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This is why Justin Trudeau wore Ramadan socks to Toronto Pride

June 27, 2017
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the 2017 Pride Parade in Toronto. (GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty)

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau excited a lot of people when he joined LGBT activists and allies in Toronto Pride at the weekend.

The Liberal PM joined marchers in the streets of the Canadian city to celebrate LGBT equality with his wife and two children.

But it wasn’t just LGBT diversity the leader was celebrating.

Pictures have since emerged showing Trudeau wearing socks with the words ‘Eid Muburak’ written across them.

The end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan coincided with this year’s LGBT pride march.

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The theme of the march was inclusivity, which the PM showed off in his choice of rainbow socks.

Explaining his choice of garment, Trudeau said: “It is all about including people.

“This is why I am happy to wish a Eid Muburak to everyone of the Muslim faith.

“It’s all about how we celebrate the multiple layers of identities that make Canada extraordinary and strong, and today we celebrate with the entire LGBTQ community.”

It’s not the first time the pro-equality leader has joined pride celebrations, either.

Last year he became the first serving Prime Minister of Canada to join the LGBT march.

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Marking his appearance at the parade, Trudeau posted: “Love is love. #PrideTO”

The PM also joined a pride and faith service before the march.

He posted: “At @mcctoronto’s Faith + Pride service this morning – thanks to Reverend Hawkes for an inspiring service & all the best in your retirement.”

RELATED: Chelsea Manning celebrates first pride as a free woman.

Before Sunday’s parade he raised the rainbow flag and transgender flag above Parliament Hill, as he vowed to tackle the injustices faced by LGBT people.

His Pride Month celebration stands in stark contrast to south of the border, where US President Donald Trump axed the annual Pride Month proclamation issued by Barack Obama.

The Republican White House has also put a stop to any festivities, deciding not to hold a Pride reception for LGBT activists.

Despite the White House’s actions, some government departments still released statements marking Pride Month.

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