Justin Trudeau announces he’ll be first Canadian PM to march in a gay pride parade

The parade has been known to include male frontal nudity, in contravention of Canadian law.
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau waves towards the audience during the Pride Parade on June 30, 2013 in Toronto. arindambanerjee /
Pete Baklinski By Pete Baklinski

Pete Baklinski By Pete Baklinski

TORONTO, February 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- Justin Trudeau has announced that he will be the first prime minister in Canada to march in a homosexual “pride” parade. 


Very much looking forward to being there again, this time as PM. #PrideTO J’ai très hâte d’y participer à nouveau, cette fois en tant que PM.

Posted by Justin Trudeau on Monday, February 22, 2016

The event, planned for July 3, has been known to include male frontal nudity — in contravention of public decency laws — and sexual elements including mock sex acts, sexual bondage, and sadomasochism. The theme for this year’s event is “belonging and inclusion.”

READ: Heartbreaking photo: Young girl covers her eyes as nude men walk past during Toronto Gay Pride Parade

In 2014 Xtra’s managing editor Danny Glenwright defended nudity at Toronto’s annual Pride parade as par for the course of expanding gay rights, writing, “It’s what we do with our naked bodies that kept us gays down for so long.”

Marching along with Trudeau will be Ontario’s lesbian Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory, reported the Canadian Press.

In 2013, Trudeau marched in the Toronto Pride parade with Ben Levin one week prior to the province’s former Deputy Minister of Education being arrested and later convicted for making and distributing child pornography.

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