Saturday, June 24, 2006


I usually miss the boat when it comes to civic festivals. And I don't feel very connected to the "gay community". But Pride is different for me. I actually get happy about it and although I know some of my friends are cynical and avoid it, I still find Pride Week to be beautiful. We are so lucky to live in a place where a homo celebration is a tradition that involves 1 million people, is sponsored by all levels of government and that the entire community has embraced. As I will demonstrate below, this makes me horny about life.

I love that I live in a city that I can comfortably kiss the Boyf in any part of the downtown and many parts of the suburbs. I love that homophobia is a social no-no now. I love that Pride has become an event for all Torontonians and that they look forward to it. I love that I can get hammered and run around kissing hundreds of men that are all happy and comfortable and safe and hot. I love that there are three Prides happening this year: on the east-side, in the west-end and downtown. I love that Pride has become a celebration because we have nothing serious to protest about domestically but I hate that there are places in the world where being a homo is still dangerous or difficult. But... again... I love that we have hundreds of thousands of people on the street showing the world that tolerance and equality is right and fun and that two faggots getting married does not change anything except their lives. I love living in a city where no hotel clerk bats an eyelash at two guys checking in for one bed. I love cheering for P-FLAG and seeing grannies at the parade with their lesbo granddaughters prancing around topless and pierced. And I love being queer and having no follow-up questions asked that require me to justify me existence. This city has come a long way since I was a teenager and it is likely the gayest city ever and I love it for that.

Toronto, sometimes I want to hump and french you.


At 2:16 AM, Anonymous Niko said...

You and me both :-)

I can't wait till I can get up there and enjoy some of that Canadian mojo!

Happy Pride!

At 4:24 PM, Blogger PDD said...

Happy Pride!!!!

Umm... I want to morph into a homo. That's right, I understand that would have to make my vagina go away and be replaced with a penis. I have a magic wand, but it's in the shop being repaired. Is there anyway you can help me morph?

You guys have far more fun then us straight weirdos. Seriously, I was just thinking how weird straight people can be, including myself. I don't say this as a ha ha, I say this seriously.

I think I am going to email you with a little of why...

At 10:29 PM, Blogger gito said...

I like your point, I've never been near a drag queen or to say a parade in my life! We are so looking forward to see Toronto and all the things it has! Take care... Gito&Juan

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Genet said...

Thanks Gito + Juan! I hope that you enjoy the city! Let me know if you need any tips or anything.


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