For the first time ever the leader of Alberta accepted an invitation to participate in a gay pride event.
The Canadian Press reports:
There were cheers at Edmonton’s Gay Pride festival as Alison Redford became the first Alberta premier to participate in the annual event.
Redford spoke to the crowd in the city’s downtown immediately following the pride parade, and several thousand people filled the square as Redford took the stage and donned a rainbow sash.
“Personally, it’s a privilege to be able to be here to celebrate community, diversity, families, tolerance and an Alberta for 2012 where all of us feel safe, secure and confident about expressing who we are,” Redford said.
Organizers of the festival called Redford’s appearance “a mileston
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