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It was so hard to resist sitting on the mic

Raziel Reid with Glen Callender, photo by James Loewen 

There is a lot about my job at Xtra that I love, but filming the Pride parade, with my amazing producer Robin Perelle and videographer Angelina Cantada for the second year in a row, has become my ultimate favourite. Not only is it fun and outrageous, it also has meaning. A few weeks ago I blogged a Pride parade video from the ‘70s, and it was so interesting to see the gay community of that era in all their self-expression glory. It made me realize how important it is to archive our love so that every future generation can see exactly what we’ve been fighting for.

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