Pride Toronto Announces Full 2015 Programming
Pride Toronto announced its 2015 full festival line-up yesterday morning, the headliners and schedules were presented at a major press conference event.
WOW, it has been 35 years of T Dot Pride, now this is something to celebrate!
It’s right around the corner too so I suggest you get your Glitter ready because the people at Pride Toronto want you to Come Out and Play!!!
The presentation was a delightful Tupperware party hosted by Daisy giving us her smartypants attitude comedy and yes I received my own Tupperware drink container surely to be filled with something cold during the festival.
The charming and handsome Executive Director of Pride Toronto Mathieu Chantelois spoke enthusiastically about the upcoming events list which is phenomenal.
The entertainment is top notch from Indie darlings to International icons and certainly Toronto did not slow down the extravaganza we experienced for last year’s World Pride.
No resting on laurels here, in fact the organizers have built on the spectacular momentum of our 2014 Pride’s global success and have ensured that this summer’s 35th edition of Pride may turn out to be the most exciting yet!
Starting the party is the multitalented Todrick Hall a You Tube , MTV, viral sensation remixing hits for your dancing pleasure along with DJ Black Cat & others.
Nuit Rose has over 30 free art installations, special events & a light parade open to all.
Pride & Prejudice : Our Human Rights Conference
has panels activists academics seeking to build bridges and then Freedom Party supporting Rainbow Railroad features a special performance by season 3 winner Rue Paul’s Drag Race, Raja.
Sugar Beach holds one of the largest circuit parties out there, now brought to our waterfront with Tel Aviv’s Aron and London’s Jodie Harsh headlining.
The Flag raising this year at City Hall is the official kick off during the day always a beautiful sight and the evening will be filthy when famed filmmaker John Waters speaks at Ryerson Theatre.
Yonge Dundas Square may as well be pink with the Trans march ending there, Chaz Bono, Drag On! and my heart be still…Pussy Riot!
There is the Candlelight Aids Vigil, Starry Night, Dykeversity, Bend it like Bombay, Burlesque a Go- Go, and Blockorama to mention a few more highlights.
Also included are family and green spaces, sober and alcohol spots, foods and wares and don’t forget the gayer because yes this is an extravaganza of colour whether costume t-shirt or body paint!
With parties galore, all the stages and parks filled with performers the only thing more exciting than these the Dyke March, and Pride Parade would be our Grand Marshals.
Canadian David Furnish is an award winning filmmaker and Chairman of Elton John’s AIDS Foundation, and International Grand Marshal’s Celina Jaitly Bollywood star and Human Rights activist, Pussy Riot the feminist performance art collective who walk their talk of activism,
and the amazing Cyndi Lauper Grammy, Tony and Emmy ward winning artist whose True Colors Fund aims to help homeless youth in our community.
This year is shaping up to be absolutely incredible so grab a guide or check out the site at
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Cat Grant OCAD is a multimedia artist. A published poet currently writing a book,she contributes to Hone Life, Jingobox and her blog for theBUZZ Kitty Indacity. Painting, sculpture, photography/video, choreography/dance & costume design also make her days. Cat has worked with Deadmau5, Panasonic, Sony, Konami and volunteers for many queer organizations.