Toronto Pride 2021

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Toronto Pride has been running since 1981 and it’s one of the biggest gay pride events in North America. Over a million people are expected to attend. It’s going to be a huge cultural event. There will be many events taking place over the month of June.

The dates for Toronto Pride 2021 are not yet announced. The previous year’s dates were set to be Friday 26th June – Sunday June 28th. Sunday is the date of the Pride Parade. Other key events include the rainbow flag raising at city hall on June 1st, swimming pool parties at the water park near Bramtpon and the AIDS Candlelight Vigil.

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Toronto 2020 Gay Pride

Celebrating one of the world’s largest gay pride events

TorontoGay Pride in the month of June. In 2019 the events culminated with a festival weekend June 21 – 23. Toronto throws one of the biggest Pride celebrations anywhere.

One of North America’s leading gay destinations, Toronto has been holding Pride observances since the ’70s, and events have been held annually here since 1981. These days, Toronto Pride’s most prominent event, the Pride Parade (held at the end of June), draws more than 1.2 million spectators and participants annually, making it one of the top such draws in the world.

The key Toronto Gay Pride events generally take place in the city’s Church Street area, around the intersection with Wellesley Streetthe Gay Village.

More information about 2020 will become released as it’s made available. In previous years the events have included:

Pride festivities kick off at the start of June, with a Flag Raising Ceremony and an Official Pride Launch Party. Be sure to check out the Pride month calendar to see the impressive collection of performers and speakers.

The official Toronto Pride Month comprises a series of parties and events. The Pride Community Street Fair and Marketplace runs throughout Pride Festival Weekend, showcasing hundreds of artists, retailers, community organizations, food vendors, and more. It takes place right in the heart of the Gay Village, along Church Street and intersecting Wellesley Street East, and runs from 7 pm until 2 am on Friday, noon until 2 am on Saturday, and from noon until 11 pm on Sunday. There are also several different entertainment stages set up throughout the Gay Village over Pride Festival Weekend.

Family Pride takes place on the grounds of Church Street Public Elementary School over both days of Pride Weekend; activities include crafts, games, children’s entertainment, and more.

The annual Trans Community Fair will take place on Friday, including a rally and march.

The much-anticipated Toronto Dyke March is held on Saturday of festival weekend. It begins on Church and Hayden streets and continues west along Bloor, south down Yonge, east on Carlton, and then proceeds to the rally at Allan Gardens.

The Toronto Gay Pride weekend culminates on Sunday at 2 pm, with the Toronto Gay Pride Parade, a hugely attended procession that commences at the intersection of Bloor Street East and Church Street. It then heads west to Yonge Street and proceeds south all the way to Yonge-Dundas Square, where the Final Play Pride Festival celebration takes place from 2 pm until 11 pm and features a slew of exciting artists.

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You’ll find that most of Toronto’s gay bars as well as gay-popular restaurants, hotels, and shops have special events and parties throughout Pride, and most of these establishments are located in the Church Street Gay Village. Check local gay papers for details, such as Xtra Toronto, a terrific and informative resource, as is IN Magazine. For more comprehensive information on visiting the city, check out the excellent GLBT travel site produced by Toronto Tourism.

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Toronto Pride prestará homenagem para Drag Queens

No ano em que o mundo celebra os 50 anos de Stonewall, inclusive com a realização da , as Paradas do Orgulho LGBT em todo o planeta prestarão homenagem ao fato que é considerado o início de todas as manifestações na luta pelos direitos da comunidade. A Toronto Pride não poderia ficar de fora e este ano prestará uma homenagem para as Drag Queens.

Em 1969, a mulher trans Marsha P Johnson estava na linha de frente da revolta de Stonewall. Em comemoração à sua vida, o mês de celebração do Orgulho LGBT em Toronto será dedicado aos artistas Drag Queen de todo o mundo, celebrando sua alegria e cultura.

Abrindo as comemorações da Toronto Pride, no primeiro dia do mês de junho acontece a festa de lançamento oficial das celebrações. A The Freedom Party acontecerá no Museum of Contemporany Art (MOCA). No dia 13 de junho a pedida é a Cabana Pool Party, no Lake Ontario, com presença da vencedora da quarta temporada da Ru Paul´s Drag Race All Stars, Monét X Change.

