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Gay Friendly Canada

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Pride - Coast to Coast
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We are thrilled to be publishing our 17th annual Gay Friendly Canada Guide in multi-media formats once again this year, after missing a year due to the global pandemic. However you choose to get your media, whether in print, or online, we have you covered. In addition to print, we also offer a downloadable online edition, a flip book edition, as well as a Kindle e-book edition on Amazon.

That said, many also enjoy hands on-adventure, and that’s where travel comes in. Canada has so much to offer from coast to coast, including an extensive LGBTQ+ network and infrastructure of organizations, hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The business community has also stepped up in a big way by sponsoring LGBTQ+ events, and starting to feature LGBTQ+ people in their mainstream advertising. Considering how things were not so long ago, it’s truly amazing to see major corporations, politicians, businesses, organizations, and people from all walks of life out on the streets waving the rainbow flag, and proclaiming Love is Love.

In a world where politicians in some places demonize the LGBTQ+ community for political gain, or others with anti-LGBTQ+ laws that punish, imprison and even kill LGBTQ+ individuals, Canada remains one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights and freedoms. Although not perfect and there is still work to be done, great progress has been made over the past sixty years or so. Canada is now known worldwide as a relatively safe destination for LGBTQ+ travellers, compared to many other countries around the world.

However, this was not always the case, but Canadian society has continued to evolve to the point where it is now socially, legally and politically unacceptable to discriminate based on race, gender, or sexual orientation. Even indifference or the unwillingness to engage with people of different mindsets has swayed public opinion in elections, and in everyday society.

As a result of this, and the bravery and heroic efforts of our LGBTQ+ pioneers, today Canada hosts Pride events from coast to coast and we are happy to feature Pride locations across Canada in this edition. You can check out all the details in our article on page 9.

We were also delighted to hear the recent announcement by the Canadian government that they will be investing $100 million in an historic action plan to help fund LGBTQ+ community organizations over a five year term, and we look forward to seeing it in action in the years ahead.

With all of that said, we hope you enjoy our 17th annual edition. Right now is also a great time to visit Canada, or to just get out there to enjoy all we have if you call Canada home.

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