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Toronto to host North America’s first ever WorldPride

Besi Besemar April 9, 2014

Ontario takes the world-stage as Toronto showcases the first ever WorldPride celebration held in North America this June.

Toronto WorldPride 2014

WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO) presented by Pride Toronto is shaping up to be one of the biggest international LGBT events of our times! Ten days of colourful and friendly revelry starts on June 20, 2014, and will see the streets of Toronto’s many neighbourhoods turned into parades and urban parks transformed into parties.

Visitors from all around the world are expected to gather in Toronto, to celebrate the largest WorldPride to date in a carnival atmosphere like no other.

International dance music divas Deborah Cox and ‘The Original Weather Girl’ Martha Wash are confirmed to perform, along with world famous DJ’s David Morales and Quentin Harris.

Official event highlights of WP14TO include the grand Opening Ceremony on June 20, WorldPride Gala and Awards, the Trans March, Dyke March and the colourful WorldPride Parade.

If that isns’t enough there will be a multitude of singer-songwriters, spoken word, youth showcases, drag artists, burlesque and dancers to entertain. Plus films, photography, art and an entire plethora of artistic genres represented in programs like Alterna-Queer and Blockorama.

For families WorldPride will be featuring children’s performers, activities, and more in the family-friendly zone ‘Family Pride’ at The Church Street Public School.

WorldPride is an event organised by InterPride to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues on an international level through parades, festivals and other cultural activities.

WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO) will be an international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBT communities. Highlighting Canada’s continued progress in human rights; WP14TO also celebrates the diversity and dynamism of Toronto, one of the world’s most progressive and liveable cities.

WP14TO runs from June 20-29 2014.

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Toronto WorldPride