Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stole the show by taking a Sunday stroll amidst his country’s LGBT community at this year’s 38th Vancouver Pride parade.
Wearing a mint green shirt and loose white pants, Trudeau coasted through a crush of fans and photographers at the start of the parade.
In spite of heavy security, he high-fived, shook hands, paused for selfies and briefly addressed the media.
“What an incredible pleasure it is to be back here at pride this year here in Vancouver,” he said along the route as he pushed a stroller with one of his children in it.
His wife Sophie Grégoire joined him in waving enthusiastically to the crowd of hundreds of thousands of people.
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“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,” Trudeau said.
“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.”
The PM marched in the parade in 2014 and 2015 as leader of the Liberal party, but his participation in Sunday’s event follows the milestone he set in July when he became the first sitting prime minister to march in Toronto’s Pride parade — the country’s largest.