Pride Parade Day In Toronto 2008

June 29, Toronto – Today is the last day of Pride Week in Toronto, an annual celebration of gay and lesbian community of this city. Me, my wife and our 9 year old daughter, together with our friends – went to Yonge street to watch the parade which is the highlight of this celebration.

It’s our first time to experience this biggest attraction in Toronto every summer and probably is also the greatest source of tourist money for the city. Millions of people all over the world travel to Toronto during the whole time Pride week is celebrated – to revel and participate with Toronto’s gay and lesbian community.

Although we already know what to expect on Pride parade day, from watching it on the news, I never thought that it would be as colorful and fun to watch when you actually join the celebration!

It’s so amazing to see how well the gay and lesbian community are so accepted by millions of people, Torontonians or not, and in return, they gave us a wonderful show with all the energized floats and cross dressers and dancing and loud music. It’s really something to experience!

My little girl had so much fun and doesn’t mind being “hosed” by the Toronto Fire Department, which was also represented there.

After the parade, we went to Church Street to sight-see and watch for more of the celebration. Church street is known in Toronto as the place where it all began. It is the hang-out place of the gay and lesbian crowd of the city. It is also where most scenes in the tv series “Queer As Folk” where shot.

I’ll not bore you with stories of our Pride Parade Day anymore, instead, I’ve included pictures taken during the revelry. Hope you enjoy them.

(NOTE: Some pictures may not be appropriate for young children to see. Parental guidance is needed.)

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asian gay and lesbian group in toronto pride day

asian gay and lesbian group in toronto pride day

asian gay and lesbian group in toronto pride day

asian gay and lesbian group in toronto pride day

newfoundland lesbian couple

gay cross dresser at yonge pride parade

geisha cross dresser at toronto pride parade 2008

geisha cross dresser at toronto pride parade 2008

waiting crowd at yonge street during pride day 2008

enza anderson and her bodyguards at toronto pride parade 2008

enza anderson with bodyguards toronto pride day 2008

enza anderson and her bodyguards at toronto pride parade 2008

enza anderson with bodyguards toronto pride day 2008

cupe local 79 labor group at toronto pride day 2008

cupe local 79 labor group at toronto pride day 2008

cupe local 79 labor group at toronto pride day 2008

amnesty international toronto branch

amnesty international at toronto pride day 2008

amnesty international toronto branch

amnesty international at toronto pride day 2008

amnesty international toronto branch

first nation native canadian gay and lesbian group

native canadian gay and lesbian group on toronto pride parade

first nation | native canadian gay and lesbian group

native canadian gay and lesbian group on toronto pride parade

first nation | native canadian gay and lesbian group

true davidson acres toronto

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community

true davidson acres toronto | lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community

gay bikers group

gay press photographer at toronto pride day

a group being interviewed by news people

lesbian bikers group

pride of the philippines at toronto pride parade

philippine's pride at toronto pride festivity

gay filipinos wearing baro't saya at toronto pride parade

philippine's pride at toronto pride festivity

gay filipinos wearing baro't saya at toronto pride parade

philippine's pride at toronto pride festivity

rainbow colors, the official color of pride week

pride parade official color - rainbow

a fairy at toronto pride day

the toronto people with aids foundation

the toronto people with aids foundation at pride parade

the toronto people with aids foundation

the toronto people with aids foundation at pride parade

aids positive latinos group

the toronto people with aids foundation at pride parade | latinos

the toronto people with aids foundation

the toronto people with aids foundation at pride parade

aids committee of toronto | act 25

aids committee of toronto | act 25 at toronto pride parade

aids committee of toronto | act 25

aids committee of toronto | act 25 at toronto pride parade

aids committee of toronto | act 25

aids committee of toronto | act 25 at toronto pride parade

south asian gay and lesbian group

south asian gay and lesbian group at toronto pride day

south asian gay and lesbian group

south asian gay and lesbian group at toronto pride day

ontario aids network at toronto pride day

ontario aids network at toronto pride day

ontario aids network at toronto pride day

trojan condom party at toronto gay pride day

ontario aids network at toronto pride day

trojan condom party at toronto gay pride day

ontario aids network at toronto pride day

trojan condom party at toronto gay pride day

very lovely girl in black at toronto pride day

the long wait before the parade

very lovely girl participant in the parade

very lovely girl participant shaking her booty

young lesbian girls join the parade

a group of young girls participating in the dress up


trojan condom model

a model posing for photo

a guy with live snake posing with friends

a cross dressing gay man fixing his dress

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