An Illustrated History of the Toronto Pride Parade

From Operation Soap to present-day transphobia, the knot of power has always been tough to untie

An Illustrated History of the Toronto Pride Parade

Correction: Staff Sergeant Donovan called school boards following a raid in December 1978, and the 1981 raids were conducted on four bathhouses rather than three. Additionally, the number of men arrested in the 1981 raids is closer to 300, not 266. The Walrus regrets the errors.

Frankie Noone
Larissa Diakiw is a writer based out of Toronto. She creates comics and graphic essays as Frankie Noone.

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