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PHOTOS: WorldPride in Toronto — The Grandest of Them All

The pictures tell the story: a day full of pride and joy and support. Toronto is the fourth city to host a WorldPride festival since they started in 2000. Events have also been held in Rome, Jerusalem, and London.

Thanks to Alain Sojourner for many of the photos here.

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So hot that hunky firemen needed to cool down the crowd. Squirt me! Squirt me!

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An enormous crowd filled the streets to capacity.

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Hold on to that rail, boys, this float's picking up speed.

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Supporting our LGBT friends in Russia.

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Christians being really Christian.

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Rugby can be played anywhere, even in the middle of a busy parade.

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Awesomely crafted banner, ladies.

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Beware of Trojans bearing gifts. No, wait, that's not it.

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A+ for a coordinated theme.

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Hey, what're you looking at?

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Who knew talking to high school kids about homophobia could be so much fun?

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The folks at Amnesty International have the right idea.

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Parades are not serious affairs. Thank goodness.


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See you in Madrid!

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Somebody hose those bears down — they are too hot!

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First time on a float? It's fun, huh?

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A happy couple in the parade.

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Very cool to have a group representing Iran.

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The gorgeous ladies of WorldPride.

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WorldAbPride 2014.

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Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne, the first openly gay premier of the province, waves as she marches.

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Underwear is considered perfectly appropriate WorldPride wear.

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Invoking local politics, an impersonator of Toronto mayor Rob Ford takes a toke from a "crack pipe."

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Fly, WorldPride bird, fly!

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Enthusiastic parade supporters enliven the day.

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Pretty in pink.

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Pretty as a peacock.

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Time for another official hose-down.

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Mom! I told you and your friend to stay home!

Tags: Pride, World
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