Hundreds of Montrealers turned out with their rainbow banners to celebrate the 36th yearly Montreal Pride Parade on Sunday.
Among those marching were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Francois Legault, just as New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.
Trudeau, Singh, and May likewise strolled together in Vancouver’s Pride march prior this month.
“It’s about saying no to homophobia, it’s about saying no to transphobia, no to hatred and discrimination in every form,” said Trudeau.
“Just because, I feel extremely, completely loose about who I am,” said Pride Parade Grand Marshal Ma-Nee Chacaby.
Co-Grand Marshal Monica Helms picked up popularity for making the Transgender Pride banner 20 years prior. Steerages, who went through eight years serving in the United States Navy proceeded to turn into an impassioned protector of transgender rights.
“It feels astounding that individuals are utilizing it everywhere throughout the world,” she said. “I’ve battled Congress, state legislators. I’ve completed a lot of things, helped veterans. It’s been a long and exhausting voyage.”
The procession tops off an 11-day celebration that included drag appears, shows, boards, and voyages through Montreal’s Gay Village neighborhood.
In any case, Montreal Pride president Eric Pineault says the occasion is about more than festivity, taking note of the association got a record number of transphobic and homophobic messages on its online networking stages this year.
“This is the worst year for hate messages on our social media platform, so we still have to educate people for sure,” he said. “We have to protect trans people, we have to protect intersex people. We have to take care of our own so the combat is not finished, the struggle is not finished.”
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