Since , when the Province of British Columbia announced the legalization of same-sex marriage, Vancouver and Victoria have become favored sites for gay and lesbian weddings. Same-sex marriage is now legal throughout Canada. Information about the process is listed on the invaluable www. Vancouver's official tourism website, www. What San Francisco is to the United States, Vancouver is to Canada -- a hip, laid-back town with a large, thriving gay community.
List of the first LGBT holders of political offices in Canada
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The following is a list of the first openly LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender holders of elected or appointed political office in Canada. LGBT people have served at all three main levels of political office in Canada: municipal, provincial and federal. In addition to the milestones noted below, Canada has also had a number of prominent politicians who were not out as LGBT during their careers in politics, either coming out after they retired or being officially outed only in posthumous biographical sources, as well as openly LGBT politicians whose election or appointment to office was not a historically significant first as other LGBT people had already held the same office before them. As of , Nunavut is the only province or territory in Canada which has not been represented by any known LGBT politicians at any level of government. At least two federal MPs who predated Robinson, Heward Grafftey and Charles Lapointe , and one who was first elected alongside him in , Ian Waddell , are known to have come out as gay or bisexual after their retirement from politics.
Tips for Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Vancouver
You can put that down to its breathtaking sights, extensive bicycle paths and nature, and easygoing LGBT-friendly populace: in fact, this summer the country celebrates ten years of marriage equality. One of Opus's team members is openly gay concierge Caleb Donszelmann, who juggles everything from check-ins to providing guests with use of complimentary bicycles and driving guests to their downtown destinations. Originally from Alberta, Donszelman moved to Vancouver in and quickly immersed himself. You can walk anywhere downtown and see people holding hands. A guest said that staying at the Opus is like your cool friend giving you the keys to their apartment in the city.
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