Pride Toronto is a not-for-profit organization that supports the queer communities of our city and beyond. We work to ensure equal rights and representation for every person of diverse sexual and gender identities.
The annual Pride Toronto Festival is our central rallying point- inviting us to come together to celebrate what we’ve accomplished and to pursue what still needs to be done. Through our programming, outreach, and undeniable presence, we let people know that they are not alone. We create a space for both the current and the next generation to express who they truly are. We help bring issues to light, build understanding, challenge convention, and effect change.
A pillar of Pride Toronto’s programming is our annual Pride Month, which culminates with the Pride Parade- the largest Pride celebration in North America, and a major cultural event on the world stage.
We are led by the communities we serve and supported by an incredible network of volunteers. Our collective diversity allows us to foster important conversations at the intersection of age, geography, race, religion, socio-economics, and experience. We are proud to reflect and serve such a multifaceted membership- one that is united in its desire to be our true selves without fear.
Pride Toronto supports our communities in the pursuit of our unequivocal rights to be known, be heard, be understood, be accepted, be respected, and to celebrate the beauty of who we are.
Our community had the right to be free from fear, free from oppression, and free to discover and love as our true selves. We work to honour and advance the freedom of everyone in our community.
The voices and stories of our community are as diverse as they are beautiful. We work to make sure that each of us can be heard and that we listen to each other.
Over 35 years ago, our community was founded on the fundamental truth that love prevails and we are all deserving of it. We commit to love as the method and the goal in every interaction.
Our community is made up of many identities- many of those in evolution. Understanding is how we will come to know and care for each other. We will help to foster understanding within our community and beyond.