// I had the pleasure of attending this years’ Toronto Pride Gala & Awards ceremony on June 30th. Pride Toronto’s 30th Anniversary kicked off with a red carpet entrance into a gala dinner, followed by entertainment that included: Ashley MacIsaac, Miss Conception (hilarious), Trey Anthony, Saidah Baba Talibah, Georgie Girl and many more. Pride Toronto Award recipients went out to Robert Sirman (Arts and Culture), Neill Kernohan (Human Rights), Kyle Rae (Lifetime Achievement), and PRIDE House (Sports). This is an annual event to start Pride Week in Toronto, created to celebrate the history, diversity, courage and protection of gay communities. It is actually considered to be one of the leading cultural events of its kind in the world with a total economic benefit in 2009 of $136 million. You can check out some of the photos I took on flickr.