June 29, 2008

Happy Pride

It's Pride Week here in Toronto, and it all culminates today in a huge parade downtown. The Toronto Pride Parade is massive, and there's no fun like it anywhere. Where else can you see the Mayor, the Chief of Police and Politicians from all Political parties walking side by side with GLBT&Q folk of all ages and stripes? It's a living expression of the ethic once stated by one of our Prime Ministers, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, who famously said "the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation." I go to pride most every year and I think you can get rainbow everything there (and I mean *everthing*) with the exception of yarn.

If you're feeling a little pride today, and you'd like to express it in a woolly way, I've done some homework for you.

Regia Nation colour 5399 - Carodan farms has it here.

Blue Moon Fiber Arts "Pride"

"Rainbow Earth" from the Yarn Cafe.

Lorna's Laces "Rainbow"

Painted Tiger superwash worsted "Rainbow"

Trekking #52

Kauni EQ (of course)

Knitivity's rainbow Pride packs.

Knitspirations "Pride"

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.
~Francis Maude

I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
~Paul Newman

As long as society is anti-gay, then it will seem like being gay is anti-social.
~Joseph Francis

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.”
~ Ivan Panin

Posted by Stephanie at June 29, 2008 1:47 PM