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person with rainbow face paint, rainbow rimmed sunglasses and a rainbow flag draped over her back

It’s Pride weekend here in Toronto with its many activities including the usual parades.  Yesterday was the Dyke March.

people walking in the dyke march, colourful clothes, floral shorts, polka dot top, sailor hat, flags, beads,

a woman is on another person's shoulders so she's above the crowd walking in the dyke march. She is holding a sign that says happy pride

a mother leans over her young daughter who is sitting in front of her on a bike, Small rainbow flag is on the handlebars

below: As in previous year, the motorcyclists led the parade.

dykes on bikes motorcyclists at the start of the parade, dyke march, at Yonge and Bloor

a small white dog with a little hat on its head, head resting on person's shoulder.

leather pants and belt, with a person's hand on bum (with black fingernails). harness on top with nothing under it, partially bare back

waiting for the dyke march to begin, two people by their motorcycle, one is in leather shorts and has angel wings made of rainbow coloured feathers

laughing women holding up a banner in support of trans people

people walking in the dyke march. one is holding a young girl who is wearing a pink dress, one is bare breasted

torso from the side of a person in a lacy black bra with a large tattoo on upper and lower arm. Upper arm tattoo is a woman's head with the words live deliciously written under it

a volunteer wearing a yellow tshirt stands in the middle of yonge street facing the dyke march parade that has stopped just up the street, people are lining the sidewalks to watch the march

a woman drummer, She is wearing a tshirt that says no a la homofobia. walking in dyke march

a muslim woman in a black head scarf takes pictures on her phone at a dyke march. a woman in a bikini top is clapping as she walks toward the camera

dykes on bikes stop in the parade for a photo op. one woman is topless with a bicycle painted on her chest.

a young woman in the dyke marching is holding up a sign that says Humber, we are proud

two women, in profile, watching the dyke march on yonge street, pink sunglasses

long haired woman holding rainbow flag, wearing sunglasses

a middel aged man in a tie dyed shirt with a big happy face in the middle of it, stands by a police car as he watches the dyke march

a group of people sittingo n the sidewalk on Yonge street as they watch the Dyke March. One woman is topless, two women are on cellphones

people on roller blades at the start of the dyke march. a woman holds a sign that says my pride includes the police

a woman in rainbow scarf, and police hat, holds a sign that says thanks first responders

women in a dyke march, one is holding a sign that says kittens against trump

three women walking together in the dyke march

a young man with a flower garland in his hair (paper flowers)

a couple - one is a purple wig and sunglasses and the other in a straw hat with sparkles glued to her face in the shape of a thin beard

….continued from the previous post

Here is the second sample of the photos that I took at the dyke march yesterday.

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Women walking in the dyke march and carrying banners that they have crocheted.

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A happy looking woman holding up a large rainbow coloured scarf that has a bright red heart in the middle of it
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a group of women marching in the parade with a banner that says Face It, other walkers are holding up signs that say Stop Homophobia and Transphobia
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water play with super soakers, and the crowd behind them is having great fun watching

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cyclists riding in the parade
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A line of walkers in the dyke march including one younger girl who has her head down
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A woman wearing gold shiney shorts with her cellphone tucked into the top of them.  SHe is barebrested but with a large black bicycle drawn across them.

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A woman's bare shoulders exposing a tattoo that says I myself am made entirely of flaws stitched together with good intentions
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The march finally got underway…..

Here is the first  sample of the photos that I took as it passed by.

 A crowd of people are watching the parade from the sidewalk.  Some are sitting on the kerb and some are standing behind.
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Three girls are walking in the parade
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Two women are walking in the parade.  Both are holding signs.   One says End Transmysogyny.  The other says Some Dykes have Dicks.

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A woman, wearing a sash that says Ms. International Leather is running towards the camera.  She is holding a flag that is white and blue.  A few other women are walking behind.  There are crowds lined along the sidewalk.
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In the foreground of the photo is the back of a woman's head.  She has long wavy reddish hair and she is wearing a garland of flowers in her hair.  In the background are motorcycles in the parade.
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A group of men is standing beside the street, watching the parade.  One is using his phone to take a photo.  One is leaning his head back and laughing.
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Two women on a red motorcycle.  The one in front is topless and wearing a black helmet.  She has her fist in the air.
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A crowd is watching the parade from the sidewalk.  Motorcycles are passing by
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A woman with a camera around her neck and carrying a yellow umbrella is walking down the street

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Getting ready, or waiting, for the Dyke March.  Saturday 28th June, from Allan Gardens west to Yonge St then north to Charles St.  It was a very warm and sunny day.

 

two lone photographers stand in a street that has no traffic.  Crowds are on the sidewalks on either side.  They are sitting, waiting for a parade to come past

Carlton street awaits the start of the march.

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Reflection in the round side view mirror of an old school bus that has been painted pink by CUPE.

reflecting on the CUPE bus, painted in pink and flying a pink flag.

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A man is wearing a rainbow flag like a cape, and he has one wrapped around his head like a headband.  He is selling large and small sized rainbow flags.  He is topless otherwise

I bought a flag.
Him: Oh, this is going to be put online?
Me: If it works.

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Two guys are sitting on the sidewalk.  One has dyed his hair yellow and he's carrying a rainbow flag.  The other is resting his chin on his hands, and his elbows on his knees.  He has his rainbow flag draped over his head and he looks very bored.

It was a hot day and the parade was late getting started…….

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A multicoloured bracelet on a wrist.  The bracelet says, Oy Vey I'm Gay.

I spoke briefly to a woman who was wearing this bracelet. One of the women she was with was wearing a sticker that said, “Eat Me, I’m Kosher” but I didn’t take a picture of it.

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detail of a crocheted banner that was made for the duke march

something about gender, details of a crocheted banner that was made to be carried in the march

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A good looking, very fit, man wearing just a pair of pink shorts and a pair of sandals is walking down the street.

pretty in pink

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A lacy umbrella decorated with crocheted 3D breasts in different colours, probably life sized.

custom crocheted umbrella to keep the sun off…. sitting on the grass before the parade

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A black helmet has two lines of pink fringe glued on the top it that make it look like a Mohawk hair cut.  The helmet is sitting on the seat of a black motorcycle.

waiting to ride

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