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Calgary Mayor Will Lead Gay Pride Parade

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi will lead the gay pride parade on Sept. He will become the city’s first mayor to lead the annual pride parade.

CBC reports

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi will be the grand marshal in this year’s gay pride parade, he confirmed on Monday.

“Yeah, you know, I marched in it last year because I really believe as mayor you’re mayor of all Calgarians,” he said. “And, you know, I’m happy to go to all kinds of cultural festivals and other things for different groups.”

The parade starts at 12:00 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Olympic Plaza. The procession will travel west along Eighth Avenue, winding up at Shaw Millennium Park for a street festival.

Pride week runs from Sept. 1 to 11.

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