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Vancouver villains: Newsmakers 2014

The people who shaped our year for the worse

Bill Whatcott slips into Pride

With his bright pink hair, cheerful hugs and revealing short-shorts, evangelical activist Bill Whatcott slipped into Vancouver’s Pride parade this year with the fictitious Calgary Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to hand out anti-gay leaflets disguised as condoms. “I made this Pride parade way more diverse,” he later told Xtra. “It’s not all leather men and naked dudes. Now it includes Christian people with diverse messages on homosexuality. True diversity.” Maybe next year he’ll hand out real condoms and cheerfully partake in the diversity of their enjoyment.