Opinion
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12 photos of queer and allied resistance to hate in Vancouver

As thousands of counter-protesters fill the space in front of City Hall to oppose a planned racist rally

1. This sign.

Two people stand with man holding sign, "Faggot against fascism."
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2. And this sign.

Woman with "I am a queer immigrant" sign.
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3. Because haters aren’t welcome.

Trans person holds sign that says, "Only hate is unwelcome here."
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4. Because she wants to see who has her back.

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5. Facing down hatred.

A man with a Black Lives Matter sign faces off with a man in an Infowars t-shirt.
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6. Because it’s important to stand up to hate.

Queer women protest at counter-rally.
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7. “Because systemic racism is still alive and really scary.”

Two women of colour at the counter protest.
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8. Because drag is political.

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9. Because it takes a village.

A baby with a sign and a Pride flag in a carriage.
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10. Because they stand in solidarity.

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11. Because Odin must be rolling in his grave.

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12. “Fuck white supremacy. And as a global community we have to have this show of love and support.”

Two-spirit person at counter-protest with anti-Nazi badges.
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