The Globe and Mail – July 5, 2011
The participation of Naheed Nenshi, the Mayor of Calgary, as grand marshal for his city’s Gay Pride celebrations this coming September is depicted in this article as a model of the kind of acceptance that Pride events are meant to exemplify. Particularly in comparison with the city of Toronto’s politically conservative mayor who did not participate in its festivities.
Many will rush to claim this as another first in the historic mayoralty of Mr. Nenshi, the first Muslim mayor of a major Canadian city. But Mr. Nenshi does not “represent” Muslims any more than any other Muslim does. He does, however, represent Calgarians.

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