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MPs help battle bullying at Egale’s gay rights gala

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The gay rights group Egale held their second annual gala at Toronto’s Royal York Hotel. The gala honoured TD bank CEO Ed Clark with a leadership award. The night raised money for the programs to battle homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools. Below, Tory Senator Nancy Ruth (left) and singer Carole Pope.

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CBC anchor Andrew Nichols (left) and Salah Bachir.

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Senator Linda Frum (right) and her husband Howard Sokolowski.

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Former New Zealand MP Georgina Beyer (left) and NDP leader Jack Layton.

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Layon and his wife, Toronto MP Olivia Chow.

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Comedian and MC Elvira Kurt.

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Tim Thompson (left) and TD bank CEO Ed Clark.

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Youth activist Jeremy Dyer.

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Tory senators Nancy Ruth (left) and Linda Frum.

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Political strategist Jaime Watt (right) with gay rights lawyer Doug Elliott.

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Patrick O’Reilly (left), Chief Operating Officer at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Andrew Chang, Chief Operating Officer at the gay and lesbian newspaper Xtra!

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Toronto Liberal MPP Glen Murray.

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Egale executive director Helen Kennedy (left) and Georgina Beyer.

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Kennedy with Carlyle Jansen.

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Kennedy with Liberal MP Mario Silva.

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Silva and Toronto city council candidate Ken Chan.

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Silva and Rev. Brent Hawkes.

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Silva and Aaron GlynWilliams.

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Hawkes with Liberal MP Rob Oliphant.

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Tom Decker, LGBT Liaison Officer for the Toronto Police, and Tracey Sandilands, Executive Director of Pride Toronto.

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Lawyer Mark Warner.

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Egale volunteer Mais Lee.

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Egale’s Alex Duffy (right).

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El-Farouk Khaki (right) and Troy Jackson.

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Michael Pihach from IN Toronto Magazine (right).

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Elvira Kurt and Carole Pope kiss to raise money.

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The food.