Rising up at World Pride in Toronto

LGBTQ communities from around the globe converged on Toronto, host city of World Pride 2014. Toronto is the first North American city to host the international event and this year’s theme was Rise Up. The Sunday parade, which is normally quite lengthy, lasted an astonishing 6 hours. Hot and sweaty Pride revelers were treated to a rain shower later in the evening that produced a double rainbow over The Village. It was a magical and fitting closing ceremony to cap off a week’s worth of festivities.