Meet the candidates for Pride Toronto’s board

Six candidates vie for five open seats

With a successful (albeit rainy) celebration all wrapped up, Pride Toronto is preparing for another season of parties and parades. But before the planning can begin, it will host its annual general meeting on Oct 22, 2015, where members will vote in five new board members. Six people have thrown their hat into the ring.

Who are they? Let’s find out.

Biko Beauttah

This Kenyan-born woman is a trans activist, a champion of refugee and sexual minority rights, a designer, and a straight up glamazon. Biko moved to Canada in 2006, seeking asylum from her home country, where being LGBT is considered a crime. She is the current trans persons and women representative of George Brown College, where she majors in jewelry arts.

(Editor’s note: Since Phil Villeneuve announced his candidacy for Pride Toronto’s board, he is no longer involved in any Daily Xtra editorial matters, decisions or coverage related to Pride Toronto.)

(Pride Toronto’s annual general meeting is on Thursday, Oct 22, 2015.)


Andrew was formerly the associate editor for Daily Xtra.

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