Justin Trudeau will become the first Canadian prime minister to participate in Toronto's annual gay pride march.

Organizers on Tuesday said Trudeau will march in the parade on July 3.

Trudeau tweeted: "Very much look forward to being there again, this time as PM."

Organizers also have said gay Syrian refugees will have a place at the events.

Trudeau has made equality a big part of his government since being elected in October. Women make up half of the Cabinet. Asked last year why gender balance is important, Trudeau said: "Because it's 2015."