It was 45°C today in Toronto when you factored in the humidex! Forty-five degrees. I can’t count that high let alone imagine it this warm. But it was!
For reference sake, that’s like hotter than hell! Humidity sucks! It is the bane of Toronto in the summer. Toronto Life magazine recently had a fascinating article about what Toronto will be like as global warming continues its evil ways, and which paints a very ugly picture for us all come 2020. If you think today was nasty, just wait! …..
OMG, so what’s a lad to do? Well, bugger off and spend the day in the cooling comfort of Toronto Island of course, which is exactly what I did.
And blessed bloody amen for that!
I know I am in a minority here but witness below the news coverage found in Monday’s National Post (page A7) on Pride. Now I know one picture, in one newspaper with one short byline does not sum up the encompassing week of good deeds, activities and events that Pride is, but here is the image portrayed as a summation of the week to Torontonians.
How coverage like this does anything to move gay rights forward is utterly beyond me. I am certainly not blaming the Post, their coverage has been good over the week. However, as a community we must step back and look critically at the cost/benefit (read: harm/good) the Pride Parade provides us. We must do this with fresh, modern eyes. And in doing so, surely, we must admit it is time to put this antiquated event out to pasture, permanently.