Top Canadian political leaders are making history in the most fabulous of ways.
For the first time in Toronto’s history, Canada’s prime minster, Ontario’s premier, and the city’s mayor will participate in Pride festivities.
Pride Toronto unveiled today that Justin Trudeau, Kathleen Wynne (along with partner Jane Rounthewaite), and John Tory will attend the festivities on July 3. Trudeau’s participation will make the first time an incumbent prime minister will march in the parade.
Other attendees at this year’s events include Police Chief Mark Saunders, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, 6ix dad @norm, and Black Lives Matter Toronto, who are this year’s honoured group.
The theme of Pride this year is “You Can Sit With Us,” a cheeky take on the ubiquitous Mean Girls quote that celebrates the intersection of diversity and inclusion.
Pride Toronto is also making history with the celebration of Canada’s first Pride Month, beginning June 1.