VOL. 26 NO.
MONDAY, JUNE 30,
Hundreds of thousands
By AARON SANDS
It was a gay affair -- not that
there's anything wrong with that.
Colorful sparkles, bubbles, and
condoms floated through the air as downtown Toronto turned
into a mystical land of outrageous naked sexual pride
yesterday for the city's annual Gay Pride Day parade.
Hundreds of thousands of people
turned out for the event. Metro Police last night said they
didn't have a crowd estimate.
Sweltering onlookers crowded on
sidewalks, rooftops, telephone
booths and spilled out of building
windows to catch a glimpse of the summer's strangest
One group of 10 bottomless men
flaunted their nakedness in front of children watching from
"I'm topless from the knees up,
that's the way I look at it," said Jim, of San Diego,
Calif., who wore nothing but a studded dog collar and cowboy
boots. "I'm from the land of the free, home of the brave and
I'm here to be freer and braver than I can be back
How dare they confuse us with
those leather perverts???
[Note to the humor impaired: the line above is a
joke. Don't take us seriously.]
Here's a fairly homophobic
letter to the
editor about the parade.
Here's a lawyer's letter to the
editor saying what we did was
Another quality page linked to Jim's
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