Just so everyone is aware Col. Hadfield led a singalong from the ISS the other day. Canada has the coolest astronauts.
isomorphismes: Population distribution of the United States in units of Canadas.
I could live in that small dense Canada on the pacific coast. And maybe the big NW Canada. Or maybe I’ll just live in actual Canada.
I fucking love my country.
So my friend posted this marriage equality video from GB on his facebook tonight. Every time I watch it I get all watery eyed and such. I can only imagine what it must be like for Britons to fight for this. When Canada was approaching this I was just a kid in high school. I had other things that were more immediate in my mind: assignments, tests, not getting attacked by religious bigots (I attended a Catholic school). It was my last year in high school when everything came to a head and the federal government started the process of legalizing same-sex marriage. I cheered, as every gay did, and then opened my books to study for my final exams. Between the time the House of Commons introduced the Civil Marriage Act till the time it was given Royal Assent I wrote and passed all my exams, graduated from high school, and moved out of my mother’s house and into a small apartment shared with my father. And I remember very clearly talking with my friends after it passed about how good this was. Not great, just good. We were basically the first generation of gays to kind of grow-up with the fact that we could and probably would get married.
But now as an adult and seeing other countries (especially our neighbour to the south) struggle with this, I am struck by how much I regarded Canada doing this as not a big deal. It was a HUGE deal. Now, watching people in other countries fight for it, I know that Canadians here had to have fought for it and sat anxiously awaiting results. They fought for something I take for granted while I was worrying about things like the colour of my hair and whether dressing goth would be shocking for my Catholic teachers. Maybe it wasn’t a titanic struggle like it is in the USA but it was strived for and fought for and no less and accomplishment for that. People fought for not just their rights but, while I was busy being a teen fresh out of the closet, they fought for mine as well.
So I guess I would like to say “Thank you.”
This is why I love my country’s athletes. And he knows how to use a sword. I think I need to change my pants now…
HAPPY CANADA DAY to my fellow Canadians!!
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
I’m a proud Canadian and so lucky to have been raised in this country where I am surrounded by the politest and most gentle people in the world. =D
I’m so proud to be apart of this beautiful country! I couldn’t ask for a better place to call home!
Happy 145th Birthday Canada.
Thank you Canada for:
- Free Healthcare
- Marriage for all
- Not freezing me to death in Winter
- All the amazing multicultural festivals you have