The Toronto Pride Parade 2016 capped off an unprecedented month-plus long event… and is that Justin Trudeau?
With Orlando still in the collective consciousness, a number of floats commemorated the lives lost in Florida.
Go on and wave the transgender flag!
This is history right here, folks. You knew it was coming because of the large police presence in front of (and to the sides and back) of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
I love how he’s looking right at me!
When the sign just isn’t enough, adapt it!
Sexy guys and short shorts and six packs… oh, and the whistles were pretty common as well.
After awhile, you stop caring about what gender someone is… and whether they can dance or not…
I would’ve loved to hear the story behind this one. Parents were not immediately obvious, though I’m confident someone was on the route with her…
A full-on legion of cheerleaders… almost all of which seemed to fit in the fortysomething and up crowd. Awesome fitness.
It just isn’t Pride if there aren’t colorful costumes on display…
Naughty librarians, anyone?
With a temperature that peaked at 28 C (82 F), but felt several degrees warmer in the sun, the water guns are welcomed… except when you’re holding a camera!
Take a good long look at my mother-f$&!ing boat!
Look closely at the bra – and then appreciate the overall plant theme.
If I must get old, may I still rock the feather boas as well as these two gents.
Love the red feather tips.
With plenty of nationalities represented, it’s a perfect chance to bust some stereotypes.
It may be Canada, but there are some fairly… strong… opinions about this one.
Just riffing… and headbanging…
Why stand on a float when you can be the float?
Let’s face it: Guys can be Sailor Moon too.
Wins the award for best wings.
Wins the award for… you’re not still reading these, are you? Keep scrolling!
Might not be ready to be out quite yet… but the full-body suits are still fun.
The leather lovers were just a few stops behind the vegetarians… and that’s MISTER Iowa to you!
This one is cropped to keep things SFW. Yep, his foreskin is still there. (Also not pictured: a few sets of boobs throughout the parade and more than a few penises courtesy of a naturist club. You’re welcome.)
The members of a water polo team, proving their fitness outside of the water as well.
A rugby team putting up a demonstration.
After nearly four hours (which included a few pauses), the parade finally came to an end… but like most Pride parades around the world, the parade takes you right to the after party site:
Drag queens and kings was the promise, though shortly after I arrived, Rupaul made his way to the stage:
He spoke about family and how the people here are your family….which soon gave way to a DJ and the techno beats you know and love.
Great job to the Pride Parade directors, coordinators, volunteers, and everyone else that made it happen.
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