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Show Your Pride!

June 20, 2013 | Soheli | Comments (0)

This year we celebrate Pride beginning tomorrow, June 21 to June 30, with the annual Pride Parade taking place on Sunday, June 30th at 2 PM, starting at Bloor St E and Church St in downtown Toronto.

Although the Pride Parade tends to take centre stage, don't forget that there are many events going on throughout the city celebrating LGBT issues.

On June 21st, in Scarborough, East Metro Youth Services will be hosting a Pride BBQ for all ages. It starts at 4 PM, so if you're in the Cedarbrae area, be sure not to miss it!

We've also got a new booklist up to celebrate new fiction and non-fiction works, including the latest book from author Shyam Selvadurai, who also wrote the memorable Funny Boy (still relevant after almost 20 years!) and Cinnamon Gardens, both featuring a young, gay character against the backdrop of upheaval in Sri Lanka.

If you step into the Cedarbrae Branch, be sure to check out our Pride book display, highlighting books for children, teens and adults and selected by our librarians.

If you're looking for great books for kids that talk about LGBT families and issues in fun and informative ways, check out our Rainbow Families board on Pinterest for more ideas.

If you're wandering around downtown (near Yonge/Bloor), you can always pop by the Yorkville Branch, that houses a pretty large LGBT collection, with new items of interest displayed prominently.

Happy Pride, Toronto!




Welcome! This blog is written by the Cedarbrae Library staff and we want it to become a place where you can find out what's going on in the branch and in the community. But not just that - we plan to write about all things we might find interesting.