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Did Justin Trudeau Just Become The World’s Sexiest Leader?

NA-TRUDEAU-EDBOARD5 The editorial board met with Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau on April 5, 2013. CARLOS OSORIO/TORONTO STAR

The short answer? Oh, totally.

Canadians have long been drooling over Canada’s new prime minister Justin Trudeau, but most of the world is just now starting to clock the 43-year-old’s appearance — oh, and his highly forward-thinking views on LGBT rights, abortion,  and marijuana laws, which, of course, is really the thing that makes him sexy, in our book.

He’s a former high school teacher, snowboarding instructor, and nightclub bouncer — um, hot? — who until quite recently sported long touseled locks. In 2000, his moving eulogy at his father’s state funeral was the talk of Canada. (His father was Pierre Trudeau, a dashing prime minister who often drew comparisons to John F. Kennedy.)

He was long primed for greatness. During a state dinner in Ottawa hosted by Pierre Trudeau in 1972, Richard Nixon said, “Tonight we’ll dispense with the formalities. I’d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to “Justin Pierre Trudeau.” (Don’t hold Nixon’s adulation against him, though.)

Here’s a quick, at-a-long-lustrous-glance primer on Trudeau and his views on LGBT rights:

First off, we’ll get this out of the way:  his own sexuality has been the basis of so much speculation that he felt the need to address it within the first five minutes of an interview with The Canadian Encyclopedia:

“As a straight, white male…” he says, pausing and adopting a look of mock horror. “Oops, I guess I just blew it,” he jokes.

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In his memoir Common Ground, Trudeau says his two “core” principles are gay rights, adoption, and legal reform of marijuana. As for those who are opposed to his views, he says he cannot “simply pander to their position” but has to “adhere to my own views.” CE5h0xmUEAECYdW        

While in attendance at this year’s Toronto pride parade (which he attends every year), he waxed poetic on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize marriage equality.

In closing: It’s the future, so having super-handsome, super-charming, pro-gay world leaders can totally be a thing now.

Here’ a few more sexy snaps of Trudeau, just because.

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63 Comments

  • Dakotahgeo

    YES, I’d say the Canadians DO know how to do it!

  • Jimmy Gee

    I’m thinking Cait Trudeau in 2020.

  • Ron Jackson

    If only the USA could be so progressive.

    That’s why I support Hillary. Having the first women as president after having the first black president in history will hasten the conservative head explosions and get this religious conservative nonsense out into the light of day where MAYBE we can finally move on as a country.

    There will be a lot of angry people out there so buckle up. It could get ugly. But perhaps it’s time.

  • Glücklich

    Bit of trivia: Montréal’s big international airport (YUL) is named for Justin’s father.

  • Alistair Wiseman

    When did the slaughter, mutilation and dismemberment of nascent human life become a “highly forward-thinking view”? Sounds primitive to me.

    • Dakotahgeo

      @Alistair Wiseman: Uh oh!!! The Wiseman Idiot Troll is back!

  • redcarpet30

    *looks up Canadian citizenship requirements*

  • Desert Boy

    So happy for my gay and lesbian friends in Canada that they’ve turned the page on the decade-long tyranny of conservative rule and yes, he’s mighty fine.

  • Hussain-TheCanadian

    I Love Justin Trudeau; all of Atlantic Canada (five provinces) voted for him and the Liberals – The last visage of the Bush years is gone!!

  • Giancarlo85

    @Alistair Wiseman: Love the nasty little response. Obviously you don’t give a shit when kids are sent to war and die. As George Carlin once said: Live babies, dead soldiers.

    Seriously GTFO.

    Trudeau is a man of the people. An elitist bigot like you wouldn’t know anything about the plight of regular people. Harper was too concerned with destroying women rights and not the economic stagnation.

