Festivals & Events

7 Must-See World Pride Events

World PrideGuest blog by Travel Gay Canada.

1. A Chorus Queen – June 16-28 (Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto)

With outlandish costumes and dazzling choreography, A Chorus Queen tells the tale of trying to make it big! This comedic, WorldPride affiliated musical is loaded with alluring and versatile storylines and songs. Proceeds will be donated to the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). www.achorusqueen.com

#DiscoverON2. WorldPride Human Rights Conference – June 25-27 (University of Toronto)

This is a gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBT human rights around the world. The conference provides a unique opportunity for a global dialogue about LGBT human rights, ranging from performances to presentations, politics to policies, and activists to academics. www.wphrc14.com


3. MTV’s Pop Goes Pride – June 27 (Dundas Square)

Hosted by MTV’s Lauren Toyota & Phoebe Dykstra, ‘Pop Goes Pride’ will take over the TD Wellesley Stage to kick-off the WorldPride 2014 Streetfair. Carly Rae Jepsen and many other pop artists will strut their stuff and get the crowd moving in support of WorldPride! www.worldpridetoronto.com


4. Air Canada Stage – June 27-29 (Church & Wellesley Streets)

At the centre of Toronto’s Gay Village, the Air Canada Stage boasts daily performances from our diverse community. Including Community Cabaret, brOWN // OUT, Ménage a Trois 2014, and Ryan G. Hinds. www.worldpridetoronto.com

5. International LGBT Travel Showcase – June 28 (Gould & Victoria Streets, Ryerson U.)

Check out national and international destinations along with their local Pride/LGBT organizations. Experience wineries, craft brews and the flavours of Toronto and Ontario. This outdoor showcase is located at Gould and Victoria streets on the Ryerson campus. www.facebook.com/DiscoverGayOntario

6. WorldPride Parade – June 29 (Bloor to Yonge streets, Yonge to Dundas streets)

This year, Toronto celebrates 34 years of Pride and the excitement of hosting WorldPride 2014. From the corner of Church St and Bloor St all the way down Yonge St to Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto’s LGBT communities will dance to celebrate our victories, march to honour our losses, and RISE UP to keep moving forward. Starts at 1PM. www.worldpridetoronto.com

7. WorldPride Closing Ceremonies – June 29 (Yonge & Dundas Square)

An incredible showcase of live performances after the WorldPride 2014 Parade featuring Tegan and Sara and more. The Closing Ceremony includes the Parade Awards and the hand-over to the next WorldPride host city. A single night of spectacle not to be missed! www.worldpridetoronto.com

#discoverONPhotos courtesy Pride Toronto.

Learn more about #WorldPride 2014 and Discover Gay Ontario here.

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