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Proud to Bring WorldPride 2014 to Toronto!

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Prism – Aqua PridePrism, one of North America’s largest circuit parties, partners with Pride Toronto to present for the first time ever, “Aqua Pride” on a Pride Toronto stage.

AQUA PRIDE 2010 is a water-themed daytime event featuring Michael Viera, Isaac Escalante, Lena Love and Brazilian sweetheart, Ana Paula. Come, get wet and have fun!

Nominations for Grand Marshal, Honoured Dyke & Group – closes March 31

Pride Toronto invites you to nominate people who you think are truly deserving of this recognition. We welcome nominations from Toronto and across Canada.

Affiliate Events deadline for Pride Guide extended until April 15,
late processing fee applies
An organization seeking to participate in the Affiliate Pride Week Event Program must complete and submit an Affiliate Pride Week Event application form. Applications received before April 1, 2010, will be featured in The Official Pride Guide, and exempt from processing fees above the Program Fee.

Applications for Commercial/Business Venture for-profit organizations received between April 1, 2010 and April 15, 2010 will be featured in The Official Pride Guide; however they will be charged a non-refundable $100 late-processing fee. Between Monday, April 16, and Friday, April 30, 2010, applications received for Commercial/Business Venture will be automatically charged a non-refundable $200 late processing fee.

Parade and Dyke March Applications

The Dyke March is a grassroots event, where members of the women’s and trans’ LGBTTIQQ2SA communities take over the streets of Toronto.

At the heart of every great Pride Parade is a great story about the LGBTTIQQ2SA community. This year, the Pride Parade is going to be bigger, better, and prouder than ever!

For 2010, Pride Toronto will carry the torch and tradition of the 2009 first ever Trans March down Church Street!This is YOUR chance to gather a group together and show your Pride.

Market Place & Community Fair – Early Bird discount until 16 AprilOne of Pride Week’s favourite sites, the Marketplace allows vendors small and large the opportunity to exhibit their wares to our community.

With the masses of Pride Week revellers passing by their booths, the Community Fair provides activists and advocacy groups a public forum to explain their role in our community and the opportunity to advocate for their causes.

Community Outreach:  ProudFM needs your help!

The Pride of Toronto, 103.9 PROUD FM, has submitted an application to the CRTC for a power increase.
If approved, this change will help us better serve YOU, the listener and the LGBT community in downtown Toronto.

You can help by filling-out the form. Your comments will be sent to the CRTC.

Anti-gay Rights U.S. Senator Roy Ashburn Comes Out

California State Senator Roy Ashburn shocked listeners of a California radio show earlier this month when he announced he is gay.

Ashburn has long voted against gay legislation.

Same-sex Couples Wed Legally in Mexico City 

Mexico City was host to its first lesbian wedding on March 11.
Five other same-sex couples were married there the previous week, as the city became the one of the first Latin American cities to legalize gay marriage.

Pride Volunteer Receives Prestigious AwardPride Toronto’s human rights coordinator, Frank Folino, has won a volunteer award from Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) for his tireless efforts in promoting the organization.

Out & About with Pride Toronto

South by Southwest (SXSW) is one of the largest music, film and interactive gatherings in North America.  Mary Zondanos, Pride Toronto’s Arts & Entertainment Program Manager, was in Austin, Texas last week to check out the hottest new acts, and up-and-coming new star sensations, with the hopes of finding a hidden gem to bring back home for this year’s Pride Week festivities.

Check out some of her photos or check out some of the updated videos on Pride Toronto’s YouTube Channel.

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Rick Telfer 23 March at 12:44
Dear Friends,


“The Board of Directors of Pride Toronto has listened to feedback from the community, and the proposed plan for an Ethics Committee to review and approve all messaging prior to the Parade, Dyke and Trans March has been withdrawn. The process followed during the 2009 festival will remain in place for 2010.” (

Please take a moment to thank Pride Toronto’s Board of Directors for listening to the community and for doing the right thing. You can do so by e-mailing the Board’s Co-chairs, Genevieve D’Iorio and Jim Cullen, at:,

THANK YOU! We did it! Freedom of expression prevails! Congratulations!

Let’s keep this group together to continue monitoring developments within, and the direction of, our Pride.

In pride and unity,
Rick Telfer

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead (

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