Friday, June 20, 2014

World Pride 2014

2014 Worldpride Festival Map

Good day!  Today is not only Friday, and absolutely gorgeous weather here in Toronto, it is also the beginning or World Pride 2014, and our fair city is hosting it this year!

There are all sorts of fun and exciting events and activities, so if you live in the area, or have the opportunity to come, be sure to get in on the action.

I am very proud of Canada for being a leader in human rights for the LGBTQ community...that being said, we can still do better even here.  But I was very distressed to read an article in this week's Grid Magazine, about the horrendous conditions for LGBTQ folks in other parts of the world.

It is shocking and appalling how much hatred still exists.  I really hope one day we can end it.  It sickens me.  But this week it is all about hope, love, tolerance and understanding, and I hope the world can build on this and be a better place for our children.  Everyone should feel free to be themselves and to love whomever they want.  Anything else is unacceptable.

Well, we've got a weekend of playdates, a birthday party, swim lessons, and Adam has book club.  Tonight is the girls' school's Spring Fling fundraiser.  I have volunteered to lead a family fitness session.  That should be fun.  Big A says she is going to participate, but Little A stubbornly told me she will not be doing it, as yoga is the only exercise class she likes to do.  Oh well, yoga's good too!

Have a happy, healthy weekend. Peace out!!

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