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Toronto/Canadian-Media: A not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring people together to celebrate the history, courage and diversity, LGTBQ+ community was not in the least deterred by the pandemic in its 40th virtual annual Pride parade.
Virtual Pride Parade. Image credit: Facebook page
Virtual 2021 Pride Parade in Toronto
Being true to their political roots and reflect their community and honor LGTBQ+ courageous past, , the Virtual Pride Parade remained vigilant to the ongoing needs of the community and highlighted issues, challenging conventions, supporting our community, and promoting safety.
The one-hour online stream featured politicians – including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – along with city councillors and Mayor John Tory, as well as a number of companies who participated to show their support and celebrate the LGTBQ+ community. The show also featured artists like Allie X, DJ Kow, Gary Beals, iskwē , and Nathan Nichols.
Priyanka, the winner of the first season of Canada’s Drag Race, played host to the event online and said that Pride is about celebration and about dancing and this is the portion of the show where all LGTBQ+ community gets to dance together and celebrate fighting for their equal rights and just be themselves in having a good time and supporting each other.
Justin Trudeau. Image credit: screenshot
Priynaka (top) and John Tory (bottom). Image credit: Screenshot
The organizers said this year’s focus was to find the best way to honor history, and highlight key Toronto talent and the foster community.
"We are excited to be commemorating our 40th Anniversary by sharing our story through digital content and by showcasing our heroes, our Elders, of the Toronto Queer and Trans communities," said Sherwin Modest and the Board of Directors of Pride Parade in their executive statement.