York Region Pride Fest group added their special touch to the festivities that capped off WorldPride 2014 in Toronto on Sunday, June 29 – their colourful float joined the efforts of many in the massive WorldPride Parade in Toronto.
The weather added its own special touch too – a late in the day storm produced a gorgeous rainbow that brought out photographers all over the city to capture the view.
While pictures from the parade and the rainbow can be easily searched on the Internet as the media turned out in full force, we have some pictures in our slideshow below that feature mainly York Pride Fest participants and their rainbow-coloured float. Enjoy!
Superheroes...all of them!
York Region Pride Fest float was party central!
The water guns were much appreciated on this hot summer day!
York Region Pride Fest Float getting ready for World Pride 2014
Vibhuti (ACYR), Haran (My House) and Sheeman
Jacob of York Region Pride Fest, volunteer Sheeman, and ACYR's Vibhuti say "Happy Pride"!
York Pride Fest, in affiliation with Pride Toronto, participated this year in WorldPride 2014, an international celebration hosted in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ACYR is an active participant in and supporter of the York Pride Fest organization.
York Pride Week started one week before Toronto’s Pride Week celebrations. As a result, the first weekend of WorldPride 2014, starting June 20/21, kicked off the second and most activity-packed weekend of York Pride Fest. During that weekend, we staged our Pride Parade and Streetfair event in Richmond Hill.
WorldPride brought together people from around the world to honour our past, celebrate the present, and to inspire a better future. Incorporating activism, education, the history and the culture of global LGBT+ communities around the world, it has been hosted previously by Rome (2000), Jerusalem (2006), London UK (2012)and will be hosted by Madrid in 2017. WorldPride 2014 ran Friday, June 20, until Sunday, June 29, celebrating the diversity and dynamism of the Greater Toronto Area and highlighting Canada’s continued progress in human rights.
For more information about the events of the non-stop 10-day celebration, see the WorldPride site at http://worldpridetoronto.com