Watch as Trudeau raises a Pride flag on Parliament Hill for the first time in Canadian history

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised a Pride flag on Parliament Hill today for the first time in the country’s history, in recognition of the people who have “fought a long time” to secure equal rights for LGBT Canadians.

The multi-colour rainbow flag — widely recognized as a symbol of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community — will be flown on a temporary flag pole in front of Centre Block to mark the beginning of Pride Month, a time to celebrate sexual and gender diversity.

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