Friday, June 25th

3:00 pm Trans Pride
Please enjoy Toronto’s Trans Rally and March, welcoming space for all Trans people, non-binary people, friends of, and allies who rally and march together. In a typical year, Trans women of colour and people with different abilities are encouraged to lead the march and set the pace for all however, this year, in light of Covid-19, we are celebrating in a virtual space for an hour of speakers and performers and community engagement.

4:00 pm Sipz n Snacks presented by Smirnoff IGTV
Feeling thirsty? Well, get your cocktail (or mocktail) kit ready! Each week a new 2SLGBTQ+ mixologist or chef will walk you through a delicious drink and snack pairing.

4:30 pm F*ck Shit Up!
F*ck Shit Up! is a Trans and Non-Binary Cabaret of drag, burlesque, music and more, produced and hosted by Babia Majora and Fluffy Soufflé.

6:00 pm brOWN//out
brOWN//out is a mixtape of adventures. Rushing from waters, mountains and plains of homeland(s) through the diaspora and back. Over and over again. brOWN//out is a community space for South Asian queer and trans artists: singers, poets, dancers, drag and burlesque artists, musicians and more.

7:30 pm Catalyst
Catalyst is a Virtual Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Variety Show showcasing contemporary Indigenous storytelling, art and performance. Curated by: Weird Alice and Ethan Dankert-Lannigan. Hosted by Kai Potts, featuring art and performances from Adrienne Huard, Andayah Laramee, Candy Blair, Jesse King, MX Wolverine, Mikey Elliot, Rayvn, and Scott Wabano.

9:00 pm Yes Yes Y’all
One of Toronto’s most inclusive Queer bashment parties around, YES YES Y’ALL has solidified itself as a Toronto institution, with a heavy emphasis on Hip Hop, R&B, Dancehall and Soca. Curated by: Sammy Rawal and Nino Brown Featuring: DJs Jordior & Bambii Hosted by: EBHONI Visuals by: blackpowerbarbie

Saturday, June 26th

1:00 pm Dyke Pride
The Toronto Dyke March welcomes all self-identified Dykes, Trans Dykes, non-binary Dykes and any other Dyke to join us virtually and hosts an online grassroots political demonstration with critical mass. The Toronto Dyke March has been a landmark of Pride Month for many years and will remain as resilient as ever with a host of performers, speakers, and community activists.

2:30 pm ASL Programming
A celebration of our Queer d/Deaf ASL artists. Curated by: Deaf Spectrum

4:00 pm Pride Live
Toronto has an incredible scene of 2SLGBT2Q+ vocalists, musicians and performers. In this one-hour much music video-style production we showcase some of Toronto’s top live talent. Including: Rawle, Brandyn King Leo, Tara Marci, Kayla Diamond, D!XON, Cory J. Stewart, R. Flex, Frnke, Leah Allyce Canali

5:30 pm Alternaqueer
Come jump in our dirty pool full of alternative drag and queer performers, from horrifying monstrousness, transgressive sleaziness, individuals that vibrate at 180 genders per minute, drag creatures from outer space, and clowns!

7:00 pm Drag Ball presented by TD Ready Commitment
Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most ferocious of them all? Tune and decide for yourself! Watch the 2021 Drag Ball from the couch and catch some of the city’s finest drag queens, kings and gender performers. Curated by: Phil Villeneuve This year’s drag-stravaganza is hosted by Canada’s Drag Race legend BOA! The lineup includes Alexander Brandy, Allysin Chaines, Bombae, Gay Jesus, Halal Bae, Ivory Towers, Manny Dingo, Miss Nookie Galore, Naomi Leone, Ocean Giovanni, Quaptain Kit, Rye, Wilma Checkclear, and ZacKey Lime.

9:00 pm YOHOMO presented by OLG
Yohomo celebrates 40 years of Pride with music, dancing, performance, projections and … just being queer for one hour all over your screens at home. Tune in and twirl with Yohomo DJs – Armand Digdoyo and Phillippe – Teesh, a very special performance from MANGO, and wild dancing from Tygr Willy and Ferrera Rose!

Sunday, June 27th 

2:00 pm – Pride Parade
It’s been 40 years of Pride in Toronto! Our digital parade will be a one-hour production honouring our history, highlighting key Toronto talent and foster community. Featuring: Nathan Nicholas, Gary Beals, DJ Kow, C-Flava, iskwē, Allie X (Presented by OLG), and hosted by: Priyanka. 

3:30 pm – Closing Weekend Ceremony: REVOLUTION
The Revolution has not been Streamed. Looking back at the 90’s through music, poetry and dance. Using what we have learned to move up into the future and to bring us one step closer to ending the BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ struggles we all faced. Featuring: Htebasile, Chromatic, DJ A$h Banks, Prince Manny Dingo, James Bailey, and Tynomi Banks

6:00 pm Blockorama
Blackness Yes! has a 23-year history organizing Blockorama, the largest and longest-running stage at Pride Toronto’s annual festival. Blockorama has a vibrant history that celebrates local Black performers and spotlights a focus on Black Love, self-care, harm reduction, and community. Join your favourite blocko DJ’s, drag, ballroom and musical performers at Blockorama: Black is Love.

Curated by: Blackness Yes! Featuring: Nicolette Brown, Karim Olen Ash, Phil Atioh, DJ Nik Red, DJ Pogi, Rosie Monday, Jada Hudson, DJ Carma, Stolen Land, Jay Light, DJ Craig Dominic, Visual Artist: Karimah Zakia Issa

Tune in Sun, June 27th at 2pm for the Pride 2021 Parade!

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.