Yes, it’s impossible to put aside politics.
But when you go from having a mayor who refused to show up for the Pride Parade to the first ever sitting Prime Minister to walk in it in just two years, it’s hard not to feel like you’re moving in the right direction.
So when Justin Trudeau walked through the streets of Toronto yesterday to celebrate the LGBTQ community, it was a big deal.
Not to mention, Mayor John Tory, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and all three leadership candidates for the federal Conservative Party (Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong and Kellie Leitch) joined him.
It was hot, it was packed, and it was one hell of a celebration.
Waving, walking, dancing, smiling, and just constantly caught with his mouth hanging open in happiness, here are the best pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau making history at yesterday’s Pride March.
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Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau gets splashed with water as he waves a flag while taking part in the annual Pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday, July 3, 2016. It is the first time a sitting prime minister has marched in the parade. 📸: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press #prideTO #pridetoronto #lgbtpride #LGBT #LGBTQA #loveislove
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What a historical moment for Canada! Prime Minister Trudeau walking in the #PrideTO Parade… As a teacher, a child who comes into my classroom should feel safe that he/she can express his/her thoughts with respect and his/her feelings are validated and real. He/She should be able to ask help and support from his/her teacher, parents and community as a whole safely and without ridicule and judgment. No bullying, no snickering, no shaming but only love and understanding for each other and from each other 👏🏽🌹❤️😄
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