When asked about the history of pride, often the first thing that comes to people’s minds are the Stonewall Riots. Canada, however, has it’s own rich history and turning points in the struggle for and eventual celebration of LGBT rights.
The most well known of these are the Toronto raids which lead to riots that turned into what is today, a vibrant pride festival. It was not the only turning point in our history, so we present to you a brief timeline of notable events in the history of Pride in Canada. Our history is expansive and this is not, by any means, a comprehensive list.