2005 Toronto Gay Pride Parade

One of North America's largest celebrations of gay culture took over downtown Toronto on Sunday.

Michael Leshner -- one-half of Canada's first officially married gay couple -- reminisced a bit as he walked in the parade.

"You know, when we met 24 years ago ... we started the second Pride. There were like 12 people there," he said, with horns and sirens blaring in the background.

Just recently I had a chance to sit down with Natasha Garda, Co-Chair, and Leon Mar, Media Coordinator of Pride Toronto. Pride Week is the fun and fabulous arts and culture festival that happens in the last week of June each year in Toronto. Pride Week celebrates our diverse sexual and gender identities, histories, cultures, families, friends and lives and has become one of Toronto's biggest festivals and yearly entertainment events.