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CANADA

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Different for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Recognized on national level
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Only in some areas
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in CANADA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes

No, there is no police protection (22%) No, the police might harass us (0 %) No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather (0 %) Yes (77%)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in CANADA...
Summer (user currently living in CANADA) posted for straight readers on 16/04/2012 +10
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Hi,

I'm not gay but I still wanted to share a little story with you. It's not about me but more about my family. Even if non-religious family, we still kept the old costum of giving godparents to a child where I'm from. That's how I ended up having not a godmother and a godfather, but actually two godfathers since my uncle is gay. And I couldn't have chose better mentors than him and his boyfriend ! When I was young, my uncles would always play with me and they supported me throught school as I grew up. My father and his brother were really close so I got to see my beloved godfathers often. When I entered university, my uncle gave me good advice that followed me throught a Ph D.

I love my uncles and I'm proud to say that I grew up thinking that love could bloom everywhere and in any kind of couples ! I only learned in elementary school that some conversative stupid people consider same-sex couple ÂŤ not correct Âť and I was shocked. I wish we could live in a world where every little kids would have the chance I had. I wish we could live in a world where we could choose our partner with our heart and not because of what others say. I wish we could live in a would where having two godfathers or two godmothers is perfectly normal and people wouldn't be surprise when I tell them that.
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Summer (user currently living in CANADA) posted for straight readers on 16/04/2012 +10
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Hi,

I'm not gay but I still wanted to share a little story with you. It's not about me but more about my family. Even if non-religious family, we still kept the old costum of giving godparents to a child where I'm from. That's how I ended up having not a godmother and a godfather, but actually two godfathers since my uncle is gay. And I couldn't have chose better mentors than him and his boyfriend ! When I was young, my uncles would always play with me and they supported me throught school as I grew up. My father and his brother were really close so I got to see my beloved godfathers often. When I entered university, my uncle gave me good advice that followed me throught a Ph D.

I love my uncles and I'm proud to say that I grew up thinking that love could bloom everywhere and in any kind of couples ! I only learned in elementary school that some conversative stupid people consider same-sex couple ÂŤ not correct Âť and I was shocked. I wish we could live in a world where every little kids would have the chance I had. I wish we could live in a world where we could choose our partner with our heart and not because of what others say. I wish we could live in a would where having two godfathers or two godmothers is perfectly normal and people wouldn't be surprise when I tell them that.
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