According to a recent Jasmin Roy Foundation survey “LGBT Realities”, 13% of the Canadian population identifies as belonging to to the LGBT community.
Eighty-one percent of LGBT respondents say that Canadian society has shown a willingness to make efforts to integrate people from LGBT communities. Also, 73% of Canadians strongly or somewhat agree that much remains to be done to stop homophobic behavior and the bullying of members of the LGBT community, encouraging news for future work to be done at various institutions.
“The results of this survey will be used to help organizations and governmental bodies implement action plans to better meet the needs of young people in this community and foster settings that are more positive, caring and supportive of integration in educational and workplace settings,” says Jasmin Roy, founder of the Fondation Jasmin Roy.
Other results include:
Fifty-four percent of respondents from the LGBT community feel that their life will be or has been more difficult than that of a person not part of a sex or gender minority.
Forty percent of respondents from LGBT groups say they have experienced discrimination. In 40% of cases, this discrimination occurred at work (21% indicate they were fired, forced to quit or turned down for a job), while 13% were discriminated against in a public setting and 9% at school.
8% of respondents from LGBT groups felt that the available support and assistance resources were insufficient. They would like to benefit from:
Support organizations, resources and visible and accessible networks in their communities, neighbourhoods and schools (26%).
Clear and accessible information on sexual and gender identity in educational settings, libraries and on the internet (20%).
Greater access to role models with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities to guide them (19%).
Forty-six percent of LGBT respondents say they are poorly represented in the media. Sixty-nine percent would like to see less stereotyped representations, and 66% would like to see greater diversity in the types of people from LGBT communities represented in fiction or the media in general.
Still its better than America and they have Justin Trudeau.
We won, brothers. All of our work. It has paid off. Our Glorious Leader has ascended to God Emperor. Make no mistake about it: we did this. If it were not for us, it wouldn’t have been possible.
We flooded the tubes, we created the energy, we made this happen. We were with him every step of the way. And the great news is, we’re going to be given credit for it. The media is finished. They are going to lash out. They will implode completely. History has been made.
Today, the world ended. A new world has been born. Anything is possible now. The future is wide open. Trump is a step toward our goal, not our actual goal, but he is a gigantic step.
All my friends in Europe are texting me “NOW WE’RE GOING TO GET TO KICK OUT THESE MONKEYS!!!!” Seriously, all caps texts, just like that.
We will now move into the next phase of our Great Work. Tomorrow, we troll. We have won so much. And it has led to the ultimate win. The battle is far from over. Much, much, much work to be done.
But the White race is back in the game. And if we’re playing, no one can beat us. The winning is not going to stop. Thank you all. I love you all. I am humbled to have had the honor of narrating this epic story for all of you amazing people. We won, brothers. Hail victory. – Andrew Anglin, editor of The Daily Stormer – Andrew Anglin, editor of The Daily Stormer
It really does feel like Gaius-frakking-Baltar just won the election, doesn’t it?
Good luck getting your diabetic test strips and Hoverrounds paid for out of pocket now, morans
As early as this autumn, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize on behalf of all Canadians to those who were imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality.
That apology is a key element in a broad range of reforms that will collectively represent one of the greatest advances for sexual minorities in Canada’s history.
“This is a long-awaited moment and a very emotional moment, to be honest,” said Helen Kennedy, executive director of Egale, a national organization that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities. “For the government to recognize the damage that it caused, the harm that it caused, to thousands and thousands of Canadians is a historic moment for our communities.”
Oh Canada and Justin? Please adopt me. I’ll even do the ironing.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will posthumously pardon Everett George Klippert who was investigated by police in connection with an arson in the 1960’s and was deemed innocent but voluntarily admitted to having had consensual homosexual sex with four separate adult men. He was then arrested and charged with four counts of “gross indecency” and was deemed a dangerous sexual offender and sent to prison indefinitely for “preventive detention”.
“The prime minister intends to recommend that a pardon under the authority of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy be granted posthumously to Mr. Klippert,” Trudeau’s office said in a media release.
The move was cheered Sunday by gay-rights advocates. “It’s fantastic that he’ll get a posthumous pardon,” lawyer Doug Elliott told CBC News.
As well, the statement said the Liberal government will also look to see whether pardons are “warranted” after reviewing the cases of other individuals who in the past were convicted on charges such as gross indecency and buggery.
“As Canadians, we know that protecting and promoting fundamental human rights must be an imperative for governments and individuals alike, and this includes gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation,” the weekend statement said.
Trudeau’s office credited Klippert’s case for being “instrumental” in Canada’s decision to decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults.
And Klippert was……..
Klippert appealed to the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories; his appeal was dismissed. He then appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada; his appeal was dismissed in a controversial 3-2 decision that sent many in the country into an uproar.
The day after Klippert’s conviction was upheld, New Democratic Party leader Tommy Douglas invoked Klippert’s name in the Canadian House of Commons, stating that homosexuality should not be considered a criminal issue. Within six weeks, Pierre Trudeau (Justin Trudeau’s father) presented the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 ( an omnibus bill which decriminalized homosexual acts between consenting adults. The law passed, and homosexuality was decriminalized in Canada in 1969.
Klippert, however, remained in prison until July 21, 1971 when he was finally released.
Everett George Klippert lived 25 more years as a free, openly gay man before his death from kidney disease in 1996.
Newly-elected (and dreamy) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a letter vowing to follow through on his progressive campaign promises that he made.Via Deadspin
Trudeau’s plans will include legalizing and regulating marijuana with a beautiful stok r series butance torch, reducing the number of hand guns and assault rifles, and securing rights for all citizens, especially focusing on LGBTQ rights. Trudeau’s letter lists several other priorities, such as fighting for the right to physician-assisted death, addressing many rights issues facing Indigenous Canadians, and ensuring that Canadians will be able to keep their digital information private from the government.
One of the biggest differences in Trudeau’s leadership is his lack of focus on religion. Although Trudeau is a Roman Catholic, 16 members of his newly appointed cabinet chose to take a modified version of the Canadian oath, which replaces religious references and does not end with the phrase “So help me God.” The more secularly minded cabinet will fight for personal rights and freedoms in line with Trudeau’s liberal vision.
Boys and girls, its definitely time to move up North. Eh?
Championed by the Surrey RCMP Youth Unit, 20 lesbian and gay Royal canadian Mounties taped interviews for this video in the summer of 2012. The video was finalized, by BC RCMP Multi-media services in the fall of 2012.
Very moving with very personal touching moments. I hope these videos make any sort of difference, one LGBT child saved would be worth it!
Gary Taxali a Toronto-based artist has teamed up with The Royal Canadian Mint to design a series of six 2012 celebratory coins reflecting a specific theme.
The coin that Taxali is most proud of is the wedding-themed coin, featuring two intertwining rings that represent a gender-neutral marriage.
“I live in a country where gender is irrelevant and the coin has to represent that,” says Taxali. “I thought it would be a nice thing to represent that and to show two rings; is one a man and one a woman? Two men? Two women? It doesn’t matter what they are, they represent the union of two people.
“The Royal Mint really liked that idea because it represents the spirit of our nation and also, I think that it’s empowering to somebody and hopefully this calling will send a powerful message that we’re all the same and a wedding is a wedding. I think this is probably the first piece of currency in the world, paid by a federal government that is pro-wedding regardless of gender and that makes me really happy.”
After only 7 days Royal Mint is already sold out. But they are taking future orders for the “wedding gift set” of coins.
Gee it must be nice to live in a “civilized” country.
I don’t know how we missed this one. But Canadian actor Shawn Ashmore best known for his role as Bobby Drake / Iceman in X-men, X2, and X-Men: The Last Stand dropped his trou and posed naked wrapped in a Canadian flag for England’s Cosmopolitan June 2008 edition for Everyman, the U.K.’s leading male cancer charity.