The World Pride 2014 event was held in Toronto, Ontario, during the end of June with an elaborate opening ceremony; international human rights conference; networking and social events. The gay community also celebrated Canada Day and Independence Day celebrations. Also, an exhibition commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots was organized.
According to media reports, in many cities in the
West, the event of Gay Pride Parade was held on June 29. Reportedly,
at least a million people attended the 44th Gay Pride Parade on June
29 in New York City. The marchers carried red-white-and-blue and
rainbow colour flags and wore mostly rainbow neckerchiefs.
Also, the biggest ever Pride Parade march was held
in London that passed through Oxford Street and Regent Street to
terminate as rally and concert at Trafalgar Square, calling for
'love, respect and tolerance' for the gay community around the
Pride parades, held in June in many parts of the
world by the gay community every year, are events celebrating
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture and pride,
which asserts for equal legal rights such as same-sex marriage.
Gail Collins had once rightly said, "Gay rights
are just a matter of time. Look at the polls. Worrying about gay
marriage, let alone gay civil unions or gay employment rights is a
middle-age issue. Young people just can't see the problem. At worst,
gays are going to win this one just by waiting until the opposition
Many straight people think that if they talked
abouted gay rights, they will be seen gays and shunned by the
straight ones. But Scott Fujita claims, "Just because I'm in
favor of gay rights doesn't mean that I'm gay or doesn't mean I'm
some kind of 'sissy' or something. That's the language that you hear
in locker rooms."