PHOTOS: Pride Toronto Is Superqueer!


PHOTOS: The theme of this year’s Pride Toronto was “Superqueer!” which may be redundant given the city’s already broad spectrum of LGBTQs — from X-Men cosplayers and gaymers to out-and-proud asexuals — and super progressiveness. In fact, next year Toronto is super proud to host the global World Pride celebration.

While Toronto’s reviled and homophobic mayor, Rob Ford, was conspicuously absent during Pride Sunday yet again, away at his family cottage or perhaps smoking crack as a recent scandal alleges, there was a huge six-figure turnout, while the weekend saw performances by plenty of gaylebrities like Jinkx Monsoon, and the entire gay village transformed into a closed-off party zone.

Sunday’s parade saw a few floats and marchers celebrating the USA’s defeat of DOMA — “we feel the sort of the sense of pride and happiness you have when you hear your brother is gonna get married,” one Toronto gay commented — while Canada’s first openly gay premier, Kathleen Wynne, marched to much applause.

Here’s a taste of Toronto’s Superqueerness!


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  • mpwaite

    Well whoever took these pics CLEARLY loves twinks! NOT ONE MAN!! NOT ONE HOT MUSCLE STUD!! If what is presented in these pictures is representative of “Toronto” I would have stayed home.

  • Katbox

    What has been seen….cannot be unseen.
    My eyes. My poor poor eyes.

  • krandall

    @mpwaite: Bitch, bitch, bitch. Bitch.

  • Merv

    @mpwaite: The third picture is unquestionably a “muscle stud”. Was he the wrong color? Several others have big muscles, even if they don’t meet your definition of muscle stud. By the way, even men without big muscles are still men.

  • Sammy Schlipshit

    Looks as though it could be Anywhere, USA.

    Where were the gang from 1 Girl, 5 Gays???? I love that show…am excited to see the big changes coming up…new cast. Sure hope they don’t start out with a bunch of really young kids….their brains aren’t developed enough yet nor experienced.

  • Sammy Schlipshit

    The scene that stood out the most for me was the fact that only old farts such as myself were supporting Bradley Manning.

    What’s wrong with you kids? Do you really not have any concept of what real privacy is all about? You seem to be OK with the NSA and anyone else spying on your world and using your data for whatever nefarious deeds they wish.

    This country is just a mere shadow of what it was and is supposed to be.

  • Billysees

    Great and beautiful photos of a Pride Festival.

    Go Canada…

  • Tackle

    So much diversity. Love the pics. Love and miss Toronto….

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