Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Just Made History At Toronto's Pride Parade

He told reporters, "It shouldn't be a big thing."
Posted at 10:46 AM, Jul 04, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history at Toronto's Pride Parade on Sunday. 

He became the country's first sitting prime minister to march in the parade. The 44-year-old said he's been attending the event for years.

"It shouldn't be a big thing that the prime minister's walking in Pride Parade, and from now on, it won't," Trudeau said in an interview.

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Trudeau marched, danced and took selfies with attendees.

It was particularly meaningful for one marcher — a gay Syrian refugee.

He told CBC, "Not in my wildest dreams would I ever have thought about having a day like this, marching next to the prime minister or marching in a Pride."

Trudeau also reportedly told a TV station the Canadian federal government is looking into creating a gender-neutral option for I.D. cards. 

U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't marched in a pride parade during his eight years in office. 

However, he designated the Stonewall Inn as America's first national monument for LGBTQ rights last month.

This video includes clips from CTVBBC and The White House and images from Getty Images.