VIDEO: [NBC News] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked the start of this year’s Vancouver’s Pride week by grinning and gleefully shaking hands with patrons at the Fountainhead Pub, a city gay establishment. Trudeau earned the distinction of being the first sitting Canadian prime minister to visit a gay bar. [Jul 31, 2019]
The 15-minute photo-op was heralded by many as historic.
“This is the first time a sitting Canadian PM has visited a gay bar, and may even be the first instance the leader of a country has done this,” tweeted Taran Parmar of 1130 News.
A number of the patrons took selfies with an unflaggingly grinning Trudeau, “gay” website Instinct declared “The King of the North Wins Our Hearts Again Just by Showing Up” and NBC posted a laudatory video of the moment as further evidence of Trudeau’s LGBTQ advocacy.
One Instagram photo elicited this response: “So jealous of your Prime Minister. #Trudeau #Smart #Kind #Empathetic #TrueLeader”
Trudeau was Canada’s first sitting prime minister to march in a homosexual “Pride” parade in 2016. The following year, he delivered a tearful apology in the House of Commons for the government’s alleged past discrimination against homosexual individuals in the military or civil service, and his Liberal government agreed to a $145 million out-of-court settlement of a class-action lawsuit launched on their behalf.
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