Here are bonus pics from the gay advocacy group EGALE’s first-ever big gala. The event took place at Toronto’s Le Meridien King Edward Hotel and marked the 40th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. To see the full gallery click here.
Former Liberal cabinet minister Belinda Stronach chills backstage with the models from the Superstein fashion show.
Conservative strategist Jaime Watt (right), who is chairman of the Navigator communications firm, was presented with the group’s inaugural Leadership Award for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) human rights. He is with his partner Paul Ferguson.
Transport Minister John Baird (right) and Jaime Watt.
Belinda Stronach and Justin Trudeau, the keynote speaker of the evening.
Belinda Stronach and Jaime Watt.
Jaime Watt’s daughter Heather Watt.
Model Trent Ruban in the Superstein fashion show.
Model Tyler Coyle in the Superstein fashion show.
Superstein designer John Walke
Models in the Superstein fashion show.
Tory Senator Nancy Ruth takes some snaps of the fashion show.
Ballet star Rex Harrington with models from the Superstein fashion show.
Justin Trudeau and Rex Harrington.
El-Farouk Khaki and Pamela Taylor.
Peter Graham (left) and Egale board member Benjie Nycum.
Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae (left) and Bob Gallagher, Communications Department Head for the United Steelworkers.
Toronto scene photographer Wingo Du.
Sachin Aggarwal, deputy chief of staff to Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.
The human fountain that also sang opera.
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