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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

Pride and Prejudice

Amy Gottlieb tells Mary Breen about her memories of Pride Day 1981, protesting the bath house raids


It’s getting to be that time of year – queer or straight, people will be busting out the rainbow garb and glitter. Toronto hotels and restaurants will once again be overflowing with post-pandemic Pride tourists, and companies will flaunt their allyship with sponsored window displays, floats, and advertising. It’s been a good fifty years since Canada’s first Pride events. They were mostly small-scale social gatherings or political protests where the gay community (as it was then... Read more