  • o.codone

    @Alistair Wiseman: Bravo. Abortion IS primitive. Why gay men support abortion when it’s they themselves who are being killed is beyond me. 58% of women said they would abort if their male “fetus” was determined to be gay (through some unknown means).The western world took a serious turn for the worse with RvW, and 60 million deaths later we still think of abortion as a constitutional right. if it is a constitutional right, then the constitution is sh*it. BTW girls, notice he said he supports gay rights, ADOPTION (no ladies, not your kind of adoption) and weed? He’s talking about ending abortion as we know it through ending liberal abortion laws and supporting adoption of the unwanted children the haters would rather dismember. WTF is the matter with gay men’s politics? pay attention ladies, their killing gay fetuses.

  • Stefano Gant

    Yeah. Canada is lovely. We got a friend up north.

  • Giancarlo85

    @o.codone: You are a primitive mind and you don’t care about children after they are born. You think women are broodmares for the state (taking a line from George Carlin). The most primitive people are the conservatives who are against any form of birth control. The pill? That’s called murder.

    60 million deaths? Another conservative spin number.

    You’re reactionary, emotional, and stupid. The problem with your type is you support wars that end up killing thousands of young Americans.

    Again live babies, dead soldiers. Same old shit.

  • Giancarlo85

    Conservatives think women are property of men and of the state. They are not allowed to have any choice over their own bodies. They are babymaking machines and if anyone thinks otherwise they are considered “primitive”. It’s hilarious conservatives are calling others primitive, when they are the most primitive out there. Conservatives are against all forms of birth control and family planning? Fuck that. They’ll go ape shit over some totally doctored and FAKE video to gut Planned Parenthood.

    Leave it to conservatives to try to bring back the 1950s. Now that’s fucking primitive.

  • imperator

    Yeah, I think it’s the first time I’ve ever wanted to bang our Prime Minister like a drum. The local Liberal candidate who won in my riding is cute too, but I voted for someone farther to the left largely because in the last Parliament, the Liberal party voted in favour of an abhorrent piece of Conservative legislation for which I might never forgive them. I’m hoping they don’t fuck this up, and better them than another 4 years of Conservative rule, but I’d have preferred a New Democrat/Green/Liberal three-way in power.

  • Giancarlo85

    @imperator: I think many people decided to give Trudeau a chance, because they were afraid that if they didn’t, Harper could somehow get a minority government going. Trudeau seems to be more liberal than his party so lets hope he can put something together. The New Democrats could probably support him for his more liberal legislation.

    By minority government for those who don’t know, that means a party that has less than the 170 of legislative seats in Canada’s parliament but a majority over the other parties. Harper had this the first time around. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean a coalition government would have to be formed… rather just an assurance from the other parties they wouldn’t bring down his government. I think that is how it works. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Giancarlo85

    @Giancarlo85: I also would like to add in many developed countries, politics are more party based. In many countries, a party either needs a majority in parliament to govern (or be forced to form a coalition to govern in certain countries [not Canada I don’t think]).

    The benefit to this is it keeps the shit out of politics and governing… something America could learn about. However, the countries that have such parliamentary systems are more liberal and to the left. The republicans in America make Harper look moderate. That’s how scary the GOP is right now.

  • aliengod

    @Giancarlo85: I’m glad to see you’re finally acknowledging that your opinions are comedic (hence the Carlin references). It’s about time. For a while, I was thinking you were truly demented.

  • Giancarlo85

    @aliengod: Your opinions are total bullshit. But lets not even go there.

    Carlin wasn’t always a comedian. He was actually more of a social critic. Many of his last works in the 2000s were more dark and sharply criticized American society.

    Truly demented? Again stealing words I have used. You never have anything original to say. But hey that’s rich coming from a total walking contradiction. How can one be conservative and be gay? How can one be conservative and be HUMAN?

    • Dakotahgeo

      @Giancarlo85: Thank you for your on-the mark succinct comments. It’s good to see sanity take hold again. Methinks aliengod and ex-wiseman are twin trolls joined at the middle fingers!

