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Toronto, May June 1 (IBNS): Toronto Mayor John Tory declared the Toronto Pride Month open on Friday, and said that the event is an achievement in itself but the way ahead is not free of hurdles yet.
The launching of Toronto Pride Month was celebrated on Friday with a 1,000-square-foot art installation at the city hall with Tory making the official proclamation including the rise of the Rainbow and Trans flags at Toronto city hall Friday.
The theme of the Toronto Pride Month, said Tory was '35 Years of AIDS Activism' and added that the celebration was a reflection of the unified commitment on the part of this crowd.
The celebration of the internationally recognized National Pride Toronto Month, said Tory was not an easy task to reach that far, as the community is still fighting with the government for their rights to be heard and to be treated fairly.
It was important to stand united as a community, said the Mayor and added that the work towards healing the sense of loss and frustration was a united effort.
Tory said that as long as he was the mayor, he ''would dedicatedly commit myself to this community and see that inclusivity becomes the norm of the community."
He said, "It takes time, perseverance and dedication to bring change but we can and we will bring change. We should never feel defeated, however slow the progress is."