GAY PRIDE 1974

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In 1974 CHAT hosted Gay Pride Week events and GATE held the Gay Pride March. Toronto gay politics being what it was, the CHAT Pride schedule makes no mention of the march but nevertheless they did have a small contingent in it. GATE held its Pride dance at Holy Trinity Church in downtown Toronto, where the first CHAT dances were held in 1971-2.

1974 gay pride march poster

GATE poster

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gay pride march toronto 1974
the GATE/Body Politic storefront office window at 193 Carlton St.

gay pride march toronto 1974
gathering at Allan Gardens before the march; at the left, John Kozachenko with flag, John Wilson, Peter Zorzi with back turned, Ken Popert

gay pride march toronto 1974
gathering at Allan Gardens before the march; ?Walter?

gay pride march toronto 1974
police escort waiting for march to begin, Carlton St.

gay pride march toronto 1974
heading out from Allan Gardens, west along Carlton St.

gay pride march toronto 1974
heading west along Carlton St.; Brian on left smashing sexism, Tom Warner on right in shorts

gay pride march toronto 1974
heading west along Carlton St.; Brian Mossop with End Discrimination placard

gay pride march toronto 1974
heading west along Carlton St.; George Hislop holding CHAT banner on right, Stephanie St. John right beside him

gay pride march toronto 1974
Paul MacDonald holding placard up, on Carlton St. Is that Walter Bruno (Blumenthal) with him?

gay pride march toronto 1974
Carlton St. in front of Maple Leaf Gardens

gay pride march toronto 1974
turning north from College St. onto University Ave.

gay pride march toronto 1974
turning north from College St. onto University Ave.

gay pride march toronto 1974
entering the Queen's Park grounds of the Ontario Legislature

gay pride march toronto 1974
Tom Warner with megaphone on the steps of the Ontario Legislature, George Hislop on extreme left in checked shirt, Clarence Barnes on the bicycle

gay pride march toronto 1974
Ilona on the steps of the Ontario Legislature; ?possibly Walter Bruno with megaphone?

gay pride march toronto 1974
the steps of the Ontario Legislature

gay pride march toronto 1974
the steps of the Ontario Legislature, Ilona with the megaphone

gay pride march toronto 1974
Bob Wolfe of MCC with megaphone on the steps of the Ontario Legislature

gay pride march toronto 1974
Peter Zorzi, the steps of the Ontario Legislature

gay pride march toronto 1974
east along Wellesley, heading back to Allan Gardens; Gerry Hannon on sidewalk with his camera

gay pride march toronto 1974
east along Wellesley, heading back to Allan Gardens

gay pride march toronto 1974
Allan Gardens, the end of the march

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