Vivek Shraya

Toronto Pride Parade 2016 · News

Toronto Pride Parade 2016

posted on 4 July 2016 at 7:17 am

When I was an seventeen-year-old queer in Edmonton, I didn’t understand why queers needed to have a parade. I didn’t understand why anyone would want to publicly celebrate something that was so reviled. As I march today, I am holding in my heart not only that seventeen year old, but the countless trans and queer people whose battles have resulted in the many privileges I have, and those who still regularly face hatred and violence. Your beauty and resistance inspires me to keep fighting and to keep making art that challenges misogyny and racism.

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