No dia 14 de junho acontece o Friday Night Live: Colour ROM Proud, uma noite com DJs e performances de Drag Queens dentro do Royal Ontario Museum. Dois dias depois será a vez da Til Sunrise Island Party, no Artscape Gibraltar Point das Toronto Islands, com muitos DJs e Drag Queens comandando a festa.

Um dos momentos mais emocionantes do mês de celebração da Toronto Pride é o Candelight AIDS Vigil, que este ano acontecerá no dia 18 de junho no Barbara Hall Park. Um momento de reflexão para lembrar das vítimas da doença no passado e refletir sobre o futuro da prevenção e tratamento. A comunidade Trans de Toronto tem seu espaço de destaque com a Trans Pride Community Fair e a Trans Pride March, que acontecerão no dia 21 de junho.

O Moonshine – coletivo de DJs, músicos e dançarinos de Montreal – se apresentará junto com Nakhane – um queer sul-africano, também no dia 21 de junho. Na mesma data, acontece no Ripley´s Aqurium of Canada uma noite divertida de Drag Queens, comidas e bebidas, entre peixes e tubarões: A Night at the AQUEERium. Certamente uma das mais diferentes experiência da Toronto Pride. Para finalizar este dia que promete, o clima dos anos 90 está de volta na Electric Circus, com muita house music no OLG Central Stage.

No dia seguinte, a Dyke March – evento político que celebra a força das mulheres e trans na comunidade LGBT – antecede antes da celebração no Allan Gardens, com artesanato e performances. Celebrando o lado multicutural da cidade, no dia 23 de junho haverá uma celebração com DJs e Drag Queens vindos do Oriente Médio, no Yalla Barra. Mas haverá, na mesma data, a possibilidade de conhecer a cultura asiática no New Ho Queen.

Mas o coração da Toronto Pride acontece no Blockorama, maior palco da celebração. Por lá, no dia 23 de junho, se apresentará a colaboradora de Beyoncé e vencedora do Grammy Award, Mýa. Antes porém, a Parada do Orgulho LGBT de Toronto começa na esquina da Church Street com Bloor Street. Para este ano a estimativa é de quarenta carros alegóricos.

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On Sunday, the streets of downtown Toronto will be bustling with people, music and floats as thousands come out to participate in the annual Toronto Pride Parade.

This year’s Pride Month is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the LGBTQ2+ movement. Numerous events have been held throughout the month of June, all cumulating to the Pride Parade on June 23.

The procession is scheduled to begin around 2 p.m. on the corner of Church and Bloor streets.

About 200 groups will march in this year’s parade, which has been billed as one of the largest in North America. The parade will continue to march down Yonge Street to the main stage at Dundas-Yonge Square.

There will be two other marches taking place during the last weekend of Pride. The Trans March, which will take place on June 21, and the Dyke March, set for June 22, will start also start at Church and Bloor streets and continue down Yonge Street. However, both marches will turn down Carlton Street and stop at Allan Gardens near Jarvis Street.

Throughout the weekend there will be massive street fairs along Church, Wellesley and Alexander streets. According to the „Pride Guide“ posted online, the street fair aims to “give exposure to local LGBTQ+ organizations, artisan and sponsors.”

Church Street will be closed south of Bloor Street to Dundas Street East and Wellesley Street will be closed from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street. The closure went into effect shortly after midnight on Friday and will remain in place until 6 a.m. on Monday. The 94 Wellesley bus will be detouring around the closure throughout the weekend and the TTC says that there may be detours on the 5 Avenue Rd, 505 Dundas and 506 Carlton routes at various points.

