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Weekend Pride recap: Montreal, Saint John and Yellowknife

Who made the biggest splash at the Montreal Pride parade this weekend? Well, the city’s grande dame of drag, Mado, soared above the crowd in a basket crane. Watch a clip of parade highlights via YouTube, and check out Mado’s contingent at the 9:20 mark:

 
Last week, we reported on how Montreal queers are keeping Pride political. Also check out Xtra blogger Lina Harper’s highlights of the big day. Our Vancouver blogger Sean Horlor was also in town — he won Tourism Montreal’s “Queer of the Year” contest. Congrats, Sean!
 
On Saturday, queers gathered in Saint John, where the local Pride committee re-formed after a hiatus last year.
 
And on Friday, Yellowknife queers held a Pride event in the parking lot of the Yellowknife Inn. Organizers spoke out against recent actions by the Harper government: removing references to gay rights from the Canadian citizenship guide, denying federal tourism funds to Pride Toronto and killing the Court Challenges Program.  
 
There are still a few big Canadian Pride events to come! Capital Pride in Ottawa kicks off Aug 20 — check out our Ultimate Pride Guide and a full list of Pride events across the country


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