en a much tastier “big apple”
watch, new york! there’s many tings you can learn….
St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Canadian Press Published on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 12:08PM EDT
Toronto will host the World Pride event in 2014 after winning a vote among gay delegates at the international InterPride Conference in Florida.
Toronto beat its main rival for the event, Stockholm, on Sunday to win the hosting duties.
Tracey Sandilands, executive director of Pride Toronto, told Toronto television station CP24 that Toronto captured 77 votes to Stockholm’s 61 in the first round of voting, eliminating Stockholm.
But that wasn’t enough for the two-thirds majority needed to win the right to host the political and cultural event, she said.
A second vote of yes or no gave Toronto a 78 per cent endorsement, said Ms. Sandilands.
Pride Toronto officials said that this summer’s Pride Week drew an estimated one million people to Toronto and contributed $136-million to the city’s economy.
”World Pride is going to be about five times bigger,” said Ms. Sandilands.
A delegation of 10 people went to Florida to present Toronto’s bid, including representatives from Pride Toronto, Tourism Toronto and Toronto police.
The Toronto event will be the fourth scheduled World Pride since the event’s inception in Rome in 2000.
World Pride promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues on an international level through parades, festivals, and other cultural activities.
The next one is set for just prior to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, England in 2012.
EN NOW….the work continues. Pride Toronto has alot of revamping to do if it means to honour that title.
This year, I came back to Tdot, specially jus’ for Pride, and I gotta say, I think there were way too many gaps.
en too much empty posturing.
dear pride committee, you’re guilty of token nominations. VICTOR MUKASA & Bill 18….nuff said.
dear Pride Toronto, unfortunately you are not doing nearly enough for WORLD queers & trannies.
you are guilty of commodifaction & exploitation of minorities.
dear p.t, you need fresh, en more revolushunary blood.
this time, next year, you should host a world conference….
dear p.t, this time, you should simply do much more “meaningful” community work.
dear p.t, you’re supposed to be here because of the community, en many communities are here because of mostly other people’s work.
dear PRIDE committee,
we are here to HELP each other.
seek ye first our global human rights!
start with campaigning in response to Bahati’s Bill….
do something more.
we’re watching YOU.
we ain’t holding our breath though…
ain’t agonising so much as organising,
dis revolushUn is (also) LIVE.