The 2024 election heat has started getting burning hot in the US, but appears Canada is already feeling burns from it.
The next president of the United States has not even been elected yet, Canada has declared the US as the most unsafe nation for the LGBTQ+ community already. This premature assertion seems akin to election interference.
In a surprising move, Canada has updated its travel advisory concerning the United States, cautioning LGBTQ+2S travelers about potential vulnerability due to state and local laws. This follows a rise in state-level legislation targeting this community.
Global Affairs Canada, the department responsible for international relations, issued the advisory on Tuesday. The department employed the abbreviation “2S” to encompass “two-spirit,” reflecting a range of Indigenous gender identities in Canada.
Don’t go to the US, says Canada
The advisory urges travelers to be aware of the legal landscape in various states and locales that might impact LGBTQ+2SL individuals. This development underscores the ongoing impact of legislative decisions on cross-border relations and social considerations.
The webpage also provides a connection to more comprehensive guidance on the exposure of LGBTQ individuals to local regulations in their travel destinations, “even if these laws infringe on your human rights.”
Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, a previous foreign minister, shared with reporters on Tuesday that the travel counsel was revised due to Ottawa’s commitment to “the interests and the safety of every single Canadian.”
She emphasized that the government employs experts to diligently assess global conditions and identify potential risks to specific Canadian groups. Characterizing it as “the right thing to do,” she highlighted the priority placed on safeguarding citizens through such advisory updates.
While the advisory didn’t specify state laws, a department spokesperson referenced recent U.S. legislation “banning drag shows and restricting the transgender community from access to gender-affirming care,” among other limitations, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
The ‘Woke’ Dilemma
Canada highlights over 500 anti-LGBTQ laws introduced by state representatives, house members, or senators, indicating an unexpected shift towards stringent measures against human rights in the U.S.
Although, Gender has actually ignited a heated debate in present-day America. The Democratic Party asserts the existence of multiple genders, while the Republican Party (GOP) contends that only two biological genders exist, a viewpoint grounded in biological fact.
As the Democrats champion the LGBTQ+ community, conservative figures like Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy have garnered support by challenging the status quo.
American sentiments have shifted, and skepticism regarding the gender discourse is on the rise. This shift is reflected in the surge of anti-LGBTQ legislation and discussions across the United States.
With the 2024 election on the horizon, the nation might move toward stricter enforcement of a ‘two-gender’ policy, given the evolving public sentiment.
Meddling ahead of 2024
Justin Trudeau, apprehensive of a potential Trump resurgence in the 2024 White House race, has taken an unusual stance. In a bid to align with the ‘multi-gender clan,’ he issued a public travel advisory branding the US unsafe.
This proclamation comes from a nation grappling with escalating crime rates and a drug crisis that has devastated generations.
Trudeau’s concern over the US election outcome stems from the realization that regardless of the result, its impact will reverberate across the Western world, propelling him to navigate uncertain diplomatic terrain.
Trudeau’s meddling takes a peculiar turn as he brands the US unsafe to align with ‘multi-gender’ views.
Regardless, a GOP return and potential gender shift appear imminent in the US, despite his efforts. Such tactics only underscore his questionable diplomacy and seem unlikely to alter the broader course of events.