DESTRA TAKES ‘LUCY’ TO TORONTO PRIDE
pre-Emancipation Jamaica. She was made a National Hero in 1976
Sacred Mountain, Episodes in Soca star Destra Garcia made history as the first soca artiste to perform at Toronto Pride on Sunday, June 29. Garcia was billed to perform at the Blockorama stage as well as participate in the event’s Pride Parade. The annual LGBTTI2QQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transexual, intersex, twospirited, queer and questioning) festival is held in June each year and is considered to be one of the largest gay pride festivals in the world and is more than 25 years old.
Garcia was asked if she had any concerns about performing at Toronto Pride, since it was an LGBT event, given the perceptions of homosexuality in TT. She replied “No none whatsoever. I have a lot of fans across the board. I don’t see colour, creed or sexuality.”
“I am the first soca singer at any of the stages at Pride . . . they want me to sing ‘Lucy’,” Garcia said of her hit from this year’s Carnival.