François Legault has decided to participate in the Montreal Pride Parade to address concerns that he doesn't support the LGBTQ+ community.\nHe may not receive a warm welcome, however. Some fear the crowd will boo the premier.\nA petition to stop Legault from attending the parade has already garnered hundreds of signatures.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nWhen François Legault announced that he would march in the annual Montreal Pride parade for the first time ever, more than a few eyebrows were raised. Critics in the official opposition party worry that Quebec's Prime Minister won't receive a warm welcome.\nPride organizers welcomed Legault earlier this summer because he'd be representing the Quebec government, showing his support for the LGBTQ+ community in the province. His absence last year raised concerns that he didn't care about the community.\nAccording to TVA Nouvelles, Legault will be marching with Ministers Chantal Rouleau and Sonia LeBel. Montreal's annual Pride parade kicks off this Sunday at 1 PM at the corner of René-Levesque and Metcalfe.\nThe same report claims that in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Legault said that he's attending the Pride parade to show support for Quebec's LGBTQ+ community. According to him, there is "still work to be done in Quebec to fight against homophobia."\nThe provincial government invested $1.6 million in financial assistance to Pride organizers this year. Still, despite showing support both financially and physically, critics say Legault will be booed when he shows up. A petition to block him from attending the event has so far gained 243 signatures.\nView this post on Instagram Bonne rencontre avec le PM ontarien, @fordnationdougford. Nous avons discuté d’immigration économique et M. Ford appuie ma demande au fédéral d’instaurer une cible minimum de 65% d’immigration économique afin de répondre plus adéquatement aux besoins du marché du travail. A post shared by François Legault (@francoislegault.pm) on Jul 10, 2019 at 4:37pm PDT\nThe petition, directed at Legault himself, states that he's not welcome because Bill 21 victimizes minorities, his party promotes a culture of fear, and that his party doesn't recognize the legal rights of trans immigrants.\nSigned by the LGBTQ+ community and allies in Quebec, the petition reads: "You have proven time and time again that you have no concern for minorities, and yet, here you are, at OUR celebration, for your own political gain. YOU are not an ally. You are an enemy. And you bring fear and pain to the members of our community."\nREAD ALSO: Ethics Commissioner Reports Trudeau Violated Rules To Help Montreal Company SNC-Lavalin\nDespite the backlash, Legault insists on attending the parade as a show of support.\nFor the first time in his 20 year career, Legault plans to show up and support the LGBTQ+ with the blessing of parade organizers.\n@wcruz73 As a community, we are facing an issue of coherence. Our premier, Francois Legault, a man who is actively writing laws that oppress trans people, immigrants and people of colour, has decided to march at mtl pride. Join your voice with ours: https://t.co/N3xujrbNeh pic.twitter.com/0QmrKMr2h7— Jo Roy (@MrJoRoy) August 12, 2019\nGenerally, responses to Legault's attendance have been negative. He might indeed get booed at the parade so let's hope he takes it stride.\nouffffff françois legault being apart of the mtl pride parade is not it, non merci— Camille RW (@Camille_RW) August 8, 2019\nMany critics believe that this is a political ploy for Legault to gain favour in communities that he's not too popular in.\nWhatever the case may be, at least he's showing up!\nWill you be attending the Pride parade this Sunday?\nIf you are and spot Legault getting booed (or cheered, you never know!) send us a video to @MTLBlog on Twitter or Instagram.