Canadian PM Justin Trudeau To March n Toronto Gay Pride Parade, Will President Obama March In NYC’s?

Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will become one of the first world leaders to take part in a gay pride march, organizers’ of the Toronto event have announced.

Mr Trudeau will march in the July 3rd. parade alongside the city’s mayor and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the first lesbian premier in Canada.

Not being the first pride parade the liberal Trudeau has been to, The newly elected leader tweeted: “Very much looking forward to being there again, this time as PM. #PrideTO.”

President Obama who began his political journey sympathetic to gay rights, but not deeply informed about them.  Today, just over a decade later, he has done more for gay rights than any other US president. In particular, the president has been a key part of landmark achievements on the freedom to marry, from the gutting of the Defense of Marriage Act to winning marriage in state houses and courtrooms. These historic successes, on his watch and with his help, meant that LGBT rights, and marriage equality specifically, would be at the center of the legacy he’d leave behind.

Would it not be a grand parting gesture for President Obama to walk in New York City’s Pride Parade?

President Obama think about it. And if you decide to march call me. I have a fabulash rainbow necktie for you to wear.

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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