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June has arrived and with it the sunny patios, beach days and balmy evenings that make summer so magical. For 2SLGBTQIA+ Canadians, it also means Pride Month is here — a time of the year where we make a special effort to celebrate our Queer friends, family and selves with parades, parties, educational events and more.

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If there's one thing for certain, it's that dating is hard. Oh yeah, relationships are hard and it definitely doesn't help when half the world population looks down on your relationship with someone of the same gender as you. Yup, we all know the struggle but nobody knows it anymore than an LGTBQ couple. Dating in Toronto in 2016 is definitely a lot easier than it was 10 years ago but nonetheless there are still so many issues revolving around LGTBQ relationships to this day in many parts of the world.

Here are a few struggles that all LGTBQ couples know way too well

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Toronto pride is officially underway and the gays are rejoicing for it is the most wonderful time of the year. If it's your first pride, you're in for an alarmingly fun weekend full of dancing, celebrating and ki'ki-ing. Consider this list fair warning. At pride, anything goes. Here are a few things that will definitely happen to you.

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Pride is one of the most fun, educational and entertaining things you will ever experience in Toronto. With hundreds of stage shows, parties, performances, and events, however, it can be a bit overwhelming to those looking to attend for the first time. So, we've put together a little Pride 2016 guide so you can organize your week accordingly.

Essentially Pride Weekend events need to be divided to be conquered. All in all, there are a number of festivals and fairs within Pride, of which you should try to at least attend one of each in order to get the most out of your pride weekend.

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Toronto is pretty amazing, not only has it been named the most diverse and multicultural city in the world but it also boasts the title of the safest large metropolitan area in North America. In addition to it's many titles, we'd like to add another distinction to Toronto's distinguished list of awards, Most LGBTQ Friendly City.

As citizens of a city that is extremely progressive and accepting, we often take our opportunities and our privileges for granted. LGBTQ residents of Toronto can for a large part live normal fulfilling lives free from outright hostility, prejudice, danger and/or fear of discrimination and violence, something that our brothers and sisters across the world may not be so lucky to experience. As far as Toronto has come however, there is still a long way to go. Inequality, prejudice and discrimination still do exist in our city, which makes Toronto's LGBTQ initiatives all the more important, relevant and essential. In honour of pride month, here is a list of reasons why Toronto is the most LGBTQ friendly city.

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