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A Fundraiser for Canadas Only National Leadership Retreat for LGBTTIQQ2SA Youth

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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 14, 2014

WorldPride 2014 announces that k.d. lang and comedian and jazz vocalist Lea DeLaria will perform at the WorldPride Awards Gala, a fundraiser in support of Camp fYrefly. Hosted by Canadian philanthropist Salah Bachir, this event will honour global leadership with the presentation of the WorldPride Awards.

This fundraiser in support of our future leaders will bring international LGBTTIQQ2SA* celebrities and leaders together to honour award recipients who have made a significant global impact towards the advancement and acceptance of LGBT people around the world.

Im proud to be a Canadian because we embrace and celebrate diversity, says k.d. lang. “I will be celebrating WorldPride 2014 in June and Im inviting everyone to join the festivities in Toronto. It is an honor to be part of this international festival that brings people together from around the globe. Let our diverse freak flags fly.”

Hosted at the historic Arcadian Court in downtown Toronto, the gala will support Canadas only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, genderqueer, non-binary, two-spirit, queer, questioning, pansexual, asexual, and allied youth between the ages of 14 and 24. The Camp, which was founded in 2004 by Dr. Andr P. Grace and Dr. Kristopher Wells, is designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become agents for positive change in their schools, families, and communities.

We are so pleased to stand together to honour leaders and future leaders in the LGBT community, says Kate Daniels, WorldPride Gala Co-Chair. This once-in-a-lifetime event helps shine a light on Canadas position in promoting the importance of LGBT rights as human rights.

WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTQQ2SA* communities. Highlighting Canadas continued progress in human rights, WP14TO also celebrates the diversity and dynamism of Toronto, one of the worlds most progressive and livable cities.

For ticket information please email ben(at)pridetoronto(dot)com.

About WorldPride 2014 Toronto and Pride Toronto

WorldPride 2014 Toronto is an international celebration taking place from June 20 29, 2014 that incorporates activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. WorldPride 2014 Toronto is presented by Pride Toronto, producer of Canadas largest annual festival of LGBTTIQQ2SA culture and human rights, under license from InterPride.

Pride Toronto is the not-for-profit organization that hosts the citys Pride Festival, an annual event in downtown Toronto during the last week of June and one of the premier arts and cultural festivals in Canada. It is also one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world with an estimated attendance of over one million people. It celebrates the history, courage, diversity and future of Torontos LGBTTIQQ2SA communities.

*LGBTTIQQ2SA is an abbreviation used to represent a broad array of identities such as, but not limited to, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning, two-spirited, and allies.

For more information visit

Please contact:

Trevor Hampden, Trevor(at)pridetoronto(dot)com

Communications Manager, WorldPride 2014 Toronto

(647) 465-6718

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