With over 1.2 million people estimated to be in attendance this year, Pride Toronto kicked-off last weekend and concludes today. The annual Festival celebrating history, courage, diversity and future for the LGBTQ Community sees its Marquee event tomorrow, the annual Pride Parade, take place for the 41st consecutive year. Click here to view the Route.
Always a big draw to the Festival, Musical Talent this year includes En Vogue, Carol Pope, Diamond Rings, Anjulie, KAY, Diana King and Carmen Electra. The latter, whose eclectic talents include Writing, Acting, Modelling, Dancing and Singing too, performed original material tonight on the South Stage at Church x Carlton. Many don’t realize that Electra actually recorded a debut Disc back in 1993, produced by none other than Prince, and only recently returned to her roots. Sporting an edgy Electro/Hip-Hop/Dance Sound, Electra electrified on-stage even if her performance was brief with Tracks like Bigger D*ck and I Like it Loud, with the help of two Backing Dancers.
Upon leaving the Venue, Electra was nice enough to stop for a quick Snap (thanks so much to Reader Jay Stoney for taking it!), even offering to take more Photos with Fans before her Entourage shut it down, leaving a couple Fans disappointed.
For those curious about Electra’s sound, check out latest Single, I Like it Loud below:
See our Snap:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong | Video credit: Citrusonic Stereophonic & Bill Hamel)
Toronto as you might know, is hosting WorldPride 2014 – deemed an international Celebration incorporating Activism, Education, History and Culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA Communities. The dates for the Festivities have been confirmed to take place between June 20 to 29, 2014.
On the newly-confirmed dates, Pride Toronto Co-Chair Luke Amona says, “In the interest of good planning, the new dates ensure Toronto is capable of accommodating the predicted influx in tourism for WorldPride 2014.”.
In addition to these dates being confirmed, the Theme of the Celebration has been unveiled as Rise Up!. Yes, as in the 1983 Hit from Toronto Band, Parachute Club. Although a Teaser Video was leaked yesterday featuring the Song, Pride Toronto stated that they will in the next few weeks be releasing a new exciting Logo and official Teaser.
In Toronto Magazine, TD Bank and Pride Toronto hosted a Gala for WorldPride 2014 last night with a Toronto Gay Who`s Who in attendance, while in addition to the spirit of Pride, gathered for the chiseled Go-Go Boys, Cocktails and Daniel et Daniel Catering.
How could I not resist getting a Souvenir from the Festivities?