|Pride Toronto presents ASL Pop Sensation Chase!
Independent artist and Pop singer Chase is breaking down barriers between the Deaf/hard of hearing/hearing communities through one singular experience: Music.
He combines his passions of performance, music and sign language through choreographed sign-language dance and hit-worthy vocals.
When 24 year-old Michael ‘Chase’ DiMartino started posting his choreographed and sign language interpretations of popular songs on YouTube, it was something he did for fun.
Limber up with Yogapalooza at Pride 2010
On Sunday, July 4, at 12:30 p.m., Torontonians will find inner peace during Pride Toronto’s Yogapalooza.
Join us at Queen’s Park Mainstage as part of Pride Toronto’s Global Human Rights for Queers program. 5,000 people are expected to join this 60 minute free class of movement, meditation and music.
Skip the Lines at Pride!
Waltz right past the line-ups with this year’s Official Pride Toronto Line Bypass bracelet.
This year at Pride, good things come to those who refuse to wait! The bracelet allows you to head right to the front of the line at these stages and their beer gardens:
TD Canada Trust Wellesley Stage
Labatt Blue South Stage
Queens Park Stage
Three bars have also signed up to let bracelet holders skip their lines during the festival:
The BARN Nightclub
Voglie Ristorante and Lounge
Signal increase for ProudFM
103.9 PROUD FM, The World’s First Commercial Queer radio station, has received approval from the CRTC for a signal power increase, as well as permission to relocate its transmission tower.
VIA Pride Train
Depending on where you live, VIA’s Pride Train to Toronto is a quick, easy, and entertaining way to make sure you don’t miss out on Toronto’s 30th Anniversary.
Sales of the VIA Rail Pride Train will benefit local Pride organizations in communities along the route.
$10 from each passenger booked will be donated to the local Pride organization at each boarding point to assist in their Pride celebration efforts.
Pride Toronto Merchandise Give-Away
2 winners will receive – 1 shirt, 2 accessories (choose from charm necklace, tote bag, Frisbee, plus more)
Email name, surname and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject field “Merchandise Give-Away”.
Queer Literature @ Yorkville Library
Pride Toronto expresses thanks to Yorkville Library for displaying their amazing collection of Queer Literature in honour of Pride Week.
Yorkville library has been housing the largest LGBT collection in the Toronto Public Library system since 1996.
Toronto Public Library
Cherry Bomb Presents the Official Dyke Day After Party
Denise Benson and Cozmic Cat, founders of Cherry Bomb, join forces with Pride this year to bring you “Pride: A Deeper Love,” the official Dyke Day After Party. It’s a sexy two-floor affair with a wicked lineup of performers from T.O. and around the world. Check it out at Revival and The Stone Lounge on Saturday, July 3.
Libido Party Promises to be a Good Time
The pre-march event includes performers, prizes, and fun.
Pride Toronto’s New Easy-to-Use iPhone App Will Help You Plan Your Pride
Launched early last week, the app features lists of events, with detailed information and maps of their locations.
Human Rights at Pride: What OUT is About
Pride Toronto once again stands in solidarity with LGBTTIQQ2SA communities around the world with its human rights program: Global Human Rights for Queers: What OUT is About. This program promotes awareness of queer human rights abuses around the world, ranging from anti-sodomy laws to the death penalty in a number of countries. Our continued human rights events planned during Pride Week are:
June 29: A Gladstone Hotel panel discussion — Bridging International Human Rights at Home and Around the World — discussion on queer human rights at home and around the world. 6 p.m.
July 1: Funkasia Transverse After Party at the Phoenix. This event will celebrate transgender people and diverse queers around the world with a global, cross-cultural and inclusive approach. 10 p.m.
July 3 and 4: Booths throughout the festival will provide information on human rights violations faced by queer communities around the world and what can be done to help foster change.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 4: Yogapalooza: Peace, Love and Pride, is a free class about movement, meditation and music at Queen’s Park. 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your own mat to sit on.