Pride Toronto has announced the appointment of Kevin Beaulieu as its new executive director, effective Dec 1. Beaulieu, a longtime assistant to former city councillor Adam Giambrone (Ward 18, Davenport), currently serves as executive assistant to Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre–Rosedale).

"Pride is a declaration of who we are as a community, with a strong history of advocacy for human rights and diversity," says Beaulieu in a statement released by Pride Toronto.

Beaulieu is perhaps best known in the broader community for having been the person to step in to complete Giambrone's statement when he withdrew from the 2010 mayoral race, after Giambrone was unable to finish reading it out himself. Beaulieu then ran for the Ward 18 council seat, coming 1,366 votes behind now-councillor Ana Bailão.

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