Prime Minister Trudeau to march in Vancouver Pride Parade

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau works the crowd during Toronto's Pride Parade on Sunday, June 28, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Prime Minister Trudeau has been a vocal advocate of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.  Justin Trudeau will march in the Vancouver Pride Parade on July 31 according to the Vancouver Pride Society.  Trudeau has marched in the Vancouver parade on two previous occasions but this will be his first appearance as prime minister.  Earlier this month he raised a Pride flag on Parliament Hill in recognition of the people who have “fought a long time” to secure equal rights for LGBT Canadians.