The annual Trans March will take place between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday. The march begins at Church Street and Isabella streets and will conclude at Allan Gardens. The following rolling road closures will be in effect during the march:

About 10,000 people are expected to participate in the march, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The following road closures will be in effect, beginning as early as noon:

It is the biggest event of Pride weekend and numerous road closures will be in place to accommodate it. The parade starts at Church Street and Bloor Street East before heading west on Bloor Street, south on Yonge Street and east on Dundas Street to Victoria Street. Here is the full list of closures:

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About Pride Toronto

Toronto Gay Pride is one of the largest Pride celebrations in North America and has become a major Canadian arts and cultural event. Gay Pride Toronto started in 1981, and since then it has evolved into an incredibly lively celebration in the city that continues to attract loads of party enthusiasts from near and far. Following the gay bathhouse raids of 1981 in Toronto, referred to as „Operation Soap“, a major demonstation took place the next day, at the intersection of Yonge and Wellesley Streets, closing down the entire streets.

From this, Gays and Lesbians Against the Right was formed, an activist group that fought to promote LGBTQ visibility in the city, and enact equal rights for the community. Later that year, Lesbian and Gay Pride Day Toronto was legally incorporated, and took place on June 28 in the height of the city’s summer. The event attracted roughly 1500 people, and brought with it a politically charged atmosphere that was set to help the overall LGBTQ rights movement in the city for years to come. 

History was again made in 1994, when roughly 40,000 people attended Toronto Pride Day in honor of 25 years since the Stonewall Riots of 1969. This Pride Day was particularly momentous, as pride enthusiasts staged the biggest LGBTQ political demonstation in Canadian history, wrapping a large pink ribbon around the entire legislative assembly, forming a human chain. In 1996, a staggering 750,000 celebrated Pride Day, participating in a three-hour parade. This was also the first year a Dyke March took place, along with a Pride and Remembrance Run. 

To this day, Toronto Gay Pride continues to be one of the most celebrated Pride events in the whole of North America, attracting an estimated 1.2 million spectators each year. While Pride Month takes place throughout the entire month of June, things usually culminate on the final weekend of the month, with an incredible Pride Parade and Pride Festival. Gay Pride Toronto very much still remains a political demonstration, with organizers maintaining a strong mission that stipulates that every member of the community should be known, heard, understood, accepted, and respected. With key values of freedom, love, expression, and understanding, Gay Pride Toronto is just the kind of event where you can truly experience your pride, and enjoy a more welcoming world. We hope to see you there! 

Program for Pride Toronto

The following is the event program of another pride edition. Stay tuned for the 2021 program. 

Due to the global Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, Pride Toronto is sadly canceled in 2020. See you in 2021!

June 2019 will actually be Toronto’s fourth Pride Month, with events running right up until Toronto Pride which is the climax of these LGBTQ activities. Gay Pride Toronto 2019 will honor 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising, and offer an exciting program catered to various tastes. While Toronto Pride offers a series of exciting LGBTQ events for an entire month, the majority of action takes place over the weekend of June 21 – 23.

The popular Yes, Yes Y’all Block Party will kicking things off on the Friday night (June 21), on the Bud Light Wellesley Stage in the heart of Toronto’s gay area. Running from 7pm to 2am, you can look forward to live entertainment reflecting the genres of Hip Hop, Dancehall, and R&B. If pop anthems are more your thing, head on over to OLG Central Stage for Electric Circus, which will run from 7pm to 2am, and bring the original Electric Circus spirit to The Village. Enjoy a marathon of 90s anthems from DJs Vanessa and Pam, then dance the night away to house tunes curated by DJ Jo Jo Flores.

The highlight of Toronto Pride, however, is arguably the Toronto Pride Parade 2019, which will transpire on Sunday, June 23. Kicking off at 2pm on the corner of Church and Bloor Streets, the parade will travel down Yonge Street before winding things up at the Dundas Square stage. The colorful event will welcome performances, floats and thousands of marchers making it one of the largest of its kind in North America. 

Along with the Pride Parade Toronto 2019, the entire weekend will also be host to a range of entertainment options catered to various tastes. On Saturday, June 22, from 6pm to 11pm, you can enjoy Drag Ball at the TD Main Stage, which will include a performance by RuPaul Drag Queen, Brooke Lynn Hytes. Over the course of the entire weekend, The Village will also be hosting DJ Station at the intersection of Church and Wood Streets. The corner will welcome the city’s finest DJ collectives all weekend long, so you will never be left with a shortage of places to go dancing. 

Family Pride will also be taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday (June 22 & 23) at the Church Street Public School from 10am to 4pm. This will be the perfect occasion to celebrate LGBTQ families, with the event offering an exciting program of activities and events catered to tweens and teens! 

