The Pride Parade was bigger than ever in Regina as a diverse number of people took part in the event Saturday.
People in attendance said this year’s Queen City Pride seemed to have a bigger parade then in years past – featuring a number of dignitaries and members of the LGBTQ community.
Cole Ramsey, who identifies as transgender, was one of the people taking part.
“There are some places I don’t quite fit,” Ramsey said, adding that the parade allows him to fit in and be himself.
“(Being transgender means) crossing a lot of boundaries that people expect to stay solid.”
MP Rob Oliphant made the trip from Toronto to be part of the Regina parade.
“I wanted this year, especially after Orlando, to drop in to a number of gay pride events across the country” Oliphant said, adding that he also wanted to show his support for Regina MP Ralph Goodale.
“Ralph Goodale has been a fantastic supporter of the LGBTQ community, so I choose this place to be with Ralph.”
Oliphant said he felt the event was very communal as opposed to in Toronto, where pride is more of a tourist attraction.