Canada’s Immigrants Learn About Homosexuals Via Meaningless Sidebar

What, you thought we’d be on the cover? “A recently released guidebook for new [Canadian] immigrants, Discover Canada, is a mixed bag of trivia and ideology. The handbook has an explicit section on gender equality, where it condemns the “barbaric cultural practices” of spousal abuse, honour killings and female genital mutilation. There is a section on diversity that gives a shout out to atheism but leaves out gays or lesbians. Queer people are relegated to a sidebar next to a photo of Mark Tewksbury, in the section devoted to sports, arts and culture.” Which, to be fair, is the gay section. [Xtra]