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Trudeau to march in Toronto's Pride parade this summer, organizers say

Last Updated Feb 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm EDT

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau stands for a photo with revellers before marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade speaks in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 2, 2015. Toronto's Pride organizers say Trudeau will become the first prime minister to participate in the festivities.Trudeau is expected to march in the parade on July 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

TORONTO – Toronto’s Pride organizers say Justin Trudeau will become the first prime minister to participate in the festivities.

Trudeau is expected to march in the parade on July 3.

The city’s first-ever Pride Month launches June 1 with a theme of belonging and inclusion.

Along with Trudeau, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory are also slated to take part in the festivities.

Organizers also have said gay Syrian refugees will have a place at the Pride events.