Toronto Gay Pride Week Plans in Full Swing

Applications for the
Pride Parade 2010
are now open.

Applications close 4 June 2010.

Pride Toronto , as the organizer of the Pride Parade, encourages everyone to have an open, tolerant and supportive attitude. This year our theme is about “Celebrating 30 years of Pride in Toronto”; all participants are encouraged to incorporate this theme into their messaging, to be supportive of the celebration of Pride, and the queer community as a whole.

After all, the parade is not only about Pride in your community, but celebrating diversity and the variety of life in Toronto while respecting subtle differences amongst its citizens and visitors, and creating an inclusive experience for all.

Pride Toronto encourages participation by all groups, be they community groups, businesses or organizations.

This year, Pride Toronto celebrates 30 years, while reflecting on the past, and building for a future. Tell us your stories through Art Direction, Costume Design, Choreography, (Sound/Music) Mix and Special Effects. Go glitz & glam. Be colourful and creative. Go big. And have fun.

Prism 2010 , North America’s largest circuit party, partners with Pride Toronto to present for the first time ever, “Aqua Pride” on a Pride Toronto stage. AQUA PRIDE 2010 is a water-themed daytime event featuring Michael Viera, Isaac Escalante and Brazilian sweetheart, Ana Paula. Come, get wet and have fun!

“We’re very excited to be working with Prism Toronto to bring Aqua Pride to the Pride Toronto site. They work year round to contribute culturally to the city and have consistently supported local talent over the years. This is a very natural progression for us both”, says Pride Toronto’s Arts & Entertainment Manager, Mary Zondanos.

“Be prepared for the biggest party of the weekend as we transform the TD Wellesley Stage, into the most glamorous and wettest Aqua party yet,” says Gairy Brown, Executive Director of Prism Toronto.

Single event tickets and weekend passes are on-sale now exclusively at PRIAPE   or through Priape retail locations in Toronto and Montreal. Call PRIAPE at 1-800-461-6969 for more details or for a store near you.

Cyndi Lauper Headlines Pride Toronto’s 30th Anniversary Festival

Cyndi Lauper Headlines Pride Toronto’s 30th Anniversary Festival

 

Cyndi Lauper, one of the world’s most recognized Queer icons, comes to Toronto on Saturday, July 3 2010 for a FREE concert in Queen’s Park.

An unwavering advocate for LGBTTIQQ2SA* rights, Cyndi Lauper established herself as a household name with the 1983 single “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, kicking off a long career which includes more than 25 million in record sales and nominations for 13 Grammy awards, 2 Emmy awards, 2 American Music Awards, 7 American Video Awards and 18 MTV awards.

“It’s an honor to always have the genuine affection of the gay community,” Cyndi says. “They have never turned their back on me and I will never turn my back on them. We’ve had a long and enduring love affair.”

The Grammy award-winning singer and Emmy award-winning actress is currently working on her newest studio album scheduled for release in June. Lauper is also featured on the new “Celebrity Apprentice” edition on NBC starting March 14 and later this year launches her own reality show.

Lauper’s performance during Pride Week will be part of a full program of entertainment and activities in Queen’s Park; the newest addition to the ever-expanding Pride Week site which includes eight stages over more than 22 city blocks and an attendance of more than one million. Plans for the new Queen’s Park site include a beverage garden and more Pride Week Streetfair exhibitors.

“We are happy that Cyndi and her incredible team worked with us to make this happen” said Mary Zondanos, Arts & Entertainment Manager for Pride Toronto. “Her work both as a performer and an activist is an inspiration to us all. There will be tears, and I’m sure some will be mine.”

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