  • Nathaniel McManus

    …Not if Marty O’Reilly…never mind he won’t

  • April Boucher

    Omg. Are u fucking kidding me.

  • Samuel Kincaid

    It may be his downfall someday.

  • Giancarlo85

    @Dakotahgeo: Yea, we usually get the typical trolls… and some others who post one liners attacking Trudeau.

  • James Greenhill

    You’ve got to be kidding. But it is all according to taste. just not mine.

  • jeff1370

    With a user name like o.codone, what do you expect…..

  • stadacona

    Proof that women shouldn’t vote. His father was a arrogant communist sympathizer who imposed marshal law and military rule on parts of Canada in the ’70’s. His mother is a drug addled whore that performed sexual acts for the Rolling Stones and participated in orgies at Studio 54. They birthed this nitwit that coasted to victory on his famous last name. Sad 5 years coming for Canada.

  • mmedesevigne

    @Hussain-TheCanadian: Dude, seriously? You’re a Canadian and you think that there are five Atlantic provinces? I know New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador (which is one entity). Am I missing one?

  • Giancarlo85

    @stadacona: Proof that you’re an idiot. Got anything more right wing and stupid to say? Thanks for sharing how stupid you are. This man is a teacher and a father. What his parents did is immaterial. He was a total longshot up until the last few weeks. In fact, polls showed Harper in the lead.

    I think it was more Harper screwing himself politically then this guy winning simply because of his last name.

    People wanted change, and not right wing bullshit (like what you’re foaming at the mouth). You want a sad few years? Look at the past nine under a Bush era relic.

  • Giancarlo85

    Glad to see the right wing trolls coming out of the wood work. They can’t attack this guy on the issues (because they fail miserably at that)… so they need to launch some unsupported stupid character attacks.

  • Cobalt Blue

    @mmedesevigne: Yes, you are. Quebec. Deal with it.

  • JaredNorthcutt30

    I don’t know Queerty. Can you forego your pretend mea culpa about being a family-friendly and post some dehumanizing co-k shots?

  • RSun

    @Cobalt Blue: Quebec is not an Atlantic province. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Canada
    Justin’s father, while Justice Minister in 1969 decriminalized same-sex activity stating this famous Canadian quote…”There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.”

  • Stephen Mole

    Barack Obama is tons more attractive.

  • notevenwrong

    @Giancarlo85: “However, the countries that have such parliamentary systems are more liberal and to the left.”

    Really? Canada still had a thuggish right-wing Bush-clone in power for almost ten years until yesterday (in several ways he was actually worse than Bush), long after the U.S. had moved on to Obama. Australia still doesn’t have gay marriage and puts asylum seekers in concentration camps. Spain has a right wing party in power who long for the days of Franco. And the U.K. Conservative government is prostrating themselves before the Chinese in the interest of Big Business as we speak.

  • Helen Genik

    Let’s not be foolish enough to just focus on looks – Trudeau is a promising young man that we hope will bring real change after 10 years of Harper and for all the right reasons.

  • kvitka

    Adoption isn’t for everyone! Lots of people need their own children, via surrogacy for example.

  • Giancarlo85

    @notevenwrong: Always a know it all aren’t you? The Republican party makes the British National Party look moderate if you are in the business of comparisons. And I am talking in general.

    As far as Spain, Rajoy and the popular party are finished politically.

  • Giancarlo85

    Anybody who thinks the US isn’t more right wing than Spain or UK needs to get a reality check as quickly as possible. Sorry notevenwrong… But you seem to be always wrong in every possible way.

  • Michel Filion

    Of course!!! (or should I say of intercourse!)

  • Sweetie Pie

    @Dakotahgeo: Yes we do….

