The world’s dreamiest prime minister Justin Trudeau joined thousands at the 38th annual Vancouver Pride Parade on Sunday.
The 44-year-old politician also brought his wife, Sophie, and their three children along for the celebration.
‘It’s a time where the whole city, families, communities come out, we celebrate the great diversity that is such a strength of our country,’ he said while walking down the parade pushing one of his children in a stroller. ‘We celebrate community, we celebrate family and all these things together. It means we’re going to have a great pride and it’s a pleasure for me to be here.’
This is not the first time Trudeau appeared at Vancouver’s Pride Parade. For the past two years, he joined the festival as the leader of the Liberal party.
But his participation in Sunday’s event is a milestone worth celebrating since he’s the first sitting prime minister to ever march with Vancouver’s Pride paraders.
Organisers also reported that Sunday’s turnout may be one of the largest in its 38-year history.
Pride veteran Oliv Howe shared with Vancouver Sun his recollection of marching in the first pride parade decades ago, well before it became the place to see and be seen.
‘Some people marched with bags over their heads to hide their faces, and bystanders pelted us with eggs,’ he said.