Canada warns LGBTQ+ citizens, don’t visit US

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Canada has warned LGBTQ+ citizens traveling to the U.S. that they may face discrimination if they visit some states.

A travel advisory issued by Global Affairs Canada on Tuesday morning said: “Some states have enacted laws and policies that may affect 2SLGBTQI+ [two spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning, intersex, and more] persons.”

The advisory did not specify which states it meant, but recommended that travelers “check relevant state and local laws” when planning trips.

A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said in a statement to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: “Since the beginning of 2023, certain states in the U.S. have passed laws banning drag shows and restricting the transgender community from access to gender-affirming care and from participation in sporting events.”

The statement continued: “The information is provided to enable travelers to make their own informed decisions regarding destinations. Outside Canada, laws and customs related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics can be very different from those in Canada.”

Canada’s deputy prime minister, Chrystia Freeland, said on Tuesday that the travel advisory was based on the judgment of professionals in the government department and should not be interpreted as a slight to the countries’ relationship.




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