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Thousands Took Part In Montreal Annual Pride Parade

Thousands took part in Montreal gay pride parade 2011 on Sunday.

CBC News reports:

Tens of thousands of spectators witnessed the 2011 edition of Montreal’s Gay Pride Parade Sunday afternoon in the city’s downtown.

The parade featured about 2,500 participants as it travelled two kilometres along Ren?-L?vesque Boulevard from Guy Street to Sanguinet Street.

Several prominent politicians made appearances at the event, showing their support for the LGBT community.

Those included Parti Qu?b?cois leader Pauline Marois, Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay, acting NDP leader Nycole Turmel, and Liberal Party of Canada interim leader Bob Rae.

CTV Montreal adds:

The 19th annual Pride Parade marched down Rene-Levesque Boulevard in Montreal Sunday to the delight of thousands of onlookers.

The Pride Parade is a celebration of life in the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered (LGBT) population but about 60 percent of those who attend are heterosexual according to organizer Jean-Sebastien Boudreault.

“Most of the crowd is straight,” he told CTV Montreal. “Its’ a colourful event it’s something people want to see.”

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