Dr. Kate Shannon, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS' Gender and Sexual Health Initiative, receives Social/Political/Community Action award

THE BIANNUAL ACCOLAIDS awards gala, which shines a spotlight on heroes in the B.C. HIV/AIDS movement, is always rife with celebratory, inspirational, and poignant moments, and this year was no exception.

In fact, the evening, held on April 13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and hosted by Global BC's Sophie Lui and CBC's Fred Lee, began with Positive Living BC chair John Bishop taking a moment to acknowledge the passing of ted northe.

He described northe as “one of our community's most helpful supporters”. northe, an LGBT rights pioneer who died on March 30, founded the Imperial Court System in Canada to raise funds for charities.

Craig Takeuchi Reports

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