Opening Ceremonies June 20 – Nathan Philips Square – 7pm
Energy, pride, anticipation… you can feel it all over the city, from the waterfront to the 401 – the world is coming to Toronto for WorldPride 2014 and Toronto is ready.
The village intersections are painted the proud colors of the rainbow, entertainers are getting ready to rock, excitement levels are sky high and on June 20 we’re going to show the world that this town can throw one wicked party.
This year Shary-An will represent the Netherlands during the WorldPride in Toronto.The openly gay singer is as the only Dutch artist invited by the Pride Toronto organization and the Dutch missions in Canada. Shary-An will perform on Saturday June 28th at Allan Gardens surrounded by international stars as Carly Rae Jepsen and Melissa Etheridge. Read More
TORONTO, ON, June 5, 2014 — Pride Toronto is pleased to announce the city of Toronto has installed rainbow crosswalks on Church street, in the heart of the LGBTTIQQ2SA* village, and positioned 250 WorldPride 2014 banners across the downtown core as a prelude to WorldPride 2014 Toronto.
WorldPride 2014 Toronto launches the #MYWORLDPRIDE Project, inviting the LGBTTIQQ2SA* (LGBTQ) communities from around the world to share their stories of Pride, the movement and their celebrations. Read More
Toronto will have plenty of chances to dance when WorldPride descends from June 20-29. A series of parties will take over the city including the WorldPride Aqua Mega T-Dance, in partnership with Prism. Join the listening party today with the WorldPride Songza playlist or join us in front of the stage as Dragonette, Fefe Dobson and Molly Thomason join Carly Rae Jepsen for MTV’s Pop Goes Pride party. Read More
In recognition of this week’s rainbow flag-raising at City Hall acknowledging the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, WorldPride 2014 Toronto announces:
- the Pride Toronto 2014 International Grand Marshal (IGM) is Georgian human rights activist Anna Rekhviashvili;
- all past IGMs will participate in WorldPride, converging on Toronto in an unprecedented show of support for International Human Rights;
- the release of the preliminary WorldPride Human Rights Conference 2014 (WPHRC14) schedule;
WorldPride 2014 Toronto announces “Pop Goes Pride”, a special presentation by MTV featuring Carly Rae Jepsen. Hosted by MTV’s Lauren Toyota and Phoebe Dykstra, “Pop Goes Pride” will take over TD Wellesley Stage to kick off the WorldPride 2014 Streetfair. Carly Rae Jepsen and a plethora of pop artists will strut their stuff and get the crowd moving in support of WorldPride on Friday, June 27, 2014. Read More
A Fundraiser for Canada's only national leadership retreat for LGBTTIQQ2SA Youth. WorldPride 2014 announces that k.d. lang and comedian and jazz vocalist Lea DeLaria will perform at the WorldPride Awards Gala, a fundraiser in support of Camp fYrefly. Hosted by Canadian philanthropist Salah Bachir, this event will honour global leadership with the presentation of the WorldPride Awards. Read More
WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO) announces JUNO Award winners Tegan and Sara will join the festival in an electrifying performance at the closing ceremonies on June 29, at Yonge-Dundas Square. Read More
Starring: Rufus Wainwright performing with David Byrne, Boy George, Ezra Koenig, Josh Groban, Brennan Hall, Glen Hansard, Steven Page and Andrew Rannells Read More