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Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to join gay pride parade

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Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to join gay pride parade

<p>Justin Trudeau has become the first Canadian prime minister to march in a gay pride parade.</p> <p>He joined the event in downtown Toronto, along with other politicians.</p> <p>Trudeau said the parade was more poignant this year following last month’s shooting rampage at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, which killed 49 people. </p> <p>He has also revealed that Canada is exploring the use of gender-neutral options on identity cards. </p> <p>It comes after the province of Ontario recently said that it would allow the use of a third gender indicator – X – for driver’s licenses. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Justin Trudeau at Toronto Pride is what <span class="caps">EVERY</span> politician should aspire to be (h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/rachel_is_here"><code>rachel_is_here</a>) <a href="https://t.co/zMArAQuEqx">pic.twitter.com/zMArAQuEqx</a></p>&mdash; Sam Stryker (</code>sbstryker) <a href="https://twitter.com/sbstryker/status/749708428596117505">3 July 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50.0% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BHaOEstDbvc/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Today, I am proud of my country and my prime minister. I am proud to be Canadian. #Canada #iamcanadian #canadian #pride #pridetoronto #pride2016 #prideparade #thesix #primeminister #justintrudeau #trudeau #trudeaumania #equality #proud #ohcanada #respect #peace #stopthehate #sharethelove #meanwhileincanada #prideTO</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A video posted by Roxana D (@roxiedasu) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2016-07-03T18:39:14+00:00">Jul 3, 2016 at 11:39am <span class="caps">PDT</span></time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>