Pink and positive vibes at Day of Pink Gala

Celebrating inclusivity and taking a selfie with Special Adviser on LGBTQ2 issues and Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Guests participating in the Friendship Dance at the Gala. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Theland Kicknosway performing the Medicine Dance at Wednesday's event. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Indigenous mother and son duo Elaine, left, and Theland Kicknosway, right, performing at the Day of Pink Gala. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Freelance painter Mia McLeod painting a mural. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Kimberly Roper, executive assistant to Conservative MP Karen Vecchio, left, award recipient Kelly Dear, Ms. Vecchio, and Ms. Dear's friend Stephanie Tafford. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Sarah Manns, parliamentary assistant to NDP MP Randall Garrison; Mr. Garrison, Jeremy Dia; and president of CCGDS Calla Bennet, at the photo booth. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Yours truly taking a selfie with Environment Minister Catherine McKenna.

Janet Gwilliam, left, manager at Employment and Social Development Canada, and Djuna Penn, strategic change at Export Development Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Jeremy Dias, centre, with his mom Carolyn Nicholson and dad Hugh Nicholson. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

The spread of delectable hors d'oeuvres at Wednesday night's Day of Pink Gala. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Mini cupcakes to enjoy at the event. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, dressed in pink and ready to party. The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

Ottawa's China Doll in a fabulous outfit at the evening's event. The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright

Liberal MP Hedy Fry giving her speech at the Day of Pink Gala. The Hill Times photograph Jake Wright