Drag Queens, Canada, and Gum


Stride Gum, known as the “Ridiculously Long Lasting Gum,” must really want gay chewers — a new promotion for Stride will feature drag queens performing a dance-off during the Toronto Pride festival.

After dancing in front of a panel of judges at Woody’s bar, one drag queen will be crowned Miss Stride June 21. That queen will win $1,000 and the opportunity to dance the entire Pride Parade route on top of the Stride Gum Uber Bubble Float. The contest is Stride Gum’s way of introducing its new flavor, Uber Bubble, to Toronto’s revelers.