It’s June, and that means Pride is upon us. This year, Pride Toronto has upped the celebrity quotient significantly with recognizable names like Cyndi Lauper, Chaz Bono, David Furnish, John Waters, and Pussy Riot all participating in some capacity.

As usual, there is plenty of opportunity to party throughout the 10-day festival, and here’s a list of some highly recommended events  for our readers check out.

Sweetness Pride BEACH PARTY – Sunday June 21st

Headlining the event all the way from Tel Aviv will be the circuit king Aron, along with London’s stunning Jodie Harsh and Toronto’s own Jeremy Khamkeo.

Bend It Like Bombay – Friday June 26th

Celebrate with International Grand Marshall, Bollywood superstar and activist Celina Jaitly, and Besharam’s DJ Amita. With tantalizing performances by musicians, activists and fusion dancers such as, Bollywood fusion dancers from Divine Heritage Artistry and Broken Dance Company,

50 Shades of Blu – Friday June 26th

Massive dance party with Sydney Blu, Alyson Calagna, Joel Smye, and more

Drag ON! – Saturday June 27th

Kitty Glitter returns to Pride Toronto all the way from Sydney, Australia. Joining her will be her many drag brothers and sisters, leading up to headliner Bianca Del Rio as you’ve never seen her before! Winner of last year’s RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca Del Rio will take the stage at 7pm to host the evening.

Bear Garden – Saturday June 27th

The night will host incredible international and local entertainment like LA superstar Paulo, Grammy Nominated Dave Audé, Vancouver’s bear-licious Nick Bertossi and Toronto’s cutie Neill MacLeod ft. Sima.

Dirty Disco – Sunday June 28th

Hosted during the day by Miss Raquel, followed by the Juno Award winning MC Flipside in the evening, who will introduce talents such as JELO, Deko-ze, Robb G, Ticky Ty, Jerome Robins and much more.

Pride Toronto happens June 19th to 28th, 2015 throughout the city.

Bryen Dunn, Editor-in-Chief

About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.