I knew that June would be a challenging month. A city move, patterns to complete, a fashion show to pull together, Board Meetings, an Annual General Meeting and Pride outfits to create.
On June 10th I read that one of my heroes had died: Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe. I grew up watching hockey games on TV with my Dad and cheering for the Red Wings instead of my home team, the Maple Leafs.
Two days later, Orlando happened. The numb feeling that was triggered during 9/11, returned, and the sense of urgency seemed to dissipate. I was amazed at how the world came together to mourn, show support and speak out. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence pulled Torontonians together within 24 hours to provide space to grieve, and to hear from some of our political and community leaders.
Toronto, along with the rest of the world, mourns.
These guys weren't the actual firefighters, however they are pretty close (sans the mud)
It has been fascinating to see the event come together. The model selection process is a story in itself. Thanks to the many friends who volunteered to play a role in the event. The magic happens this Tuesday at Urge. Special thanks to Urge for being so generous.
Every year we pull together outfits to march in the Pride Parade. I was going to take a pass this year however the Orlando incident has driven me to pull something together. I came up with an idea and Jamie is running with it. The clocks ticking, and I have all of the confidence in the world that Jamie will be able to pull it together. This year we will be marching along with Casey House and also for those who lost their lives in Orlando.
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