So if you are ready to experience your pride in epic proportions this year, head to Toronto Pride 2019, and have an experience to remember.

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La Gay Pride de Toronto se nomme tout simplement Pride Toronto. Cette Gay Pride est la plus populaire du Canada. Un événement marquant annuellement pour la communauté gay du pays. C’est plus d’un million de personnes qui célèbrent la diversité. C’est en 1993 que Toronto célèbre officiellement sa première Gay Pride. Alors, plus de 150 000 se rassemblent au centre-ville de la principale ville du . Un succès. Aujourd’hui, la Gay Pride de Toronto n’a plus à se faire connaître. Elle est reconnue mondialement pour son dynamisme et ses activités culturelles.

Gay Pride de Toronto 2020

Il faut savoir que Toronto propose trois Gay Pride chaque année :

L’Annual Pride Parade est l’événement principal de Toronto qui se tient en juin. Pour la marche des lesbiennes, elle à lieu en mars et celle des transsexuelles, en même temps que la Pride Parade.

Date de la Gay Pride de TorontoL’événement se tiendra du 26 juin au 28 juin 2020 inclusivement. Durant ces dates, de nombreuses activités se tiendront partout à Toronto. C’est également durant cette semaine de festivités qu’aura lieu la célèbre marche au coeur du centre-ville de Toronto qui attire toujours autant de gens.

Date de la marche de a fierté gay de TorontoLa marche qui se tient à Toronto a toujours lieu les dimanches. Le défilé, une activité gratuite, débute dès 14 h.

Parcours de la Gay Pride de TorontoPour participer à la Gay Pride de Toronto, l’un des plus grands événements gay de Toronto, vous devez vous rendre sur Young Street, entre Bloor Street et Dundas Street.

Programmation et agenda de la Gay Pride de TorontoPour connaître l’ensemble de la programmation et l’agenda de la Gay Pride de Toronto, nous vous invitons à visiter le site web de Pride Toronto.

Autres événements gay de TorontoFriends for Life Bike Rally – important rally de moto : Inside Out Film and Video Festival – festival de films gay : Leather Ball – important événement de cuir de Toronto :  Toronto – événement dance floor : Toronto Bound Weekend – week-end bear et cuir :  Leather Pride – Gay Pride cuir de Toronto : 

Pride Toronto – A truly international event.

Gay Pride Toronto is one of Canada’s premier arts and cultural festivals and one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world. Pride week features 30 days of world class arts and cultural programming, community activities, one of the world’s largest street festivals.

Gay events and parties occur all over the city however, for the closing weekend, Pride takes over the blocks bordered by Bloor Street, Jarvis Street, Carton Street and Yonge Street (the TTC Stations at Bloor or Wellesley work well).

The main parade takes place on Saturday, from the corner of Church St and Bloor St all the way down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square.

Other events include an annual Street Fair in the Church-Wellesley Village as part of Pride Week. Take a stroll through car-free streets where you can connect with local organisations participating in the Community Fair, or browse the wares of the Marketplace, home to fantastic artisans and a diverse selection of delicious food from partnering vendors.

Toronto Pride Week isn’t limited to the Village. Over in the aptly named Queer West neighbourhood, you can have a gay ole time at a number of queer-themed events and activities. Dance until the wee hours of the morning at Bovine Sex Club or The Beaver.

Cawthra Square Park, located right beside the 519 Community Centre, is a large, tree-lined space that is host to some of Pride Week’s most anticipated events. Drop by Lipstick Jungle and close off the week at the Disco, Disco dance party.

Getting around in Toronto is easy there is a good metro and lots of taxis so you can choose from lots of hotels, but if you want to be close to the parade and the gay bars and shops, remember there are two gay areas in Toronto the first being around Church Street, and the second being around Ossington Ave, so we have put two maps in showing the gay bars and the best hotels to stay in for each,

Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action

Toronto Pride 2019: What to Do and Where to Go

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the LGBTQ2+ movement around the world. In 1969, African American trans woman and revolutionary heroine Marsha P Johnson, helped instigate and became a frontline activist in the Stonewall Riots in New York City. In celebration of her life, Pride Month will be dedicated to Drag performers from around the globe sharing their culture and performances while inspiring us to live boldly and passionately.

