Canada is rated the world's second most liberal nation, behind
only the Dutch and British Columbia's "LA of the North", Vancouver
is officially the fourth best city in the world to inhabit. It's
also a capital of the gay and cannabis worlds and I had the opportunity
to live there for a year, although I'd visited previously. Vancovouver's
is one of the real melting pots of the world. There are gay
so "metrosexual" you'd
hardly even know they were gay clubs anymore. As a Transexual, I've been
umpteen times by straight men...
Canadian TGirls rock! OK, so I'm British but I can still play a mean bootleg
rendition of Kurt Cobain's unreleased Nirvana classic, Marijuana that
I call Loose Vagina...
Despite the obvious heartbreaks of such situations, Vancouver deserves
to be lauded for it's meritable mix of people - the average club here
accomodates a large gay population, a number of lesbians, a transgender
and fetish minority, plus a lot of heterosexuals. In Vancouver, it's
you are, it's how you look and act that counts most. I'm not suggesting
that North America is superficial or anything, but being eye candy is
Some have said to
me that Canadians are more open minded than their southern neighbours;
others have said to me that Canadians are simply better at keeping
their true opinions to thmselves. Whatever the case, Canadians do shine
for their endearing friendliness, the ease with which it is possible
to make new connections and for their general fun loving outlook. Canada
has very liberal laws and same sex marriage became legal in 2004. For
anyone planning a holiday, Vancouver in the Summertime, especially around
to beat. And
for those of you resident there, just remember how good you got it on
the West Coast!
I love Vancouver and give thanks to the many cool people trying to find
their place in life I met while out there. Unlike Europe where things
are so well developed, Canada gives you a feeling of empowerment to create
your own world and I wish the very best to those who have that precious
opportunity to take an active role in the creation of a state's future.
I'd also recommend visiting Canada to anyone; this is one beautiful country.
There are tons of places in Vancouver to go, though mostly these are
downtown and much is centred on Davie Street, Vancouver's gay village.
Here are a few: