Thanks to Derek Forgie, founder of Heterosexuals for Same-Sex Equality, Torontoist didn’t just get to see Toronto’s 29th Annual Pride Parade; we were in it! Marching behind HSSE’s proud banner, we got to look out and see the masses of happy faces lining the parade route from start to finish. They perched on rooftops, dangled out of windows, swung from lampposts, and stood twenty rows deep—all dancing, waving, and cheering. While the crowd was taking photos of us (well, maybe not us specifically, but surely the lovely body-painted topless girls we were with), we turned our camera outwards on them to capture the amazing people who endured the early afternoon downpour to show their support, love, and pride. Happy Pride, everyone.
All photos by Andrew Louis/Torontoist.