World Pride: Drag Queens and Mermaids

This past weekend I had an absolutely fabulous time celebrating World Pride in Toronto!

As an openly bisexual woman it is so important to me to celebrate Pride and show my support as a member of the LGBT community.  I feel empowered being a part of such a humongous group of not just Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans people, but also all the weirdos, freaks, and artistic creative types like myself who were celebrating. It makes me feel like I am part of a much bigger community when I see such vast crowds of like-minded people declaring that they are proud to be who they are.  I was so happy that Toronto got to be the host for World Pride 2014 and I feel lucky to live in this great city where I do feel safe to be openly, genuinely ME!

The party started on Thursday evening.  I lined up early and got into the Starry Night event at the 519 Green Space where I had the pleasure of seeing Ru Paul’s Drag Race’s top 4 Queens from this season, Darienne Lake, Courtney Act, Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio, doing their thing on stage.  On Friday night I joined my friends at Exicted Mental State (aka EMS), the Toronto Rocky Horror cast, at their pride show.  The main event was the parade on Sunday, in which I strutted the parade route in my new self-made mermaid ensemble!

Hanging with my mermaid friend Brittany watching Drag Queens!

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Darienne Lake
A surprise from behind! 😉
Courtney Act
Adore Delano
Courtney Act
Adore Delano
The headliner Bianca Del Rio, she was hilarious!
Hanging with my friend Meryle Trouble before she played Trixie and Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Waiting for the Pride Parade to start on Sunday with Brittany
Ready to celebrate!
I found some beefy Trojan men!
Photo by Moxy Fruvous
Photo by Vanessa Sarges
My gorgeous gal pals!

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