Justin Trudeau returned to Toronto’s Pride parade on Sunday (June 25), following his history-making march last year. This time around, the prime minister was joined by his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and two of his children, Ella-Grace and Xavier.
The Canadian leader looked to be in high spirits as he joined revellers in the march down Yonge St. Justin was spotted shouting out "Happy Pride!" to the crowd as well as waving and hugging thousands of people who lined Toronto’s most famous street. The 45-year-old showed off his pride by wearing rainbow socks and sporting a temporary tattoo of a rainbow maple leaf on his cheek.
The PM also stopped to talk to reporters about the importance of the annual event. “It’s all about how we celebrate the multiple layers of identities that make Canada extraordinary and strong,” Justin explained to Kiss 92.5before exclaiming, “Happy Pride to everyone! Happy Pride Toronto!"
Last year, Justin became the first sitting prime minister to march in a Pride parade. Speaking to Toronto’s CP24, the father of three expressed his frustration over the attention his appearance has garnered at the festivities. “For me, it’s just another great Pride celebration. I’ve been coming to this for years and it's sort of frustrating that it has to be a big thing,” he said, adding, “It shouldn’t be a big thing that the Prime Minister is walking in the Pride parade and from now on it won’t.”