A terrible horrible thing happened in Orlando this summer. That 50 people lost their lives and many others were injured in a shooting at a gay nightclub is beyond a tragedy. However the outrage and condemnation of the attack was a small sliver of shinning light in a very dark moment.
As I walked through the heart of Toronto’s financial district in June, everywhere were signs of support for pride month. The aftermath of Orlando brought an enhanced push to the usual preparations for pride.
Bankers, insurers and pride – oh my!
It was no surprise then that the Toronto pride march had Canada’s Prime Minister, Ontario’s Premier and Toronto’s Mayor all marching.
One day, I hope, my adopted country India will reach the stage where those marginalized today simply for loving someone who happens to be the same gender will be be completely embraced by the mainstream.
Trudeau has given a wee wake up call to PMs around the world…
“It shouldn’t be a big thing that the PM is in a pride parade.”