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(Canada.com)   Being a gay Iranian immigrant in Canada is supposed to be easier than being gay in Iran, that is, if they had gays in Iran   (canada.com ) divider line
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2011-12-01 08:45:58 PM  
Cut the attacker's nuts off, he's undeserving of them. I'm open for suggestions as to what to do with his female accomplice.
 
2011-12-01 08:46:04 PM  
I'm curious which particular brand of xenophobia precipitated this incident. Not that it makes it better whichever way it was.
 
2011-12-01 08:48:28 PM  
Toronto police say Daniel Da Silva, 21, has been charged with assault with a weapon.

Sounds Mexican.
 
2011-12-01 08:48:53 PM  
Where is wierd Al? I am pretty sure there is a song in this somewhere

/Eskimo jokes to ensue?
 
2011-12-01 08:49:41 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Toronto police say Daniel Da Silva, 21, has been charged with assault with a weapon.

Sounds Mexican.


Portuguese.
 
2011-12-01 08:51:30 PM  
Canadians, I am disappoint.
 
2011-12-01 08:51:37 PM  
``I come to Canada, a country that carries the name of human rights, and you see something like this happen at a college. . . . I came here to be free . . . where can I go now?''

There are idiots everywhere. No country will ever be free of them as long as there is freedom. But at least in places like Canada the cops are going after him, not you.
 
2011-12-01 08:52:03 PM  
"Mojtaba arrived in Toronto with the assistance of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees - a non-governmental organization that helps Iranian gays, lesbians and transgendered people seek asylum in countries like Canada."
 
2011-12-01 08:52:11 PM  
It's a little easier. He wasn't arrested and executed. His own family didn't kill him to protect their honor. It's not easy anywhere, though.
 
2011-12-01 08:52:48 PM  
But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.
 
2011-12-01 08:54:47 PM  

Walker: Canadians, I am disappoint.


Canadians are disappoint, too.
 
2011-12-01 08:56:27 PM  
Why is it okay to say "the gays", but not okay to say "the blacks".

Just curious.

Also, if you're playing cards, does the race card trump the gay card? And is the bisexual card considered wild?
 
2011-12-01 08:57:18 PM  
Oh, and I want to apologize for my lack of a question mark at the end of my inquiry. All I can say in my defense is that I'm on pills.
 
2011-12-01 08:58:01 PM  

MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.


This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.
 
2011-12-01 08:58:52 PM  

MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times.


I think the people you talk to might be telling you something, only nicely.
 
2011-12-01 09:00:26 PM  

Walker: Canadians, I am disappoint.


Indeed. I blame myself for the actions of two dumbasses.
 
2011-12-01 09:00:50 PM  

FunkOut: This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.


Are you high?
 
2011-12-01 09:01:50 PM  
shiatty.

Scary story, enhanced by leading with "throat slashed" and later elaborating "with a sharp pencil".
 
2011-12-01 09:04:02 PM  
Television portrayed Canadians to me as a bunch of happy-go-lucky people with flapping heads who liked to fart, queef, and search for treasure... But there was that Scott guy who was a dick...
 
2011-12-01 09:04:38 PM  

FunkOut: MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.

This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.


Are there other cities IN Canada?
 
2011-12-01 09:07:00 PM  

MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.


Just mention the Québecois to most Canadians and you'll get to take a peek behind that polite facade.
 
2011-12-01 09:10:37 PM  
In Iran, gays are encouraged to undergo sex changes, said the executive director for the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees.

``I've heard reports that psychologists in Iran would say, I think you should change your sexuality, maybe there is a woman inside you and you will have to go for an operation,'' said Arsham Parsi.


Holy s**t, they hey gays but promote this?

/is moving to Iran
//cuz of the pro-trans thing, not the anti-gay thing. That's sad :(
///okay, nvm, Iran still sucks
 
2011-12-01 09:11:37 PM  

RealAmericanHero: Holy s**t, they hey gays but promote this?


Hate* obviously
 
2011-12-01 09:11:52 PM  

bighasbeen: ``I come to Canada, a country that carries the name of human rights, and you see something like this happen at a college. . . . I came here to be free . . . where can I go now?'

There are idiots everywhere. No country will ever be free of them as long as there is freedom. But at least in places like Canada the cops are going after him, not you.


