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Thousands of people march to Toronto's city center with the transgender community on Friday evening for celebrating the largest LGBT celebration in the world. Toronto Pride's Transgender March begin in the city's historic Gay Village and this march in just an hour made its way through downtown. People of the diverse group were shouting, dancing and celebrating without pause and with full enthusiasm.
The message given by the march was "All you need is love." The event's host and LGBT activist Chaz Bono explained about their surprising experience. The crowd was shouting and so much loving and supporting.
This event was the city's 35th annual Pride celebrations in Toronto. The event celebrated for ten days. And among this 10-day festival's, the Transforming Pride event is largest events. The Transforming Pride event has been a part of Toronto's Pride celebration since 2009.
One rally speaker explained that Pride celebrations create an important, progressive space for gay people including transgendered people. The speaker continued, there are people who exclude some of the most vibrant parts of the LGBT+ community and prevent us from being ourselves. People knowing a transformation is on its way cheered with enthusiasm.
The Transforming Pride event intended to offer a place for Transgender identified people to "rally, stand up and come together in solidarity".
A fantastic performance act is featured in Transgender Pride Rally and march that goes well into the evening. Blocking off streets of the city's historic Gay Village the event began around 7 p.m. The area is also known as Street Fair till the festival is not ended. People who participated in the rally were sharing rainbow flags and cheering as they listened to speakers talk about struggle, community, culture and change in the gay community.
Human rights activist and adult film pioneer Buck Angel hit the stage with second last act, but before that the proud, fun-loving troupe headed down to Yonge-Dundas Square. Buck Angel, the performer proudly declared his identity and sexuality without any hesitation.
Angel shouted, "I'm a man who has a vagina and I'm gonna tell everybody out there," "And it's normal." He summed up by giving the core message, "You can be anything you want. Anything. But there's only one thing you can't be: an asshole."
Cabaret veteran Mx Justin Vivian Bond followed Angel's performance. They belted out classic, jazzy tunes until the show closed.
All in the name of pride, diversity, acceptance and, of course, love people tireless paraded back to The Village as the "Toronto's Times Square" shut down. Then, Pride celebrators just begin a rave night of street dancing at the Pride Street Fair.
There was an active nightlife until early Saturday morning. With sign-making for the Dyke March, Saturday's events kick off. On Sunday, the final day of Toronto's 35th annual Pride celebrations hosted the Toronto Pride Parade. This event draws an estimated 100,000 people.
Positive messages given by the people who participated in the march by different ways.
Everyone in the event has happy faces as they were participating to create a positive impact and enjoyed the rally by meeting new people and dancing.