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It’s been 40 years of Pride in Toronto! Our digital parade will be a one hour production honoring our history, highlighting key Toronto talent and foster community.
Closed Captioning will be available for this event. ASL Interpreters can be booked by contacting [email protected] a minimum of five (5) days prior to the event. Pride Toronto thanks the TD Ready Commitment for their support in presenting ASL Interpretation for Pride 2021
iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ (short for waseskwan iskwew, meaning “blue sky woman”) is, among many other things, an artist – a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our future. iskwē’s album The Fight Within (2017) was JUNO-nominated for Indigenous Music Album of the Year (2018) and garnered her a spot on the Polaris Long List. She has performed hundreds of shows in Canada and internationally, including Canadian highlights at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill and a triumphant performance with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, in New York City at the Met and SummerStage in Central Park, and beyond for the King and Queen of Sweden, Reeperbahn in Germany, and Border Crossing’s Origins Festival in England. iskwē is an ambassador and program participant for the PRS Keychange initiative. iskwē is Cree Métis from Treaty One Territory. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She is an urban Indigenous two-spirited woman from the Red River Valley, the birthplace of the Métis Nation. (iskwē is pronounced iss-kway, acākosīk is pronounced acha-ko-suk)
Allie X (Presented by OLG)
With over a quarter billion streams globally, and from the hometown of Toronto, Allie X has amassed a cult following for her signature goth-pop style. Her newest critically-acclaimed album, “Cape God,” is continuing to soar with hit tracks like “Love Me Wrong (feat. Troye Sivan)” and “Susie Save Your Love” (feat. Mitski). She’s played sold-out shows across North America, Latin America, and Europe and toured the world with pop-star counterparts like Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, and Marina. A bold fashion figure and champion to outsiders, Allie continues to be an outspoken ally for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, sponsoring and spearheading charity events, playing pride festivals across the globe, and continuing to speak out and use her platform to fight injustices and empower 2SLGBTQ+ youth.
Hosted by: Priyanka
Born in Whitby, Ontario, the journey started for Priyanka (the drag superstar alter-ego of Mark Suknanan) with a career in television, YTV’s “The Next Star” and was hand-picked by YTV as the face of their flagship after school program “The Zone”. For 6 six years, Priyanka was the face of Canadian children’s television, not only starring in, but writing and producing her own segments for her young fans. With live shows filling almost every day of the week, two self-produced singles with accompanying music videos on iTunes aptly named: “You Look So Good” and “Say My Name”, and a weekly Series on YouTube, she is one of the hardest working entertainers in the business. It’s with that tenacity and determination that won her the first ever season of Canada’s Drag Race on Crave where she became Canada’s First Ever Drag Superstar.
Hosted by Priyanka
iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ
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