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Toronto Gay Gamers March In Pride

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On Sunday July 3, one million people cheered along to shouts of "Game on!" and dozens of deliciously nerdy gaming catch phrases (my personal favourites were the Smash Bros. crowd chants) as, for the first time ever, Toronto's gay gaming community marched in Pride. Follow along after the jump for a gallery and more on this awesome event.

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Lead by an absolutely kick-ass Roxas, Toronto's GayGamer social and gaming group marched toward the front of the city's mammoth parade, flanked by the LGBT Youthline and thousands of water gun toting onlookers.

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Between the heat and the copious water guns, many marchers opted to bring umbrellas while others, marchers and audience alike, begged to be sprayed.

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The Toronto GayGamers, who met as readers of this site and forums (well, some of them anyway), have been getting together since 2007. For some time now they've had regular monthly meetings with different themes and even prizes, and this year the group decided it was time to make it gay-official: to march in Pride. I've marched with a lot of different groups before, and I must admit - in no sleight to any of them - that the GayGamers drew the most cheers, the most excitement, and the most connection from the crowd I've ever seen, from friends and total strangers alike. Roxas, Pikachu, shirtless Ash, and one gamer's devilishly unique use of a Wiimote were smash hits, and hopefully they will be for years to come.

So congratulations to the men and women of Toronto GayGamers. You made us proud.

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8 Comments

neosaturn said:

That was one amazing weekend and I loved the Roxas cos play from Kingdom hearts go TO Gay Gamers :)

Jeremy Feist said:

Agreed. That Roxas get up was killer, and you guys were awesome. Congrats!

Dusty said:

Yaay! Way to go guys :D

Guy-Sensei said:

I had a great time marching, but I got shot in the face!

... ummm... by a water gun.

... with water.

LOL

Chris said:

Nice!! I Hope to see more of this, and in other countries too!

Vitor said:

Hope the same

Angelo said:

Hi Guys, great shots from Pride, you got a shot of me on the roof top, 4th pic down, the one at the far end LOL.

I got some shots of you guys too if you'd like to check them out let me know.

Angelo

Hal said:

Hey Angelo,

Check out the Toronto Gay Gamers on Facebook. We'd sure all love to see your pics.

Hal

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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