From June 20th-June 29th, Toronto celebrated World Pride 2014, welcoming LGBTQ+ communities from all over the world! Oasis Aqualounge participated in this historical summer event through a variety of colorful, liberated and sexually charged events spanning from June 22nd-June 29th. These parties celebrated the spirit of diversity and unity, while breaking attendance records throughout the entire weekend! It was an unbelievable ride. Highlights from the week include:
Sapphic Aquatica on Sunday June 22nd: organized and hosted by Miss F, Sapphic Aquatica was an official Affiliate Event of World Pride 2014. This event included DJ Cozmic Cat, a live musical performance by Serendipity Twenty Four Blues, burlesque by Amber Frost, a kink demonstration by Ms Leather Toronto/Ms. International Leather and a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad. Sapphic Aquatica is an event that is exclusively for women/trans people and will be returning on Sunday September 28th.
Trans March and Spectator Sex on Friday June 27th: valued guests and Oasis staff marched together in the annual Trans March on Friday June 27th and then came together our sexy monthly feature, Spectator Sex! This event is for women/couples who who enjoy having sex in front of an appreciative audience. The next Spectator Sex event is Friday July 25th!
Beats, Babes and BBQ/ Pride Party on Saturday June 28th: Miss F organized and hosted ‘Beats, Babes and BBQ,’ an afternoon feature that welcomed women, couples and especially queer women who attended the annual Dyke March, which began in Allan Gardens. Special guest DJ NIX was on the decks, spinning sexy hip hop and house music that had the busy crowd moving, swimming and sexin’! Representatives from The Everything To Do With Sex Show were present and helped facilitate a fun game of Naked Twister, while providing fantastic prizes and giveaways. In the evening, Fionna Flauntit hosted an exciting Pride Party which encouraged guests to wear their brightest and most creative rainbow colors. With an extended liquor license which allowed alcohol to be served until 4:00am, this party went until the wee hours of the morning!
World Pride March and ‘Through The Looking Glass’ on Sunday June 29th: Oasis Aqualounge participated in one the biggest spectacles ever seen in Toronto-the World Pride March! Naked beauties and owner Jana Matthews danced on the back of the Oasis Aqualounge ‘shower truck,’ while a bevy of volunteer and staff marchers joined us in the streets! An estimated 2 million people from all over the world filled the streets of downtown Toronto and celebrated the diversity of LGBTQ+ communities and supportive local businesses. In the evening, Esther DeVille and Blair Ryder hosted ‘Through The Looking Glass,’-an event that brought together a variety of performers that paid homage to the characters in ‘Alice in Wonderland!’ This event welcomed all genders/identities and sexual orientations with the offering of one gender free price and was attended by both local and out-of-town guests.
A special thank you to all of our guests who attended our events and/or supported our presence in the World Pride March on Sunday June 29th.