Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Justin Trudeau becomes first Canadian Prime Minister to visit a gay bar

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history by stopping at a gay bar in Vancouver to mark the beginning of the city’s Pride week.

Justin Trudeau, who has voiced his support for LGBT rights numerous times throughout his career, marked the start of Pride week in Canada by stopping by the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End earlier this week.

The Prime Minister stopped by for 15 minutes and mingled with all the customers and staff, shaking their hands and taking photographs. It’s believed to be the first time a sitting prime minister in the country has ever visited a gay bar.

Trudeau wrote on Twitter: “Vancouver is gearing up for #Pride weekend right now, but the spirit of pride and inclusivity is strong here all year long! Thanks to the folks at @fountainheadVAN for the warm welcome today.”

In 2016, he was the first PM to march in Toronto’s Pride Parade

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