Trudeau to march but uniformed police won't be at Pride parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves a flag as he takes part in the annual Pride Parade in Toronto

This did not extend to Toronto police officers, who were reportedly asked not to march in uniform following demands from Black Lives Matter activists in 2016.

Led by an energetic trio of performers propped up on stilts, the parade included over 40 prominent associations, businesses and groups within Kingston. "You don't see many parades like this".

Trudeau even took to Twitter himself to remind his followers of a simple sentiment: "Love is love". "The transgendered, free-spirited, and heterosexual communities are out".

Here are more of the most charming snaps of Trudeau at the 2017 Toronto Pride parade to make your day a little brighter.

Toronto's Pride parade got a boost of celebrity when Canada's own prime minister showed up to show his support. Eid coincided with Toronto's Pride parade on Sunday.

"There's lots of younger kids and it's wonderful".

"A lot of it is due to the work we're doing in schools around equality, inclusion, and community-building". "I'm not against the resist program, but this is a Pride Parade, not an anti-president parade".

"As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology", Trump said, to applause. "There are more vendors this year, more energy, and it's a great thing".

"Toronto's annual Pride events and Pride Month are excellent opportunities to celebrate diversity and respect for LGBTQ2S individuals throughout history and today", National Chief Perry Bellegarde said.

Recent statistics from the Chicago Health Department show black heterosexual women make up a disproportionate amount of new and prevalent HIV infections, though not almost as many as gay/bisexual and other male-to-male sexual transmission.

"There's always been the issue in this community of particularly queer people of color not having a voice in the LGBTQ organizations", she said. "Black trans women and gender non-conforming femmes are dying at ridiculous rates, so people need to invest in our lives and divest in corporations who don't give a damn about us". "This is a good way of getting that across", she explained. The thousands that gathered in downtown Houston for the celebration of the LGBTQ community greeted them with cheers, stretching out their hands for high-fives and rainbow beaded necklaces. "This weekend is a time for us all to reflect on the importance of tolerance and the importance of bravery and kindness, (and) the importance of us supporting one another", she noted.



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