This year I marched in the Friday Trans March and the Sunday Pride Parade for the 2016 Toronto Pride festivities. There was increased police presence everywhere because of Orlando (and many cops were in a bad mood because they got no Canada Day long weekend days off).
This was my first Pride with my new voice and my new chest shape. I was SO PROUD to march with other University of Toronto people.
A valued queer friend gave me this blessing after the Parade, which I will treasure:-
I love you just the way you are in all the ways you were, the ways you are, and the ways you will be
Truly, what better goal is there to aspire to?
The front and back of our T-shirts:-