April 12, 2013
The City of Toronto has once again told trans Torontonians that they can't march down Yonge Street during Pride celebrations this summer. The announcement was met with outrage at a recent Pride Trans March town-hall event at the Marriott Hotel. Nicki Ward, who has created a Facebook group to gather support for a Yonge Street march, says Pride Toronto (PT) should cancel the official march in protest and throw its support behind trans activists. “When the Trans March is on Church Street, you can barely tell it’s a march. It's invisible. It gets lost in the confusion of Pride festivities,” she says. “[Pride] should go to the city and demand, not ask, that the march be on Yonge.”