TORONTO’s Mayor John Tory and some of his councillors made the proclamation official: June is Pride Month in TORONTO.
Mayor John Tory: “Pride has evolved over the years. 35 years ago in 1981, it was in the streets in the form of a protest following the bathhouse raids. And here we are 35 years later, where a protest has become a parade, and a week long festival has become a month long celebration. For the first time this year, marching in our parade, here in TORONTO, the Prime Minister of Canada, Premier of Ontario, and the Mayor of Toronto.”
Another first – history was made on June 1/2016, when the rainbow flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill in OTTAWA. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did the honours. <PHOTO BELOW – Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press>
For TORONTO’s plans to celebrate Pride Month go to http://www.pridetoronto.com/pride-month/