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32nd annual Pride Parade flows through downtown Winnipeg

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Winnipeg held its 32nd annual Pride Parade Sunday.

The march kicked off at the Manitoba Legislative Building, where Pride Winnipeg president Muhammed Ahsan said the community has come a long way since the first parade.

“It gives me hope that we are giving our future generation a better future,” Ahsan said following his speech. “A better world where they can be whoever they are, regardless of whatever they want to be.”

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Shortly after the remaining speeches, floats and marchers spilled onto Memorial Avenue avenue to begin the parade.

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A float moving through the 2019 Winnipeg Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News
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A view from the Global newsroom of the 2019 Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News
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A Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service ambulance taking place in the 2019 Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News
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Marchers celebrating in the 2019 Winnipeg Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News
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Marchers celebrating in the 2019 Winnipeg Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News
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Marchers celebrating in the 2019 Winnipeg Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News
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Marchers celebrating in the 2019 Winnipeg Pride Parade. Austin Siragusa / Global News

The parade continued down Portage Avenue, through Portage and Main, and ended at Waterfront Drive near The Forks.

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Organizers say this year they are sending a strong message of inclusion, hoping to give a bigger voice to those silenced or marginalized within the LGBTQ2 community.

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While the community has come a long way, Ahsan hopes that Winnipeggers and the world can still make strides to build a better future.

Pride Winnipeg says roughly 45,000 to 50,000 people filled the streets for the parade.

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