate about community." The Jim Deva Plaza, occupying a section of Bute Street from Davie to Burnaby Streets, has opened as part of Vancouver's 2016 Pride festivities. "It's an amazing space," said Barb Snelgrove, a member of the City of Vancouver's committee overseeing management and programming in the plaza, speaking on the day before the opening. READ MORE