Trudeau to march in Canada's largest Pride parade Sunday

LIVE: Justin Trudeau will march in the Toronto Pride parade Sunday afternoon

As if admitting hordes of Muslim refugees into Canada weren't enough, Trudeau whimsically made a fashion statement by wearing socks featuring the word "Eid" and the crescent moon associated with Islam.

"It's all about how we celebrate the multiple layers of identities that make Canada extraordinary and strong", Trudeau told reporters.

"Trudeau was joined by his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and their children Xavier and Ella-Grace".

Multi-coloured streamers and Canadian flags hung from some balconies along the parade route, and many people watched from rooftops along Yonge Street as the parade went by below.

Parade organizers say that officers are welcome to attend the parade, so long as they don't bring their uniforms, weapons and cruisers along.

"The first Pride Parade in Kingston consisted of about 11 people, and now to see this number of people who come out to march is extremely encouraging", he said.

Their list of demands included the exclusion of any police floats in future parades, more diversity in staffing, the return of a South Asian stage, a commitment for more black ASL interpreters and increased funding, support and autonomy for Black Queer Youth, Blockorama and other community spaces at Pride.




While Trump has refused to march in a Pride parade or even acknowledge Pride Month in any official capacity, Justin Trudeau's participation in the Toronto Pride parade didn't mark the first time a North American leader got into the Pride spirit.

The clash came after the Pride board made the decision to allow uniformed police officers to participate in the parade alongside others in the LGBT community.

On Sunday, members and allies of the LGBTQ community marched in Pride parades across the world to show their enthusiastic support for gay rights.

"I'm trying to speak out honest to God to try to save it and to really find a real way forward for this community", she said. Later, Toni Marie Preston cried out in a hoarse voice that, "Black trans lives matter". "I try to march every year if we're in Chicago". June is generally recognised as Pride Month throughout the US thanks to a police raid that occurred on the morning of June 28, 1969, at a gay bar called the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City.

"I'm here to represent gay love", Little said. "They accept me for who I am and what I am, and that's what I'm proud of".

This isn't the first time that fashion dandy Justin Trudeau has skirted attention away from important events with his sock fashion.

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