This is what passes for pride and progress these days.
Commemorative loonie marking progress for LGBTQ2 people unveiled in Toronto
TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled a commemorative loonie Tuesday to mark what it called a key milestone for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited people, with the government saying the coin symbolized progress while highlighting the work that still needs to be done to advance equality.
Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau was amongst a number of dignitaries who gathered in Toronto to unveil the new one-dollar coin that pays tribute to Parliament’s passing of legislation that “initiated the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada” in 1969.
The coin, which is now in circulation, combines the words “Equality-Egalite” with the work of Vancouver-based artist Joe Average.
“For too long, people didn’t listen. They didn’t extend compassion or empathy or understanding,” Morneau said. “Because of that, years ago, people made it a crime to love in Canada. We made being yourself a punishable offence.”
Morneau also acknowledged the views of those who’ve said the coin’s theme suggests the work to achieve equality is complete.
“They recognize, as we should all recognize, that we are not at the end of this path,” he said. “We have much more to do.”
I must be behind the times, I didn’t realize they added a ‘2’ to the LGBTQSDDFSKLJZXCVHLKJHFSD or whatever it is these days. What is a “two-spirited person” anyways? Nevermind. I don’t want to know.
“Joe Average” isn’t joking when he says they have much more work to do. You didn’t really think they’d stop and be happy with just being able to practice sodomy in their homes, did you? They won’t be happy until it pervades ALL of our culture. Until it’s taught as normal in schools. And it’ll get worse. I’m telling you right now some day some years from now pedophilia will be foisted onto us. It already is. Given how much we have tolerated already it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re trying. Frankly, unless we push back extremely hard, they may get their way. They’re already making inroads. Lots of articles have been published on this and the uproar even for those isn’t as loud as it should be.