Coming Up - June 23: EU Consulates Celebrating Love And Tolerance at Toronto’s Pride Parade
EU Loves You, © German Consulate Toronto
For the third time, a European delegation led by the Consulates of five European countries (Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden) will take part in the annual Pride Parade in Toronto. This year’s parade is on June 23.
Over 60 European diplomats, consulate employees as well as relatives, community leaders and partners of all ages will join over 150 vehicles and 25-30,000 marchers.
Like Canada, all five countries have made the fight against human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity one of many priorities of their foreign policy. This participation highlights their commitment to fighting stigma and human rights violations experienced by many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around the world.
The European Union stands for progress and openness, and has achieved great results promoting equality on grounds of sexual orientations and gender identity, both at home and internationally. Under the EU banner, the five Consulates will display a united front to promote fundamental rights and values of tolerance and inclusion – commitments and policies that are enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which explicitly prohibits discrimination based sexual orientation.
Pride Parade Toronto
Sunday, June 23, 2019
starting at 12 p.m. at the corner Church/Bloor