Ah ... Canada isn't really -that- free.
 
2011-12-01 09:13:52 PM  
From Wiki:
Before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the issue of transsexuality in Iran had never been officially addressed by the government. Beginning in the mid-1980s, however, transsexual individuals were officially recognized by the government and allowed to undergo sex reassignment surgery. As of 2008, Iran carries out more sex change operations than any other nation in the world except for Thailand. The government provides up to half the cost for those needing financial assistance, and a sex change is recognised on the birth certificate.

Mind. F**king. Blown. Iran is less backwards than the US on an issue. *detonates*
 
2011-12-01 09:17:46 PM  

Nihilist's Guide to Reticent Entropy: Why is it okay to say "the gays", but not okay to say "the blacks".

Just curious.

Also, if you're playing cards, does the race card trump the gay card? And is the bisexual card considered wild?


It's not okay, it's just more socially acceptable.

People have largely realized that "the blacks" aren't a monolithic group, so in almost any context saying "the blacks" makes you sound like an ignorant bigot.

People are just not starting to realize that, hey, not all gays look and act like the walking-talking-stereotypes that show up in movies and TV. But that realization is still largely steeped in seeing people as "bears" or "twinks", "diesel dykes" or "lipstick lesbians". Somehow it's a real farking challenge for some people to realize that your sexuality doesn't necessarily dictate anything other than who you want to screw.
 
2011-12-01 09:19:00 PM  

RealAmericanHero: From Wiki:
Before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the issue of transsexuality in Iran had never been officially addressed by the government. Beginning in the mid-1980s, however, transsexual individuals were officially recognized by the government and allowed to undergo sex reassignment surgery. As of 2008, Iran carries out more sex change operations than any other nation in the world except for Thailand. The government provides up to half the cost for those needing financial assistance, and a sex change is recognised on the birth certificate.

Mind. F**king. Blown. Iran is less backwards than the US on an issue. *detonates*


Iran also has paid maternity leave.
 
2011-12-01 09:20:11 PM  

RealAmericanHero: In Iran, gays are encouraged to undergo sex changes, said the executive director for the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees.

``I've heard reports that psychologists in Iran would say, I think you should change your sexuality, maybe there is a woman inside you and you will have to go for an operation,'' said Arsham Parsi.

Holy s**t, they hey gays but promote this?

/is moving to Iran
//cuz of the pro-trans thing, not the anti-gay thing. That's sad :(
///okay, nvm, Iran still sucks


This is true. There is a documentary about this called "Be Like Others". Of course, the Iranian theocracy promotes the procedure as a "cure" for homosexuality, which runs counter to motivations for the procedure everywhere else on the planet where it is provided.
 
2011-12-01 09:21:48 PM  

RealAmericanHero: From Wiki:
Before the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the issue of transsexuality in Iran had never been officially addressed by the government. Beginning in the mid-1980s, however, transsexual individuals were officially recognized by the government and allowed to undergo sex reassignment surgery. As of 2008, Iran carries out more sex change operations than any other nation in the world except for Thailand. The government provides up to half the cost for those needing financial assistance, and a sex change is recognised on the birth certificate.

Mind. F**king. Blown. Iran is less backwards than the US on an issue. *detonates*


It's not "less backwards" because they see homosexuals as transsexuals. Just because a guy wants to screw another guy does not mean he wants to be a woman.
 
2011-12-01 09:24:34 PM  

Satanus Maximus: Television portrayed Canadians to me as a bunch of happy-go-lucky people with flapping heads who liked to fart, queef, and search for treasure... But there was that Scott guy who was a dick...


FTW
 
2011-12-01 09:27:17 PM  

GhostFish: It's not "less backwards" because they see homosexuals as transsexuals. Just because a guy wants to screw another guy does not mean he wants to be a woman.


They may have a stupid reason and Iran is still evil in just about every other regard, but it's still a better policy (towards trans people, not gays) than the US has. I'm hardly lauding their hanging gays from billboards and tunnels constantly but at the same time it's pretty shocking to me that they have such a pro-trans policy (even if, once again, it's for the wrong reasons.)

