Welcome!

Happy Pride! After everything we’ve been through this past year, we’re still here and still queer! Pride is a time for us to come together as a community: to celebrate our successes, to mourn our losses, to fight for our rights, to be our most authentic selves, and to love and be loved. While we are sad we cannot be together in person, Pride Toronto is proud to bring you our first-ever Virtual Pride!

Virtual Pride is an opportunity to use technology as a platform to showcase the many talents of our diverse LGBT2Q+ community members in new and exciting ways. Through Virtual Pride, we hope to bring a sense of belonging and community to those who need it most during this difficult period. We are excited to continue the numerous creative traditions of Pride in an innovative and personal style. You will be able to experience the performances, passions, and energy of our many amazing artists like never before. The show must go on!

We would like to say a big thank you to our frontline workers. This includes healthcare staff, nurses, doctors, personal support workers, cleaners, cashiers, grocery store employees, couriers, farmers, food suppliers, restaurant workers, and everyone everywhere who has worked so hard to keep things going during these unprecedented times. We would also like to thank our staff, volunteers, sponsors, and most importantly our wonderful community. As we’ve shown again and again, we will get through this together.

Stay Proud. Stay Home. Stay Strong. Stay Safe.
Pride Toronto Board of Directors

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Thank you to all the artists, consultants and contributors that continue to make Pride Toronto absolutely spectacular.

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We’re going digital! We have put together a month of innovative online programming throughout June that showcases the best of what’s happening in our city. Virtual Pride is a celebration of our local queer and trans trailblazers. We are featuring a lineup of DJs, performers, drag artists, singers, and dancers; shining a concentrated spotlight on women in music and BIPOC artists. Toronto is overflowing with queer and trans talent and we are very excited to have been working so closely with our community

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Pride Toronto will be hosting weekly virtual segments on various online platforms. This programming is less about a party and more about community engagement and light at-home entertainment.  Information on how to access this programming will be provided on our website.

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This programming serves as a true representation of what events you would have seen throughout Pride month and on the physical festival footprint. Tune in for an hour or binge-watch all day!

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A line up of virtual programming set to stream off our main channels and embedded onto our website. The Virtual Pride Festival Weekend programming serves as a representation of what would have taken place on the physical footprint Pride Festival Weekend.

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Look here for events that has ASL interpretation or ASL performances included in their programming.

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The following events are curated by collectives that have self-identified as being a part of and for the BIPOC Communities.

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A curated list of local  LGBT2Q+ makers, creators, and vendors that you have come to expect and are excited to see throughout our annual StreetFair. Scroll through to support our local community members. Many of them are offering exclusive specials discount codes available on our portal.

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If you are looking for support, our volunteer support team will be available to chat any time we are live. In addition to our support team you will find helpful resources for you.

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THE 519
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Founded in 1975, The 519 is Canada’s largest and most prominent LGBTQ2S service provider and community centre. In 2018/2019, they had over 103,000 visits to the programs led by The 519 staff, and they hosted over 5,400 meetings and events held by 226 community-led groups.

For 45 years, The 519 has served Toronto’s Downtown East and LGBTQ2S communities across the GTA and far beyond. The 519 is committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of the communities they serve through their programs, services, community engagement, capacity-building, and advocacy. They have an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, striving to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.

The 519 staff remain on the frontlines 7 days a week, responding to the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis: they are providing essential services to vulnerable LGBTQ2S+ communities, including over 200 daily takeaway meals, phone check-ins, settlement supports, crisis counselling, tax and legal clinics, and eviction prevention. LGBTQ2S+ communities face unique health challenges and a history of stigma and discrimination, making them particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.

The 519 is a proud City of Toronto agency and registered Canadian charity. Donation link here

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MAGGIES TORONTO SEX WORKERS ACTION PROJECT
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Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project is an organization run by and for local sex workers. We are founded on the reality that we as sex workers know what is best for our lives, and that our work is legitimate and valuable. Our vision is to create a just world wherein sex work is decriminalized, destigmatized, and regarded as a legitimate and valuable form of labour.

Our mission is to empower sex workers to live and work with safety and dignity, and to lead the fight for decriminalization and sex workers’ rights in Canada.

Maggie’s was founded in 1986 in response to the AIDS epidemic. Sex workers were highlight criminalized and facing stigma and discrimination. Maggie’s provides a safe space for sex workers to meet and create a community for support. We welcome workers of all genders from all areas of the sex trade – indoor and outdoor sex workers, exotic dancers, escorts, pornography actors, phone sex operators, professional dominants and submissives, erotic massage workers, webcam workers, and others – to join us in our fight to control our own bodies, sexuality and working lives.

For more information on Maggie’s please visit us online at www.maggiesto.org/donate

SAVE THE DATES

VIRTUAL PRIDE PARADE

JUNE 28, 2020 – 2PM – Online!

Celebrating Pride has always been a protest of resilience and that shouldn’t change.
The queer and trans community will continue to trail-blaze and connect the community with innovative and exciting ideas. COVID-19 won’t stop us from continuing to create space for everyone to express who they truly are.

TRANS RALLY & DYKE RALLY

JUNE 26 & JUNE 27 – Online!

Join us through speech, performance, spoken word, or other forms of artistry.

STAY INFORMED

Sign up to receive our newsletter, updates about Virtual Pride, and follow all things Pride Toronto.

Stay Proud, Stay Safe. 

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The events listed might change without notice. Please check the site for the most up to date info.

Calendar of Events

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

S Sun

3 events,

FEEYASS! With Club Quarantine

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Flag Raising

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LGBT2Q+ Trivia

1 event,

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Movers and Shakers

0 events,

4 events,

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Lunch & Learn with Tenniel Brown

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Queer Shopping Channel

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ASL Programming – Fridays

1 event,

2 events,

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The Morning After; Strapped Brunch Takeover

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Artist How To Workshops

1 event,

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LGBT2Q+ Trivia

3 events,

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

4 events,

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Train with Team Canada

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Queer Shopping Channel

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Artist How To Workshops

2 events,

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Digital Drag Bingo

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Sex Talk with Kat Kova

3 events,

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Lunch & Learn with Tenniel Brown

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Family Pride Fridays

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ASL Programming – Fridays

1 event,

1 event,

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The Morning After; Strapped Brunch Takeover

2 events,

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Human Rights Series

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LGBT2Q+ Trivia

3 events,

4 events,

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Train with an Olympian

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Queer Shopping Channel

2 events,

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The Link Up

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Sex Talk with Kat Kova

3 events,

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Lunch & Learn with Tenniel Brown

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Feature Fridays

2 events,

3 events,

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IndigiQUEER

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The Morning After; Strapped Brunch Takeover

3 events,

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Train with an Olympian

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Human Rights Series

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LGBT2Q+ Trivia

4 events,

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

4 events,

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Train with an Olympian

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Queer Shopping Channel

4 events,

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Bi or Bye Collective

6 events,

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Trans Pride

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Lunch & Learn with Tenniel Brown

8 events,

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Dyke Pride

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Catalyst

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ASL Programming

3 events,

Blockorama – Curated by Blackness Yes!

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Online Pride Parade

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The Morning After; Strapped Brunch Takeover

3 events,

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LatinXplosión

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Human Rights Series

4 events,

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BQC – Black Queer Collective

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

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Black Queer & Trans Excellence

0 events,

0 events,

0 events,

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