November 25, 2013 WorldPride 2014 Toronto Launches Website Streetfair, Affiliate Events and International Artists Applications
For Immediate Release
Toronto, Ontario – November 25, 2013 | WorldPride 2014 Toronto launches its new website, introduces a new WorldPride video, opens registrations for the 2014 StreetFair and Affiliate Events Programs, and now accepts international artists submissions all at www.worldpridetoronto.com.
As the movement for LGBTTIQQ2SA* human rights continues to grow, so do Pride events around the world and the need for a global event connected to a much larger global movement. Presented by Pride Toronto, WorldPride 2014 Toronto will be the world’s largest international LGBT festival to date, and the first WorldPride in North America. It is a ten-day international celebration, taking place from June 20 – 29, 2014, incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities.
Whether you’re a DJ, band, drag queen/king, dancer, comedian, performance artist, community group or theatrical troupe, we want to hear from you! (Stay tuned for major arts announcements in early December and the opening of visual artists applications before the end of the year.
“We’re looking forward to presenting the most diverse festival yet,” says TK, Arts & Culture Manager for WorldPride 2014 Toronto. “Our aim is to present the best LGBTTIQQ2SA* artists that Canada and the world have to offer alongside international celebrity artists, as well as share the stories of artists from all over the globe with our communities.
WorldPride 2014 Toronto Affiliate Events Program comprises events organized and produced by community groups and external organizations and support the diversity initiatives of our community and we encourage groups to hold events with an international focus.
“WorldPride is an international LGBT event; bigger than Canada has seen before,” says Chrystal Dean, WorldPride 2014 Toronto Manager. “We want to make sure the LGBTTIQQ2SA communities and artists from around the world have every chance to take part and benefit from this unique opportunity.”
Spaces are limited for the WorldPride 2014 Streetfair and demand is high, so get in now to be one of the many Marketplace, Community Fair, and Food vendors lining the streets of the festival site. Register before January 31, 2014 to qualify for early bird discounts!
Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts the city’s Pride Festival, an annual event in downtown Toronto during the last week of June and one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. It is also one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world with an estimated attendance of over one million people. It celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Toronto's LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities.
*LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, and allies.
Sean Hillier, Co-Chair
Shelley Craig, Co-Chair