Point being, I'm sticking by the "less backwards" thing. :)
 
2011-12-01 09:27:49 PM  

MemeSlave: FunkOut: MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.

This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.

Are there other cities IN Canada?


No, just hockey arenas, fur trading posts and the occasional sugar camp (or cabane à sucre for my Quebecois compatriots). Generally we just meet at popular portage routes, drink Tim's and shoot the shiat ... about hockey, fur trading, maple sugar, our majestic Canadian beaver, how nice we are and how we hate all Americans because they're a bunch of dickbag know nothing know-it-alls who aren't better than us because they're just a bunch of dicks.

It's true, I am a professional Canadian.
 
2011-12-01 09:28:16 PM  
Gays should really learn to fight, like everyone else who gets picked on.

Anyway, Iranian dude is a dumbass if he thinks just because it's Canada or some Western country he'll not got hassle from idiots.
 
2011-12-01 09:36:07 PM  

MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.


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2011-12-01 09:39:08 PM  

GungFu: Gays should really learn to fight, like everyone else who gets picked on.

Anyway, Iranian dude is a dumbass if he thinks just because it's Canada or some Western country he'll not got hassle from idiots.


There are jerks all over the world! The actions of a a few bigots don't represent an entire city or country.
 
2011-12-01 09:39:36 PM  
America: Canada's turgid and aggressive-aggressive pants.
 
2011-12-01 09:39:39 PM  

MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.


I do think Canadians are very nice, but they do talk about it a lot... It never really bothered me, but I wonder why they feel the need to do that.
 
2011-12-01 09:41:50 PM  
Obviously, looking at the guy in class gave him a funny feeling in his pants, so he had to beat him in retaliation.
 
2011-12-01 09:44:33 PM  

FunkOut: MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.

This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.


No true-scots. . . . er . . . Canadian lives in Toronto!
 
2011-12-01 09:49:00 PM  
I hope that stupid farking porkchop likes trying to find a job with a record.
 
2011-12-01 10:02:29 PM  
TFA: ``I come to Canada, a country that carries the name of human rights, and you see something like this happen at a college. . . . I came here to be free . . . where can I go now?''

San Francisco or New York.
 
2011-12-01 10:15:52 PM  

Likwit: I do think Canadians are very nice, but they do talk about it a lot... It never really bothered me, but I wonder why they feel the need to do that.


Really? Canadian comedians talk about it in a sort of self-deprecating way, but I've never heard another Canadian talk about just how nice we're supposed to be.
 
2011-12-01 10:20:22 PM  

MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.


You're a f*cking dick.

I hope that was clear enough for you. Just so you know that we're all not passive aggressive.
 
2011-12-01 10:23:59 PM  
WTF, Canada? You are our last hope for decency on this continent, for crying out loud!
 
2011-12-01 10:35:43 PM  

wellreadneck: Just mention the Québecois to most Canadians and you'll get to take a peek behind that polite facade.


Better yet, mention to the Québecois that they still live in Canada.
 
2011-12-01 10:39:57 PM  

whatshisname: FunkOut: This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.

Are you high?


Well, I am in the vicinity of Vancouver...
 
2011-12-01 10:51:12 PM  

MooseUpNorth: I think the people you talk to might be telling you something, only nicely.


That Canada, and Canadians, suck? I'd prefer they just came right out and said it.

/Canada sucks
 
2011-12-01 11:00:36 PM  

FunkOut: MoeSzyslak: But they're the nicest people in the world!!! Just talk to one for thirty seconds and I'm sure they will tell you how nice Canadians are at least five times. Saying something doesn't make it so.

/Canada, America's envious passive aggressive hat.

This was in Toronto. Most of Toronto desperately wishes they were Americans. It's the most American city in Canada besides a couple in Alberta.


That's because Ontario sucks.

/actually loves Toronto and Ontario
 
2011-12-01 11:18:33 PM  
FTA: "``I come to Canada, a country that carries the name of human rights, and you see something like this happen at a college. . . . I came here to be free . . . where can I go now?''


I hear Israel is quite tolerant of gays...

Oh, wait...
 
2011-12-01 11:29:49 PM  

Caelistis: That Canada, and Canadians, suck? I'd prefer they just came right out and said it.

/Canada sucks



Ever been to Canada, Cletis?
 
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