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monday | june 27 | 2005
Toronto Gay Pride 2005
Canada is so progressive that even the cops are queer. Yesterday was the 25th annual Gay Pride Day here in my summer home-away-from-home, and I was determined to see my first Pride Parade, having caught only minutes of ones in past years (I know, maybe it's better than way). After standing in the heat forever under a turquoise umbrella, my sexy male companion and I drank our fill of gay fabulosity, but not before taking some incriminating photos of the event, which you can see after the jump.
After the parade (and a satisfying bacon cheeseburger at Harveys sans poutine), we made our way over to hear the sweet and catchy indy-pop sounds of Gentleman Reg, a band fronted by Toronto-based singer/songwriter Reg Vermue. The video for Gentleman Reg's new single, "The Boyfriend Song," is online and has lots of mostly naked people making out in the dark with flashlights. It's worth a watch.
These girls came prepared with lawn chairs, spray-bottles, and indomitable fag-hag spirits.
It wouldn't be Gay Pride in Canada without eurotrash supply headquarters: Le Château.
Some dykes on bikes started off the parade with petals aplenty.
There were so many cod-pieces, I couldn't stop thinking about fish.
There were also gay "soccer players" and "rugby players." Who do they think they're fooling?
Gay bagpipe band... I suspect they are going "regimental."
She will hurt you, but that's what you get for messing with a crazy bitch with two bullwhips.
This picture isn't great, but basically it's a guy in a complete body harness pulling his mistress along in a wheelchair. They were advertising some bondage event... Apparently the guy shows up at parties like that, too. I wonder if he charges less for a ride home than those bicycle rickshaw guys.
Since Canada is a territory of England (or something... they have Queen Elizabeth on their money), Prince Charles and his new bride felt obliged to make an appearance.
Native Americans are never gay, though they sometimes have "two spirits." Maybe if Tom Cruise phrased it that way, he would feel better about himself.
I just don't know what to say about this guy.
This is some famous Canadian trannie, in the vein of Amanda Lepore, etc. I'm too lazy to Google her. Comment if you know who she is.
What a lady.
The more she sparkles, the more Proud she becomes.
This photo was taken right before she proceeded to make unseemly girations with her pelvis and flick her tongue in and out several times.
She's going straight to heaven. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.
I don't know if this is racist, but Latina drag queens are the hottest. Hands down.
You should have heard the music.
Yes, her hair is made out of telephone cords.
All I saw was her ass, all you see is her ass.
My umbrella did nothing to shade my eyes from her outfit.
The new symbol of Toronto: Condos. I await the septic overflow and endless gridlock.
We love her.
[posted by Frank]