Toronto Pride draws most colours of political spectrum. (Anyone see blue?)

Parade gathers politicians, leadership hopefuls and Mulcair Bears

Liberal Interim leader Bob Rae.

Politicians were out for Toronto’s annual gay pride parade.

Toronto NDP MP Olivia Chow.

 

Sticker in honour of bearded NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.

Bob Rae with Barack Obama cut-out.

Bob Rae with Queer LIberal contingent.

NDP social media-master Justin Stayshyn.

Bob Rae even took a minute to pop by the NDP booth. Classy!

Toronto NDP MP Peggy Nash.

Canadian Armed Forces.

 

 

(left to right) Patrick Burke, Rick Mercer and Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke .

 

Pride Toronto Executive Director Kevin Beaulieu.

Toronto Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett .

 

Denise Brunsdon.

 

Liberal leadership hopeful Deborah Coyne.

Former Liberal MP Gerard Kennedy. Still mum on next leadership race.

 

Zach Paikin.

 

 

Green Party candidate Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nash & Cash! NDP MPs Peggy Nash and Andrew Cash with Dan Harris working his Blackberry in the background.

 

NDP candidate Michael Erickson (left).

 

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and NDP MP Olivia Chow.

 

Toronto CIty Councillor Mike Layton honouring his father's memory with a moustache.

 

NDP MP Craig Scott (left).

 

 

The Communist Party of Canada.

 

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.

 

Mike Layton and Olivia Chow.

 

 

 

 

 

Toronto Pride draws most colours of political spectrum. (Anyone see blue?)

  1. But did Mayor Rob Ford make an appearance at the Canada Day parade in East York? Last I heard, East York is part of the City of Toronto, unless they declared their independence of Ford.

  2. Some don’t react to bullies by acquiescing to their every demand. Thank goodness for that.

  3. Nice to see another fine Pride parade with all the ubiquitious politicians & revellers, etc..etc..celebrating, demonstrating equality & pandering whatever Pride means to them – what is unfortunate is the inequality that still prevails within Pride Toronto – there is prejudice & discrimination within, ask for an accounting of how some of the BEST local LGBT artists of are compensated, you’ll find a disparity in the amount of compensation, preferential treatment & tokenization – it’s pure genius & exploitation.

    • What? You are saying artists who work on Pride are paid less if they are gay? And what is it these artists are doing, exactly?

      • Just an observation…I thought that all the local community LBGT artist were delegated to unimportant stages…some of them are actually world class artists then on big stages…nothing relevant, nothing interesting just DJs spinning…then a token artists….then DJs again then community groups…seems like the venue was to push beer sales…noted that artist of color…ethinc community groups were not given the exposure…heard some we doing it for free and less that 100.00? is this true?

        • You’re making the accusations – you have to give us something specific?

    • You’re nuts.

    • So we should expect a gay organization not to have the problem other organizations have? You need to be more specific about your complaints.

    • Why is it always the ones who are shocked, just shocked, who find it necessary to post pictures of what they find so disgusting?

      • @JanBC:disqus I think it is too let every one see what goes on there – not just the whitewashed version.

    • Wow. The comments on that blazingcatfur blog would have been funny if they weren’t real. It’s scary that people like that are just walking around.

  4. The only blue I saw was Brian Burke wearing a Leaf’s jersey.

  5. ‘Blues’ prefer closets….even for their own.

    • Reds prefer gutters. For everybody. But mostly they go there by themselves.

      • You poor dear prude. Mind you, it’s usually people who publicly feign shock and awe at human sexuality who are doing the really weird stuff.

      • Tsk….now individualism is a bad thing, and hurray for the ant hill where everyone groupthinks?

        I think you have some serious conflicts.

  6. I can’t decide which is a more shallow, revolting event; the pride parade or the MMVAs?

    • Well, clearly you think the Pride parade is the shallower, more revolting event, Jamal. If it weren’t, you wouldn’t have taken time from your busy day to express your fucktard judgements of the Gays.

      If you’re gonna hate, be a man and own it.

      • So if it isn’t’ full acceptance, it is hate? Nice to know that there is no in-between.

      • I don’t think Jamal was trying to be neutral. For the people that only
        point out the nudity aspect of the event, that is a very small
        percentage of what actually goes on there. It’s more political and about
        ending discrimination fort he most part. But of course trolls will
        always focus on the negatives since that’s what they like to do. Don’t
        feed the trolls people

    • Oh wait….naked wimmens!

      • Those are straight naked people so it’s okay.

        • Yup….straight naked women is okay. Straight or gay naked men is not okay. Strange world, eh?

  7. “I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with
    my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don’t
    think it’s anyone else’s business, but I do think there is value in
    standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human
    being and I don’t give that up by being a journalist.” Anderson Cooper

  8. Not certain, but I’m pretty sure the John Tory era Ontario PC’s had a float in the parade, or at least the Toronto Centre PC riding association did.

  9. I abhor identity politics and unfortunately the gay rights movement seems to have entered that phase where politicians (at least in certain areas like Toronto) begin to pander to that segment of the population.

    • What segment of the population – the ones who celebrate rights for everyone – that segment?

  10. How is it legal to post a photo of nudity? Fourth from last. I see Mulcair reaching for a guy’s penis.

    • You must think Rodin was a perv? And I don’t WANT to lead you down the path to a life of depravity but there is thing referred to ‘Internet Porn’.

  11. have any of you read a bible no where in it does it say man and man it says man and wife and if you have a penis that makes you a man not a wife i mean really people why are you destroying a world God created ill answer anything you shot at me just email freddy7403@gmail.com

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