Happy Pride, friends of a friend!
All the big official parties are happening next week here in Toronto, but we’re kicking things off with a special event happening this Sunday, June 18th: Pink Market!
Organized by Natalia Manzocco, this queer-focused event has arts and crafts, fashion and literature, and…matchmaking! Yes, we’ll be there along with lots of cute queer folks and allies who create and/or appreciate nice things.
We’re not going there JUST to shop, but it’s part of the draw. There are over 50 vendors with dreamy posters, jewelry, lingerie, fine leather goods… Pride presents are a thing, right? Get something nice for a friend, or for yourself. You deserve those pasties! And you’ll be supporting queer folks with your dollars which is a pretty great thing to do, especially during Pride.
While you’re perusing zines, t-shirts with clever slogans and explicit cross stitches, stop by the Friend of a Friend table to chat with our LGBTQ+ matchmaker Claire and get some free advice, air your dating grievances, and eat candy. The candy is key. Also important: she has some serious membership discounts and a sweet throwback game for a chance to win an LGBTQ+ membership to Friend of a Friend for you or a friend who would love it!
If you can’t make it, drop her a line at FOAFClaire (AT) gmail.com and she’ll set you up with the spoils of this event until June 30th at 11:59 PM EST. That said, she can’t e-mail you candy, so there’s still some solid incentive for showing up in person.
Come by the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West in Toronto) this Sunday, June 18th between 11am and 6pm. The venue is wheelchair accessible with an elevator to check in out both floors of the fair and entry is pay what you can.
To reiterate: we have candy!