Torontonians have been shaken by these murders and shocked that their city may have housed another serial murderer.
A large group of Torontonians arrived bundled in layers of clothing Tuesday night at Barbara Hall Park in the heart of the city’s gay district for a vigil of solidarity with the city’s LGBTQ community, and to remember the lives taken by an alleged serial killer. Many participants sported white kerchiefs tied around their arms with the words: love, heal, resist and rise.
One of Toronto’s best-known drag queens says Thursday’s arrest of a suspect in the murders of two gay Toronto men, with possibly other victims yet to be named, would not have happened without the LGBTQ community’s persistent pressure on Toronto police to solve these cases. Matt Coccia, who performs as Katinka Kature, was reacting to the announcement of murder charges against Bruce McArthur, 66, a self employed landscaper.
Thousands plan to join the anti-Trump protest on Saturday in downtown Toronto, according to the rally’s Facebook page.
Ken Wood realizes lawn bowling is competitive. But for him, it’s not about winning.
“I’m not athletic,” he said. “This is about as much athleticism as I’ll get.”
Summer may be gone, but the beautiful weather keeps beckoning East Yorkers to the Cosburn Lawn Bowling Club.
Staceyann Chin remembered how she was violated. “(He) pushes me against and wall and slides his hand all the way up in my dress. I’m so shocked that I can’t move my mouth to say anything,” recalled Chin, reciting from her memoir, The Other Side of Paradise. Because she was a child at the time, Chin said, her accusation was never taken seriously.
Toronto’s LGBTQ community urged to make sure the next mayor supports gay rights, marriages, and walks in the Pride parade among other issues.