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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Marches In Toronto Pride Parade

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Marches In Toronto Pride Parade

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in Toronto’s Pride parade over the weekend while sporting a rainbow maple leaf on his cheek.

Trudeau was joined by his wife as well as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

“Love is love,” Trudeau wrote in a tweet sharing pictures of the event.

Earlier this month, Trudeau celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month by raising rainbow and transgender flags above Parliament Hill in a touching tribute to his government’s commitment to “equality and equal treatment for all Canadians.”

During the flag raising ceremony, Trudeau promised to tackle the injustices faced by LGBTQ people, adding: “Our government believes in equality and equal treatment for all Canadians. That is why we are moving forward on legislation that makes it possible to erase the convictions of Canadians who were unjustly convicted of a crime – simply for who they were, or who they loved.”

“We will be introducing legislation on this later this year, and further we will acknowledge and apologize for the historical discrimination faced by LGBTQ2 Canadians. We are committed to apologizing in an inclusive and meaningful manner before the end of 2017.”

“I believe that it’s essential to make amends for past wrongs, and not to simply gloss over them. Our government believes in equality and equal treatment for all Canadians. We will passionately defend the rights of all our citizens regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”

“Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are unacceptable. In Canada, we’ve come a long way, but there is still work to be done, both here in Canada and around the world.”

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