  • o.codone

    Who has time to sit around and respond, over and over again to practically every single post on Queerty? Giancarla85 does. There a two possible explanations for this. Either she is a Queerty editor (or somehow employed by the website) or she needs to get a life. BB, do you have a career, school, a BF or at least some old guy who pays you for a BJ once in a while? Seriously, feed the dog, call your mother, go to the mall, take the garbage out, take up scrapbooking or something, but AT LEAST GET SOMETHING ELSE TO DO DURING THE DAY, because it’s starting to look strange that you have multiple, multiple posts on every single story every single day. I’m willing to give you the fact that maybe you’re disabled, perhaps in a wheelchair, maybe confined in jail and this is all you have going on. And, that’s okay. But if you’re a normal guy, then it’s time to close the computer and move on because not only is it overwhelmingly weird that you monopolize the comments section of every story, but the entire website has giancarla fatigue. You are hateful, negative, spiteful, trivial, petty and small. ENOUGH OF YOU IS ENOUGH. People just don’t want to hear from you every single day over and over and over again. God. Get a life girl.

    • Dakotahgeo

      @Giancarlo85: Not to mention… that many intelligent people on this website are retired from two, maybe even three former areas of employment and finally have a chance to sit back, sort through troglodykes’ silly rantings (also known as BS!) and can spot the BS at 50 miles and smell it at 25! (I’m sure you know who I mean?) My simple rule is… if it’s boring, just move on and have another sip of the caffeine (or… whatever else is on hand!).

  • whatsaywhat

    There is too much erroneous talk of Stephen Harper being “a relic of the Bush era” but in fact, his party was elected as a minority government (in reaction to spending scandals and general excesses of the sitting, anti-Bush Liberal government) in 2006. This was very much IN SPITE of Bush’s extreme and enduring unpopularity in Canada. Harper only got his majority government in 2011, 3 years after Barack Obama was elected. This success was because the Liberals twice failed to choose leaders who could connect with the public and because the country was on a high from the country’s economic success post-2008 (due to high global energy and resource prices – nothing the government had anything to do with).

    My point is that Canadian politics do not mimic American politics as many non-Canadians might think. Harper’s “Conservatives” were no farther right wing that the US’s Democrats. Justin Trudeau is not a symbolic figure in Canada like Obama was to Americans, and few are under the impression his party going to bring significant “hope and change,” apart from unseating a widely unpopular leader.

    As for his appearance – he has a good stylist. Until a few years ago he looked like a woman.

  • Giancarlo85

    @o.codone: So folks… this is what prescription meds do to someone. And too much Rush Limbuagh. You see it all here in writing. Should we have some pity for this poor soul?

    Naaaa…. you can’t fix stupid.

    Thanks for sharing! You don’t speak for anyone else here. I interact with others fine. You, however, are an unwanted parasite.

    I post every now and then, and I happen to be off work today. I am not disabled or in a wheel chair. That’s nice you hate people who are disabled. Doesn’t surprise me as you hate a lot of people.

  • Giancarlo85

    It’s even more hilarious he tells me to get a life, when he’s on here right now himself. I doubt codone could even hold a job for more than a month before he’s given the boot.

  • Kangol

    Justin Trudeau is very handsome, and his politics also are decent.

    I wish the New Democratic Party had won, but since that didn’t happen the Liberal Party was the FAR better option over Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. Trudeau’s plans sound like good ones.

    I hope he doesn’t start drifting or shifting rightward, as the Liberal Party has been known to do. (Rightward being a relative term, particular in comparison with US, British or Australian politics.)

  • AtticusBennett

    YAAAAAAAAAS!

    he marched with us in the pride parade last year. :)

  • Ron G Crichton Jr

    Jim Corbett -I still remember his Mommy w/o her panties @ Studio 54… Do you think he goes ‘Commando” too?

  • woogersam

    So, for the US not to be out-hansomed, it’s time for Gavin Newsom for Pres in 2020 then, if CA can spare him. He’ll most likely be Guv here then, though.

  • Giancarlo85

    @woogersam: Eric Garcetti could always run for governor for that to happen.

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