Trudeau and May kick off campaign at Vancouver Pride Parade

Just a few hours after the prime minister declared the 2015 election officially on, Elizabeth May and Justin Trudeau kicked off their respective campaigns by marching at the Vancouver Pride Parade.

Justin Trudeau waves at the crowd at the Pride Parade. Photo by Valentina Ruiz L
Justin Trudeau waves at the crowd at the Vancouver Pride Parade Sunday. Photo by Valentina Ruiz Leotaud

Dance music, cheers, soap bubbles, shiny necklaces, and thousands of people filled the streets during Vancouver's Pride Parade. Against this festive backdrop, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party leader Elizabeth May launched their campaigns for the federal election. 

May and Trudeau were the only two candidates for prime minister who showed up at the 37th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade. 

This year's theme was 'Gender Superheroes.' Accordingly, the Green Party leader impersonated a sort of female Robin Hood who gave away sunflower seeds.

Elizabeth May Vancouver Pride Parade 2015

Trudeau, on the other hand, showed off his 'star power' as crowds cheered him on. 

Trans Equality and transgender rights were the focus of this year's parade, so the pink, blue, and white flag was the real protagonist of the event.

On their website, organizers asked attendees to think about the role models — or superheroes — that inspired them to be proud of their identity.

More photos from the parade:







All photos by Valentina Ruiz Leotaud.

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