Gigi Gorgeous, a Canadian YouTuber, actress and LGBTQ2+ icon will be this year’s Grand Marshall and make various appearances at the Pride events. Her weekend schedule can be found on the ”Pride website.

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12/15/2020 · The Pride Month runs for about 30 days. The Pride Festival usually falls on the last week of June. The Gay Pride Parade is held on either the last weekend of June or the first weekend of July. About 100,000 people attend the parade. After the parade, there are lots of live music and entertainment. Church Street gets turned into a large beer garden.

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Formed in 1980, Gay Asians of Toronto (GAT) would be the first organization in Canada to advocate for LGBT people of colour. One of the organizations founding members, writer and filmmaker Richard Fung, would go on to give voice to gay Asian people in his 1984 documentary Orientations.

Here are five things we learned about Gay Asians of Toronto and Richard Fung.

1) GAT was inspired by a massive rally in Washington

When an artist by the name of Richard Fung went to the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979, he was inspired by the community of LGBT people that had gathered there. 

Many Asian protesters found themselves in a large group for the first time and ended up forming their own delegation at the march. Some of those activists were pictured on the cover of a 1980 issue of the Gay Insurgent journal. 

They held a large banner that proclaimed: „We’re Asian, Gay & Proud.“ 

2) The group was a safe space for layered identity

Fung, who once wrote that he felt like „a fortune cookie in a tray of cheese Danishes,“ noted that non-white members of the LGBT community face a double-edged sword: „the racism of the general society as filtered into the gay community and the sometimes-vicious sexism and homophobia of our own ‚ethnic‘ communities.“ GAT was a response to these isolating factors. The group provided support services, community and advocacy all with the goal of giving LGBT Asian people a place to fully participate in community.

This social and support service organization became a lifeline for many who had previously struggled to make secure connections.

 3) They once led the Toronto Pride Parade

Toronto Pride formed as a protest response to the 1981 Toronto Bathhouse Raids. In what they called Operation Soap, the police raided gay bathhouses and arrested over three hundred people. Mass protest arose in the Queer community as a result. 

Although seldom the focus, the Asian community was present in those early years. In 1982, Gay Asians of Toronto were chosen to lead the fledgling parade.

It wasn’t easy, as at that time the parade was close to Chinatown and they were looked down upon by many in the larger Asian community, but they persevered so they could represent and give voice to their experience. 

4) They had their own publication

A year later they launched their own magazine entitled Celebrasian, which included articles, interviews, dating ads and local news for its community members. The group would continue their advocacy into the 90s and would create an organization to focus on the needs of LGBT Asians with AIDS.

Eventually they would merge with two other organizations to form the Asian Community AIDS Services.

5) Richard Fung documented the early LGBT Asian community

In 1984, Richard Fung shot a groundbreaking documentary called Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Asians.

The film featured interviews with 14 queer Asian people and looked at their experiences with coming out and rascism they experienced in the wider queer community. „As the predominant images of homosexuals were white, my agenda was to speak back to homophobia as well as to the orientalism that exoticized and excluded us within gay and lesbian communities. I wanted to encourage Lesbian and Gay Asians to feel less alone and to become involved with community,“ he said. 

Years later, Richard would make Re:Orientations, where he found the same group and interviewed them in 2016 to see how much had changed.

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Toronto Pride is a LGBT festival held each year in Toronto during the month of June. One of the largest gay festivals in the world, it features several stages with live concerts and DJs, a massive Dyke March, a Trans March and the Toronto Pride Parade. Most activities are centered around the Church Street and Wellesley village. The parade and marches pass along the nearby Yonge Street, Gerrard Street and Bloor Street. In 2014, the fourth international WorldPride was held in Toronto getting much attention and popularity.

The Pride Month runs for about 30 days. The Pride Festival usually falls on the last week of June. The Gay Pride Parade is held on either the last weekend of June or the first weekend of July. About 100,000 people attend the parade. After the parade, there are lots of live music and entertainment. Church Street gets turned into a large beer garden.

