Thousands fill Toronto’s Church Street for Pride weekend festivities – Toronto

Thousands fill Toronto’s Church Street for Pride weekend festivities – Toronto

Thousands took to Church Street on Saturday to celebrate Pride, returning after a two-year COVID-19 hiatus. The Church-Wellesley Village was a sea of colour, jam-packed with people from all walks of life out to enjoy the festivities. Organizers said they expected to showcase more than 300 2SLGBTQ+ artists and 25 community curators across six signature … Read more

‘Trevor: The Musical’ on Disney+ continues movement

‘Trevor: The Musical’ on Disney+ continues movement

NEW YORK — What began with an Oscar-winning host film has sparked an entire movement. “Trevor,” told the story of a gay 13-year-old who is bullied because of his sexuality and then tries to take his own life. The success of the 1994 film inspired the start of the non-profit Trevor Project which aids LGBTQ+ … Read more

Amid Toronto band MANifesto’s camp and conviviality there’s a message of empowerment

Amid Toronto band MANifesto’s camp and conviviality there’s a message of empowerment

Of course MANifesto has a manifesto. It’s right there in the freakin’ name. No rush on thinking it all through, though. Catch up with the Toronto “Man Band” — a self-described “gaggle of grown-up gays covering songs originated by girl groups” — belatedly via last summer’s entirely lovable mid-pandemic debut “Pinky Swear” and its accompanying … Read more

Pride Toronto to conduct weapons checks after ‘increase’ in security risks – Toronto

Pride Toronto to conduct weapons checks after ‘increase’ in security risks – Toronto

Residents attending upcoming Pride Toronto events will be subject to additional security checks, the festival has announced. In a statement shared on Twitter, Sherwin Modeste, Pride Toronto’s executive director, said an “increase in security risks … over the past few weeks” meant new check-in measures would be in place. Modeste said security workers had been … Read more

7 Spots You Have To Hit Up During Toronto’s Pride Festival

7 Spots You Have To Hit Up During Toronto’s Pride Festival

Narcity may receive a small commission if you use the affiliate links in this article. Between exciting drag shows and parades, there are so many fun ways to celebrate Pride this month. One of the biggest spectacles in Toronto is the Pride Festival Weekend Parade (which is working to be more sustainable this year, so … Read more

Landmark gay bar Woody’s built a Pride float in 1993

Landmark gay bar Woody’s built a Pride float in 1993

If Dean Odorico has learned anything from his 33 years as general manager of the iconic Church Street gay bar Woody’s, it’s that “we can never take Pride for granted. “It’s important to look at it from the perspective of somebody from another country or a small town where it is not accepted to be … Read more

Sara Bareilles Loves How Her Song "Brave" Has Become a Pride Anthem | The Tonight Show – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Sara Bareilles Loves How Her Song "Brave" Has Become a Pride Anthem | The Tonight Show – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Sara Bareilles Loves How Her Song “Brave” Has Become a Pride Anthem | The Tonight Show  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon