Sunday, 18 June 2017

We're Pretty LGBT+ Friendly, Eh?

These days we finally have our priorities correct in Canada.


When I moved from Manitoba to Alberta 20 years ago, it was the most homophobic province in all of Canada. But now look at us! Woo hoo, Calgary and Mayor Naheed Nenshi, you rock!


Exactly how LGBT+ friendly is Canada? Hey, just look at our friggin' money!


And these are our postage stamps!


And this is our Prime Minister!


Why, we even love our neighbour to the south in a very special way!


Do you know why Canada is so LGBT+ friendly? Well, I'll tell you. It's all in our top secret demographics --

individual canadians confirmed as 5 gays in a trench coat

That's right! We've been fooling the world for years! We are ALL LGBT+ in Canada!


35 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Good for Canada, its been some journey! Warm greetings to you and nice week.

anne marie in philly said...

I wish the USA were as open and honest and accepting as canada. (sigh) we have a hell of a loooooong way to go.

when I last visited montreal in 1991, your paper money was not as gay. WOO HOO.

and a muslim mayor? OMB, do you know how many right-wing nutjob heads would explode at THAT?

I still wanna shag your justin trudeau; wish WE had such a LEADER, and not a LOSER!

Marie Smith said...

Yay for the mayor of Calgary. Well done, sir.

DEZMOND said...

You have a Muslim mayor? Uh oh...
I don't like Canadian prime minister for some reason, he smells fishy to me and my sense is never wrong....

Bob Slatten said...

And all this time I thought the US was a power top.
Go figure.

Linda deV said...

❤️💛💚💙💜

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this country 🍁

Rain said...

Love the photo of Trudeau :) I think that Canada is very open and wonderful and I'd never leave this country ever. There are pockets here in Quebec though that don't fit into your description. If you're not white, straight, Catholic and francophone, you're just not welcome. That's why we'll likely leave for the Maritimes in a few years. I'm so glad you've found your comfort Debra.

Leeanna Henderson said...

I love Canada! Y'all rock!

Adam said...

I don't think most Americans do realize how "low" the population of Canada really is.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, the population of Canada right now is about 40 million -- about the same number as California, I believe.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I love Canada! If only you had a Mediterranean climate!

mistress maddie said...

Wow! I never knew that about Canada's population. Make room for mama Debs.....I think I need to pop this gin joint! I love Canada, psent two whole summers up there years ago, and you have only shown more reasons why. And then that Justin.............

AntiquityTravelers said...

Amazing how inclusive Canada is of all its citizens. If only your neighbors to the South could take some friken notes

Janie Junebug said...

I'd love to lead a gay pride parade. That would be fun.

Love,
Janie

Anne Johnson said...

I love Justin Trudeau with the white hot passion of 10,000 suns.

Francie M said...

Well i come to this blog to learn something. Didn't know our money is gay or our geography so, hmmm, intrusive? :)

Ol'Buzzard said...

love your currency: it rocks
the Ol'Buzzard

Harry Hamid said...

I'm glad Canada is making inroads.

I live in the American South, but my city has had a lesbian mayor and just painted four crosswalks a couple blocks from here with rainbow stripes... permanently, I think.

And if Texas can do that, then surely Canada can.

Things are definitely moving in the right direction.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

My only issue with this post is that your decadent Prime Minister is wearing one shirt too many.
Happy Pride!








Miss Val's Creations said...

Such a wonderful country you live in!

Bob Johns said...

You know I'm going to love that first one!! Not to sound naive but is this week pride week for you as well? I still to this day wonder what road my life would have been if I would have taken that job in Canada dang it for falling in love here in the states!

Missy George said...

I have only been to Canada twice but enjoyed every minute. Get a little buggy in the summertime. I guess that's why a lot of Canadians go to Cape May New Jersey. Have a great week.

Jennifer said...

Hooray for Canada! I love your country and wish I could come live there.

And your PM is hot, hot, HOT! You all are so lucky.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Bob Johns -- Our Pride Parade here in Edmonton was last Saturday, June 10th. But our Pride celebrations last all month. Just yesterday I went to the annual Pride concert of our local LGBT+ choir, Edmonton Vocal Minority. Some large Canadian cities have their Pride Parades at different times over the summer (e.g. Toronto in July, Vancouver in August, and Montreal I think in August too?) to stagger the dates because lots of people attend from across the country at each.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Thank you for being the big spoon to our little spoon. But if you could please stop pushing your Ontario into our backs. It's just not going to happen tonight. I've had a really long day at work, and I really am quite tired.

e said...

Oh, my Goddess! So many lolz! I laughed, and then I laugh-cried, and then I wept bitter tears for my country.

But, mostly I laughed. Great funnies!

Happy Pride!!!

Bob Johns said...

WOW, that is awesome! I was wondering because Chicago's is this weekend.

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

My gawd we ROCK! One hell of a happy Canadian I am! :)

bill lisleman said...

times are changing - but very slowly

John Gray said...

Your prime minister's obvious joy at gay pride is rather moving

JACKIESUE said...

love canaderians..straight or gay.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love Canada! We rock! Great post Debra! I have to admit, I am upset with the Gay Pride parade for Toronto this year! Our police men and women are not aloud to participate, or wear their uniforms! Such a shame! I don't know if your heard about it? But, I totally disagree!! I feel bad for them!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Magic Love Crow -- Yes, I heard about the decisions made in Toronto and I disagree as well. In Edmonton, the police, armed forces and RCMP all marched in their uniforms in our Pride Parade. But they used or displayed no vehicles, sirens or weaponry. That was the compromise we reached in Alberta between minority groups and the police. No group should be excluded from participating in the Pride Parade unless they are a criminal group or opposed to Pride. And no other participating group should be able to hold Pride hostage or dictate the terms of the Parade.

Fundy Blue said...

I don't know which was funnier, the Canadian money or the US and Canada map, Debra! I have to admit, I've looked at the map of my two countries many times, but I've never though of it "THAT" way. You know what they say, "You can't unring a bell." I may never be able to look at a map of the two countries seriously again! LOL What a contrast between Trudeau and Trump!