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Canada’s Tourism Guide Reminds Visitors There Are Homosexuals In These Parts

Oh, Discover Canada isn’t a tourism guide, but a booklet on citizenship for new and aspiring immigrants? Whoops, my bad! Anyhow, the new edition of the country’s guide to all things aboot Canada adds to its “Diversity” section this whole line: “Canada’s diversity includes gay and lesbian Canadians, who enjoy the full protection of and equal treatment under the law, including access to civil marriage.” But don’t forget that Olympian Mark Tewksbury also gets a photo and caption! Because that is all you need to know about homosexuals and Canadialand.

By:           JD
On:           Mar 15, 2011
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  • 19 Comments
    • andrew
      andrew

      Hey, better than some other Countries close by…maybe to the south that CERTAINLY can’t make that same claim.
      i’m a happily married Canadian guy…to an American guy by the way. And yes, he moved here so we could be together.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 5:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David
      David

      Yay for Canada. I love visiting there!

      Mar 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi
      Gigi

      What was the point of this post? Is it intended as a jab at my country? We’ve had marriage equality for every citizen since 2005 and queer Canadians have been allowed to serve openly in our military since 2001. You got a problem with that?

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 3 · Gigi wrote, “What was the point of this post? Is it intended as a jab at my country?”

      … it is probably another attempt by QUEERTY’s headline writers to try to get people to think there was something going on so they would look at the article.

      In fact, the pamphlet seems to be an attempt to educate newly arrived immigrants regarding what to expect and how customs and laws may be different from what they experienced before.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KevinVancouver
      KevinVancouver

      we dont say aboot who the fuck says aboot?
      uggghhhh Americans..

      Mar 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harbo
      Harbo

      Sounds to me like this is a well-deserved slap at the U.S. of A. And it should be.

      I’m a U.S. citizen and while I love my country, I am ashamed of of its backward and bigoted treatment of the LGBT community. The problem is organized religion. It is so deeply intrenched in our society its influences is broad and deep. The division of church and dtate is fading fast.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robbie K
      Robbie K

      I’m sorry I couldn’t hear you I was too busy celebrating my healthcare.

      Mar 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Canuck69
      Canuck69

      Anyhow, the new edition of the country’s guide to all things aboot Canada adds to its “Diversity” section this whole line: “Canada’s diversity includes gay and lesbian Canadians, who enjoy the full protection of and equal treatment under the law, including access to civil marriage.”

      ———————————————————

      I wonder if Americans can say the same about their country

      Mar 16, 2011 at 1:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • OrchidIslander
      OrchidIslander

      What was the point of this?

      Mar 16, 2011 at 3:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B
      Geoff B

      I not sure what to make of the tone of this post. I’m a proud American, but I would have to admit in LGBT issues, Canada is doing a hell of a lot better than we are.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 4:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • codyj
      codyj

      @Harbo: WELL SAID, HARBO,SO SAd,but oh so TRUE…

      Mar 16, 2011 at 5:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      “Canadialand”? “Aboot”?

      Queerty is going to lose a lot of Canadian forum users if its tone becomes abusive and offensive.

      Should we start calling you guys the Unequal States of America?

      For all the crap that Queerty posts, THIS takes the cake. Why don’t you write an article that praises Canada’s openness and inclusion rather than try to find fault with the fact that… WE HAVE GAY MARRIAGE and you don’t!!

      Honestly, This article just points you out to be vindictive bitches.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 6:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tinky winky
      tinky winky

      Nobody in Canada says aboot… They say “a-bout.” Americans say “Abaaawt.”

      Mar 16, 2011 at 8:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brad
      Brad

      Being a proud citizen of the first nation to realize the idiocy of inequality, I actually appreciate articles like this, merely for the reminder that, as good as we have it, we should keep striving to make things better.
      And since the writer was so nice to try to write in Canadian, here’s my response in American. Y’all need to reckin that the good lord baby jesus died for all our sins, ya hear.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 8:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dave
      Dave

      This is not a tourism guide.

      This is the guide give to people studying to take the test to become a Canadian citizen.

      Mar 16, 2011 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rodrigo
      rodrigo

      Seriously, I am not even Canadian but this article pissed me off! Sounds like the American editors at queerty are jealous that there are countries that actually implement the ideal of equality for all citizens.

      OH CANADA!!…

      Mar 16, 2011 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      Dear Queerty, jealous much?

      Mar 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harry Baals
      Harry Baals

      I detect a whiff of envy coming from the American writers at Queerty…just saying

      Mar 16, 2011 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      Just as an FYI to Gigi, we have been able to openly serve in the military since 1992, not 2001

      May 18, 2011 at 2:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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