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Nigerians Steal the Show at Canada Pride Parade

ByAdekunle Seyi

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of June 2019, the street of downtown in Toronto Canada was crowded for the Toronto annual Pride Parade festival. The parade that took place during that weekend has wrapped up for another year.

Toronto pride parade Photo
Revellers pose for a photo with police officers at the annual Pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

According to the urbanities in Toronto, the Pride Parade is one of the largest in North America with an estimated crowd of one million people. Its activities normally take place once in a year in downtown Toronto city of Canada through as across major cities like Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin, London, Madrid and Barcelona and were climaxed by the parade.

Toronto Gay Parade

The pride Toronto is Not-for-profit organization that supports the queer communities of the city and beyond, they work to ensure equal rights and representation for every person to diverse sexual and gender identities, the annual pride Toronto festival is a central rally pointed to inviting community people coming together to celebrate what they have accomplished and to pursue what still needs to be done, through this programming, outreach and undeniable presence, they let people know that they are not alone. They create a space for both the current and next generation to express who they truly are.

Gay Parade

Celebrating 50 years of global marches,thousands of people marched tall and proud in one of the largest pride paradesin North-America with over 200 groups joining together for the event.

It is normally celebrated in festival way where group of people come together, crowds fill the streets chanting the songs of victory over the oppression of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Pride Parade

The political eminent personnel like thePrime-Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Toronto Mayor, John Tory alongside theMinister of foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland also participated in the prideparade celebration, marching through Bloor/Church Street in downtown TorontoCanada and were also made headlines when they took part in the march onSaturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd of June 2019 in the 39thannual pride parade.

This year’s festivities concluded with the epic capstone parade which featured amazing colourful marches, music costumes and plenty of fun.

Gay Parade
Gay Parade

Just after a week, Nigerians have left in shock by the news coming from pride parade rally, a numbers of pictures and videos were shared among the social media especially Facebook and Twitter, some substantial number of Nigerian faces who has been alleged, announced and declared missing for involving in bisexual activities during their stay in Nigeria were also spotted in the midst of crowds of people during the pride parade celebration in downtown city of Toronto Canada on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2019. Some of them even took pictures with friends, Toronto citizenry and many others which were later posted on the social media that threw their friends and family in Nigeria into a frenzy because Nigeria is a very homophobic country.

Canada Pride Parade
Canada Pride Parade

The Pride Toronto is Not- for –profitorganization that supports the queer communities of the city and beyond, theywork to ensure equal rights and representation for every person to diversesexual and gender identities, the annual Pride Toronto festival is a centralrallying pointed to inviting community people coming together to celebrate whatthey have accomplished and to pursue what still needs to be done, through thisprogramming, outreach and undeniable presence, they let people know that theyare not alone, they create a space for both the current next generation toexpress who they truly are. Making decriminalization of homosexuality in theworld, re-committing the community to a better and safer future for all LGBTQpeople.

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