Hey so I started a blog that's about LGBTQ issues in Canada and I was wondering if you would boost this? LGBTQ issues are often discussed on tumblr but tends to be US-centric and there's little about discussed about the issues in Canada. The URL is lgbt-eh. Thanks!
alright sorry in advance but since tumblr is super us-centric, imma have to lay down some rad knowledge on my country because this shit is almost 150 years old so buckle up you maple leafs, the north wind is about to start blowing
canada was officially “created” in 1867 when a bunch of old white dudes took a trip to Charlottetown, PEI. this is the last time PEI was ever used or appreciated for anything other than anne of green gables or potatoes grown in red dirt. anyways 1867, that’s the year of confederation. our first “prime minister” was sir John A MacDonald, a drunk old white guy who didn’t do a whole lot other than oh yeah RAILROADS and fuckin CONFEDERATION. (real quick, keep in mind hat this canada was only four provinces and PEI was not actually one of them. all of our other great provinces and territories joined up later)
canada was problematic because it’s so fucking cold here that even the vikings left after a few seasons (yeah i’m looking at you, Leif) in newfoundland. that might explain why Newfoundland only joined after WW2 just kidding newfies we love you you crazy bastards
CANADA IS TRULY A PROBLEMATIC FAVE for many reasons but imma list only two 1) white people came and took land from the native american people, pretended to be chill and give it back, but essentially took the land back if they wanted to build shit or there was a natural resource or they were having a bad day. canada still has no idea how to properly treat it’s indigenous people and that’s a piss off and FUCK YOU GOVERNMENT 2) this country was a mad fucking battle between the french, the english, the aboriginal people, and eventually the americans (but they lost and left us alone because we rode our polar bears into battle) (I’m sorry that was misleading DO NOT TRY TO RIDE A POLAR BEAR YOU WILL DIE)
lemme talk a bit about the french/english problem - the french came and settled and we’ve got people like champlain and cartier and all those other fancy french dudes who came exploring up here. they chilled in what is now Quebec and the maritimes - the english were like “bloody hell” and so they attacked and managed to drive the french power out - they were mean and shitty and rude and i feel super bad for the french and the acadiens and i’m sorry that english people suck - to this day, there are still angry french people in Quebec who would really like to seperate from canada. now, this may seem all fun and whatever but HOLD UP because no offense quebec but you havent got that many resources. - FUN FACT NEW BRUNSWICK IS THE ONLY OFFICALLY BILINGUAL PROVINCE IN CANADA
SOME QUICK FUN FACTS ABOUT CANADA: 1) WE CHOSE OUR CAPITAL BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWO CITIES THAT WANTED TO BE THE CAPITAL (and it was on a river but who the fuck cares about that) 2) WE HAVE THE LONGEST OUTDOOR SKATING RINK 3) BEAVER TAILS ARE ACTUALLY EDIBLE DELICIOUS DEEP FRIED PASTRIES 4) EVERYONE KIND OF WISHES THEY LIVED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA BUT THEY ALL LIVE IN ONTARIO ANYWAYS 5) THE MARITIMES ARE TINY 6) WE HAVE HAD MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR TEN YEARS so sorry, angry americans who wanna come live here to escape marriage equality, canada is even gayer than the states! 7) WE ALL HATE OUR PRIME MINISTER AND HIS SWEATER VESTS BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF OLD PEOPLE (I’M LOOKING AT YOU, ALBERTA) WHO KEEP VOTING FOR HIM SO LET’S NOT DO THAT THIS TIME AROUND OKAY? OKAY
OKAY THANKS FRIENDS FOR READING YOU HAVE JUST LEARNED ABOUT CANADA SORRY FOR THE LONG POST!