Toronto Pride is one of the largest festivals in North America. The festival site consists of 22 city blocks that are closed to traffic.

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The Gay Village, or “The Village” as the locals call it, is a predominantly gay neighbourhood nestled within Toronto’s downtown core. Centred at the intersection of Church and Wellesley Streets, the area is packed with cafés, restaurants, gay-oriented shops and a vast array of hot bars and nightspots.

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If You’re Looking for Activism and Dialogue

The Pride movement was born out of a spirit of political activism and Toronto Pride Week continues that tradition with critical dialogue and events tackling issues that affect the LGBTTIQQ2SA community.

Listen to various throughout Pride month featuring discussions and lectures about LGBTQ2+ issues online, while helping raise awareness around Trans issues using social media as a platform. (The 519 Ballroom, 519 Church Street, June 7 to June 30.).

Commemorate those lives lost and affected at . This year’s Vigil theme is YESTERDAY, TODAY and TOMORROW – a retrospective look back through time at the loss, journey and suffering in the HIV movement, as well as the innovation, advocacy and activism. (Barbara Hall Park, 519 Church Street, June 18, 9:00 p.m.).

The is a place to find additional information on the trans and non-binary community, browse booths, make connections or get support from the Toronto trans community, any time before, during and after the 2019 Trans March. (Allan Gardens Carlton & Sherbourne Streets, June 21, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.).

If You’re Looking to March (Or Spectate)

Toronto Pride Weekend features three major parades and marches that celebrate gender and sexual diversity in all its forms.

Founded in 2009, the has evolved into one of the largest annual events put on by Canada’s trans community, and all trans and non-binary individuals, friends and allies are encouraged to rally in solidarity. Leading the historic march will be trans women of colour and people with diverse abilities. (Starts at Church Street and Hayden Street, June 21, 7:00 p.m. Rally, 8:00 p.m. Steps off).

Toronto’s is a grassroots event and political demonstration celebrating the power, strength, and diversity of women and trans people in the LGBTTIQQ2SA community. After the march, check out Allan Gardens for performances, crafting and dyke-community building. (Begins at Church and Hayden Streets, June 22, Rally is at 1:00 p.m. Steps off is at 2:00 p.m.).

Close off Pride at the one and only , the festival weekend’s premier event, featuring over 120 marching groups and 40 registered floats. Bring your energy, voice and most importantly, pride! Celebrate 50 years of global marches. (On the corner of Church Street and Bloor Street, June 23, 2:00 p.m.).

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The Navy’s white uniforms are always a magnet for women and gay men.

Unlike the United States, the Canadian Forces (army, navy and air force) as well as the police forces welcome gays and lesbians to join. This Navy man was one of many who manned the Canadian Forces recruitment booth at the Toronto [Gay] Pride Parade 2009.

I should add that these men/ women are not necessarily gay/ lesbian just because they are at the Pride Parade. Sexuality should not be an issue anyway so long as they fulfill their duties.

The Navy’s white uniforms are always a magnet for women and gay men.

Unlike the United States, the Canadian Forces (army, navy and air force) as well as the police forces welcome gays and lesbians to join. This Navy man was one of many who manned the Canadian Forces recruitment booth at the Toronto [Gay] Pride Parade 2009.

I should add that these men/ women are not necessarily gay/ lesbian just because they are at the Pride Parade. Sexuality should not be an issue anyway so long as they fulfill their duties.

Dueling with Captain Canada (Canuck?) on Church Street

At the week-long 2009 Toronto [Gay] Pride celebration.

The Canadian Forces (army, navy and air force) were actively recruiting people to join.

The middle one is a real soldier, the other two just want to look like one!

I should add that these men/ women are not necessarily gay/ lesbian just because they are at the Pride Parade. Sexuality should not be an issue anyway so long as they fulfill their duties.

At the week-long 2009 Toronto [Gay] Pride celebration.

The Canadian Forces (army, navy and air force) were actively recruiting people to join.

The middle one is a real soldier, the other two just want to look like one!

I should add that these men/ women are not necessarily gay/ lesbian just because they are at the Pride Parade. Sexuality should not be an issue anyway so long as they fulfill their duties.