Author: Sabrina Rosa



The month of June is Pride Month. Pride is a global movement and celebration that recognizes the history, strength, and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community. Pride month in Ontario is a diverse celebration that brings together millions of people who support the community.  We should take the time to recognize and celebrate the diversity of the community.


Ontario has done a lot to raise awareness of the LGBT+ rights, especially during the month of June. This month sheds light on the challenges that persist in this community daily. Prejudice constantly affects the community still. This month is a reminder to people to keep positive, educate themselves, and continue advocacy. As you celebrate this month in Ontario, recognize the progress that has been made and the work that we need to continue to do to make the community feel safe, heard, and included.


Toronto Pride is considered one of the largest pride festivals in the world. Pride Month kicks off with a flag raising ceremony at City Hall and throughout the month of June more events will be taking place, including the Trans March, Dyke March, and the Pride Parade on June 25th. Starting June 23rd, Toronto will hold its annual Pride weekend. You will see lots of bright colours and street events. Drag queens will be holding raves and there will be many DJs at different parties in the city.


This weekend you can find many Drag shows at bars like Crews & Tangos and the Drink. Toronto art institutions will be inviting people for a special Pride celebration. The place you want to be this Pride is The Village on Church Street. So many rainbow events will be happening in that area that you do not want to miss. The official pride parade will be taking place on June 25th from 2 pm to 6 pm. Make sure to get there early to get a good spot. The parade starts on Bloor Street East and Church Street and goes all the way down to Young Dundas Square. If you can’t make it this weekend donate to your local queer charities.


Legal Direct is proud to celebrate the LGBT+ community all year round, and in the month of June.