"I am sorry"

Justin Trudeau offers tearful apology to LGBTQ community for Canada’s persecution of gay people

In an emotional speech in parliament delivered Tuesday, Justin Trudeau apologized for “Canada’s role in the systemic oppression, criminalization, and violence” of LGBTQ people.”

During the speech, Trudeau said:

“It is with shame and sorrow and deep regret for the things we have done that I stand here today and say, We were wrong. We apologize. I am sorry. We are sorry.”

Although homosexual activity became legal in 1969 throughout Canada, the country still fired thousands of LGBTQ people from government and military jobs for many years afterwards.

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Now, the government plans to pay $100 million to “compensate” any surviving victims of the country’s “gay purge”.

“You are professionals,” Trudeau said, eyes filling with tears. “You are patriots. And above all, you are innocent. And for all your suffering, you deserve justice, and you deserve peace.’

“Wrapping up an emotional day with members of the LGBTQ2 community,” he wrote later on Twitter. “Let’s keep moving forward together.”

Watch the entire speech below:


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29 Comments

    • Keith

      2 spirit for indigenous peoples. Try to keep up.

    • Kieran

      @Kaiser, I know right? It sounds like a robot from Star Wars.

    • JustHaizy

      No, it just mean Queer and Questioning

    • Mandrake

      I agree, LGBTQ2 is so diffuse and pretentious. Are we a community or aren’t we? How many more letters and numbers do we want to add?

    • Hussain-TheCanadian

      @Kaisar

      Is that all you took from this article? Has this not made you wonder why hasn’t any of your Presidents issued such an apology to the American LGBT community?

    • DCguy

      What a shock, one of Mo Bro’s anti-lgbt screenames immediately jumps on to this article and tries to deflect from the actual topic.

      The topic being that in Canada, the govt. just admitted to how lgbts were treated and apologized. Since the trolls job is to give cover to and defend the right wing Republican bigots in the country, they desperately have to try to change the subject.

      Please tell the RNC, or NOM to send us some better trolls, you’re terrible at this.

  • dali

    2 for “Two-spirit”: A term used by indigenous North Americans to describe certain people in their communities who traditionnaly fulfill a non man nor woman role in their culture.

  • Jaxton

    Cut the crap, Justin. Women were not persecuted for homosexuality in Canada. You should apologize to the many men who were persecuted, not the women.

    The anti-homosexual laws of Canada targeted men, not women. Lesbians were therefore not persecuted.

    Don’t you just hate it when the Left hijacks the genuine victimhood of men and replaces it with the false narrative that women were persecuted by the law for acts of homosexuality?

    • Keith

      He said that. Why are in such a tizzy? The recent term LGBTQ2 is the correct term and he’s using it. Get over yourself. Or you prefer the Conservative approach – return to 1950

    • Hussain-TheCanadian

      First of all, how do you know that Gay Women were not persecuted? Were you there? Did you conducted a sociological study and conducted interviews? Have you looked at government records spanning the last five decades?

      Second of all, did you look at the laws that targeted Gay Women in Canada? If I ask you right now, how many laws in Canada, from 1930 – 1996 that targeted the gay community, and the details of those laws, would you know?

      If not, why are you talking?

    • Miketicon

      You are a facepalm come to life. Just pathetic. How dare you presume to know that no women were persecuted? Answer: You don’t. It’s total BS.

  • prarie pup

    I love him so much. The only thing that could have made this hotter is if he’d said it in French.

  • Kangol

    He’s dreamy. But he needs to go beyond rhetoric, admirable though it is, and deal with ongoing real-time racism, homophobia and misogyny in Canada. Like Justin, what about the indigenous women who’ve gone missing and who’ve been killed in recent years?

  • SiamSam

    Trudeau is a child in an adult’s body, unfit to hold any political office. And he’s leader of a G7 nation thanks to Daddy and being “dreamy”. The times we live in.

    • DCguy

      I see Mo Bro picked a new troll name.

  • Jaxton

    Women need to stop hijacking the victimization of homosexual men. Go away, girls. You NEVER suffered legally as much as men did for committing homosexual acts.

    The Canadian anti-homosexual laws targeted men, not women. Stop pretending otherwise.

    • Miketicon

      Back with more of the same acrimonious, misogynistic comments, Jaxton. “Never suffered legally as much as men did”. Guess what? It’s not a contest for Most Persecuted Gender Based On Their Homosexuality. Your seething bitterness implies either some form of neuro/psychological disorder or that you’re simply a troll, in which case I just wasted my time responding.

    • DCguy

      Please directly state your point as to how the Prime Ministers statement in any way is harmful to Men or is untrue.

      You love to post your rambling anti-women posts up here all the time. Please detail out exactly how this has harmed you or was false. Because laws in Canada absolutely targeted both men and women.

      Facts please, or go back to Troll hell.

  • SiamSam

    Recognizing that homosexual men have been persecuted far more often than homosexual women is hardly “anti-women”, it’s historical fact. So sad to see queer men cucking hard for feminists who don’t give a sh*t about them except to co-opt them into their own movement.

  • GayRaccoon

    This was such an amazing speech. I live in Romania where discrimination and intolerance are rampant. I just wish I was Canadian instead and live in a country where politicians actually respect me, my lover and our relationship. Hats off, Mr. Trudeau!

  • UncleBuck

    I hope our President sees this. I am sure the world will take note and will also make adjustments. It is time to make things right and not let the so-called Christian beliefs rule our country. We are supposed to be a country where the separation of church and state was fought for so bravely.

  • cjh007

    I hope the White House does the same thing along with creating some workplace protections via federal legalization for HLTBI citizens! Some states and employers offer them already but something at a national level would really help. It’s when they have you captive in an obligatory dynamic like work that harassment and discrimination are at their worst. They have ALL day to subject you to their various tactics… I commend what he said/did. When others with a true contribution to make are disenfranchised merely due to race/religion/sexuality/gender everyone ultimately suffers and evolves less if at all.

    • cjh007

      Aside from the fact I got a of 20+ years who can support me that workplace harassment/discrimination is the #1 reason I don’t even try to work anymore! Gurl/Trick… That shit is as real as racism… ROFL!

    • cjh007

      As soon as I got a man I went back and was super nasty with all the bitches at work I only tolerated for a damn check! Ol’ mind game playing, flirting Gurl-rillas trying to get some at work as if they did a favor even hiring a gay! Just to spend all day trying conversion tactics you’d have to go to an anti-Gay treatment facility to otherwise experience! ROFL!

    • cjh007

      I played and trained soooooo many monkeys that way! There were times I even pretended to possibly be interested in females just to get hired! Only to completely queen out once I was in the door! We shouldn’t have to do that… I’ve had 40+ jobs in various industries from entry level to management and I had that shit down to a science! Hahahaha!

    • cjh007

      I hope America follows suit. ??????

  • Stilinski26

    lmao apologies but he allows isis terrorists to return to Canada clown

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