Trudeau awarded for LGBT advocacy: ‘I will fight with you’
TORONTO, May 25, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to continue advancing the homosexual, bisexual, lesbian and and transgender agenda when receiving an award Thursday night from the homosexual activist lobby group, Egale Canada.
“I am on your side. I will fight for you, and I will fight with you,” Trudeau told those gathered at the Toronto Hilton for the Egale Identity Gala, according to Canadian Press.
“Our entire government is committed to full equality for the queer community. You have my word on that.”
Trudeau received a standing ovation from the crowd in the rainbow-hued hotel ballroom as he went up to receive Egale’s inaugural leadership award for LGBTQ advocacy.
But he said there was more to be done, reported Canadian Press.
Trudeau expressed disappointment that what he characterized as discriminatory regulations are still in place to prevent sexually active homosexual men from donating blood or organs.
Trudeau also said more progress is needed in efforts to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ youth, and violence among the transgender people.
He described apologizing in the House of Commons in November 2017 for the so-called “purge” of individuals who were fired from the public services or discharged from the military because of their homosexuality as one of the most poignant moments of his political career.
Trudeau kept his children home from school so they could be in the gallery to witness the event, he said.
“Ella and Xav watched their dad stand on the floor of the House of Commons, surrounded by colleagues, and promise that we as a nation will do better,” Trudeau said.
“It was an incredible day that I will never forget, and I certainly don’t think they will either. And I am deeply privileged to be part of this larger moment.”
That day was also memorable for Trudeau’s promise to stamp out ongoing alleged discrimination against LGBTQ persons.
“We will ensure there are systems in place so these kinds of hateful practices are a thing of the past. Discrimination and oppression of LGBTQ2 Canadians will not be tolerated,” the prime minister said.
The Liberal government also released the same day details of an unprecedented $145 million out-of-court settlement of the class action lawsuit launched a year earlier by Toronto lawyer Douglas Elliott on behalf of LGBTQ persons for alleged past discrimination by the government.
The Liberals agreed to pay out $110 million for individual compensation, and $20 million for “legal fees and administration.”
Trudeau further promised $16 million to launch an LGBT propaganda campaign, ostensibly as reparation for historical wrongs to LGBT people.
The Liberals also released details on further funding for “initiatives to support LGBTQ2 communities and promote diversity and inclusion.”
That included a pledge of “more than $770,000” to Egale -- to support “the Legalizing Love: The Road to June 27, 1969 project that will involve a travelling exhibit showcased in 10 cities across Canada, which will highlight queer Canadian history with a focus on pre-colonization to legalization.”
The Liberals also earmarked $250,000 to deal with an “anticipated increase in demand for services from LGBTQ2 individuals.”
Trudeau also introduced a bill at that time to expunge and destroy criminal records of those previously convicted of homosexual activity.
Much of these Liberal actions -- apology, compensation, and expunging of criminal records -- were among the recommendations in Egale’s June 2016 Just Society report, the chief writer of which was Douglas Elliott.
The Trudeau government has committed to follow all recommendations.
That included tabling a bill in March 2017 to repeal Section 159 of the Criminal Code, which bans anal sex between more than two people, in public, and for anyone under age 18.
An Egale award to Trudeau, then, should come as no surprise.
But Trudeau’s sympathy for the LGBTQ cause has manifested itself in other ways.
In June 2016, he became the first prime minister to raise the “LGBT” flag on Parliament Hill, and to march in a homosexual Pride Parade.
In June 2017, Trudeau again marched in Toronto’s Pride Parade, this time wearing Muslim-themed socks and bringing with his wife and two oldest children children to the notoriously lewd spectacle.
Trudeau also advanced the transgender cause by passing Bill C-16, which added “gender expression” and “gender identity” to Canada’s Human Rights Code and the Criminal Code’s hate crime section.
Critics warned Canadians could face jail time for disavowing gender ideology, and free-speech advocate Jordan Peterson rose to fame opposing the law as “compelled speech.”
The Trudeau Liberals are actively pushing the LGBTQ agenda in the public service.
In February 2017, February 2017, Canadians learned the Trudeau government is forcing public servants to take a pro-LGBT ‘gender equality’ test, with unspecified consequences if they refused or failed to provide the appropriate ‘feminist’ answers.
The Canadian military under Trudeau responded to Trump’s ban on transgender military members by trumpeting the fact that they actively recruit LGBT people.