Five Tips for Toronto Pride

Published Date Author: , April 24th, 2014

World Pride Toronto 2014World Pride Toronto is hedging its bets on success when it joins forces with Pride Toronto on June 20-29, 2014 for what’s expected to be the largest Pride event in North America.

Chrystal Dean, Toronto’s World Pride manager, says Toronto is pumped. “We’ve got everything in place,” she said at her Pride Toronto office in Toronto in late March. “Each day scores of folks call to volunteer or ask to form partnerships. There’ll be representatives visiting from over 60 countries. We’re hosting the first ever human rights conference. Melissa Etheridge is headlining a free concert.”

Acrimony, coupled with financial and political chicanery, derailed previous World Pride festivities in Rome, Jerusalem and London. That won’t happen in Toronto, Dean said. And Toronto’s beleaguered Mayor Rob Ford – who refuses to resign even after admitting to smoking crack cocaine – may continue to snub Pride events as he has each year, but he has not prevented Pride Toronto from obtaining all necessary city permits.

By Robert Israel – Edge Boston | Toronto Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

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