Pride Parade

Vancouver Pride Parade Numbers Just Don't Add Up

Mark Hasiuk | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Mark Hasiuk

When the Pride Society, one of the most influential activist organizations in Vancouver's prosperous and politically active gay community, comes knocking, Vision Vancouver, the current rulers at city hall, and the NPA, the loyal opposition, bow down. And when a trumped up "report" goes to council claiming attendance figures so outrageous they deserve their own float in the parade, nobody bats an eye. If a parade eclipses the 400,000 attendee threshold, it qualifies for the maximum amount of money available to civic parades. The Sikhs and the Chinese didn't come close. But according to the Dobrovolny report, the Pride Parade attracts "crowds close to half a million people." Cha-ching.

Proud Of Taking My Preschooler To Pride

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Joshua Ostroff

This past weekend I took my three-year-old-son to Toronto's Pride Parade. It was his second year, because kids love parades, rainbows and fairness. Because the way we move forward is teaching our children to not have ingrained prejudices at all.

Stylish Gay Celebrities

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Style

Every year in the fair city of Toronto, you’ll notice a sudden spike in exposed washboard abs, pelvic muscles over low hanging jeans, faux hawks and...

I am (a Gay) Canadian

Donald D'Haene | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

My name is Donald. I am a gay Canadian. But I can talk about subjects that aren't "gay" and for the most part I do. Don't assume all homosexuals are alike or like the same things. And just because you know a homosexual or two doesn't mean you "know" us or me.

The Evolution From Bathhouse Raids to Pride Parades

Bernie Farber | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada
Bernie Farber

Another Canada Day, another successful Pride Parade along the streets of downtown Toronto. As in previous years one of the largest parades of its kind saw hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets. The Parade itself covers less than a mile or two of Toronto's streets but the geography is far less important than the message it sends. It was only 30 years ago this February that Toronto Police raided the city's gay bathhouses, arresting more than 300 innocent men.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Is Still Not Going To Pride

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will likely be doing a few things this weekend, enjoying the outdoors at the cottage, barbecuing with his family, maybe even en...

Democracy Betwen Elections, Part One: Showing Up at Pride With an Open Mind

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 09.11.2011 | Canada
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Woody Allen once said that 80 per cent of success is 'just showing up'. Understanding that in every encounter you may actually learn something is a key to achieving better public policy. So, Mayor Ford -- you belong at Pride.

Pride Toronto: Does Mammoliti Really Have the Ammo?

Jordon Froese | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada
Jordon Froese

The only banner I have seen from the Dyke March is one that said "Free Palestine". Do we really want to spend legal fees chasing this one? I suggest we'll spend at least $300,000 trying to prove that there was hate speech at this event.

Is Rob Ford A Homophobe? The Question Is Irrelevant

The Grid TO | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada

Rob Ford’s decision not to march in the Pride Parade is stupid, as I’ve already argued. It is disrespectful to queer people in Toronto, and as may...

Magazine Offers To Fly Toronto Mayor To Gay Pride Parade

CBC | Posted 08.30.2011 | Canada Politics

CBC — A Toronto weekly news magazine is offering to fly Mayor Rob Ford in from the cottage so he can attend Sunday's Pride Parade. Last week when...

Ford's Pride: Should He or Shouldn't He?

Stephen LeDrew | Posted 08.23.2011 | Canada
Stephen LeDrew

The chins are wagging,and tongues are flapping about the Mayor's decision to continue with his 30-year family tradition of spending Canada's birthday at his cottage with his family.