“Sexiest politician alive” Justin Trudeau will be the first Canadian Prime Minister to march in Toronto’s Pride parade, organisers say.
“Very much looking forward to being there again, this time as PM,” Trudeau tweeted.
“[It’s] big news in Canada but big news around the world,” Pride Toronto executive director Mathieu Chantelois told BuzzFeed.
“Not only because he is probably the sexiest politician alive but also because there has never been a leader of a country to walk in a parade, at least not that we know of.”
— Pride Toronto (@PrideToronto) February 22, 2016
Trudeau will march on July 3, at the end of the country’s 10-day Pride Toronto festival.
Chantelois said Trudeau had made it clear LGBTI rights are important to him.
“When we met him in his office, he was really serious about talking about trans rights, about equal rights, about immigration, about gay men donating blood,” he said.