World Pride Parade Toronto 2014. For the expectant spectator a struggle to occupy and defend a small space along the parade route down Yonge Street. A long wait in the muggy heat, and a bit of disappointment with the show - unless you were prepared, with chairs placed right in front of the fenced in route, and happy to watch whatever was to come. Like the group of elderly Chinese-Canadians that are the focus of this short video. Something to behold they are.
On a critical note, when all the major banks and corporations are eager to sponsor your movement, you have truly arrived. Of course in a global perspective, the LGBT struggle for equality is hardly over. Even if in some places, less courage is required and more public support can be expected, coming out can still have significant social and psychological costs.