Friday, June 24, 2011

Toronto Pride Week 2011

Hey everyone, sorry for the lack of blog postings lately, but we’re back!
Today, Friday June 24th, marks the start of Pride Week which is one of Toronto’s biggest yearly events. Pride Week relies on acceptance and participation, so it would be beneficial for more people to know why it’s held and how it began. After all, you don’t have to belong to the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) community to support the festivities!
Back in 1981, Toronto’s gay bathhouses were raided by police. In the aftermath of this crackdown, a mass protest started which opposed the decision made by the government to persecute the people of a specific sexual orientation. Regrettably, this was one of the largest mass arrests made in Canadian history. With much celebration, we have come a long way as a country since those times, and the LGBT community is much more accepted than ever before thanks to the dedication of many hard working people for the cause.
Now happening every summer for more than 30 years, the protest that started it all has evolved into a peaceful and fun time when people of the LGBT community can come together and celebrate the accomplishments that have been achieved. It’s a great time to get out and see the city, experience the essence that it offers and have a blast!
If you would like to know more about or take part in any of the events, remember to visit www.pridetoronto.com to see a full listing of times and locations.
We at Aren’t We Naughty would like to congratulate the LGBT community and everyone who supports and takes part in Pride Week for everything that you’ve done. Without you, this week when everyone comes together surely wouldn’t happen.
Most importantly, remember to have fun and be safe! Aren’t We Naughty stores are all LGBT friendly and offer a wide selection of products to enhance your experience this week, so stop by and have a look around!
Until next time!

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