Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a Roman Catholic, to Become First World Leader to March In Gay Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

Canada’s Justin Trudeau will become one of the first world leaders to take part in a gay pride march, organisers of the Toronto event have announced.

Mr Trudeau will march in the 3 July parade alongside the city’s mayor and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the first lesbian premier in Canada.

The newly elected leader tweeted: “Very much looking forward to being there again, this time as PM. #PrideTO.”

Organisers say gay Syrian refugees will also take part, Canadian Press reports.

“[It’s] big news in Canada but big news around the world,” Pride Toronto’s executive director Mathieu Chantelois told BuzzFeed Canada.

“Not only because he is probably the sexiest politician alive but also because there has never been a leader of a country to walk in a parade, at least not that we know of.”

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