In 1978, the Pink Triangle Press, which advertises itself as "Canada's leading gay and lesbian media organization," was charged with "possession of obscene material for the purpose of distribution" and "the use of mails for the purpose of transmitting anything that is obscene, indecent or scurrilous" for publishing an article titled "Men Loving Boys Loving Men."
In 1982, Judge Thomas Mercer ruled that the Pink Triangle Press article "does, in fact, advocate pedophilia," but said, "It is perfectly legal to advocate what in itself would be unacceptable to most Canadians."
Pedophilia was and is unacceptable for right-thinking people, but given the low age of consent in Canada, 14, the country is known for sex tourism, though not nearly as much as Thailand. The Pink Triangle Press is a Canadian cousin of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), another organization dedicated to making it legal for adult men to have sex with boys.
On a related note, the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary -- more commonly referred to as By Any Means Necessary or BAMN -- has ties to NAMBLA, with BAMN being the major organization behind the recent riots in Berkeley.
On yet another related note, the Green Party in Germany actively advocated for the legalization of adults having sex with minors as late as the 1980s. Gay groups were in lockstep at the time, though they try very hard to avoid the subject now.
In 2002, Ontario Superior Court Justice Robert McKinnon ruled that a 17-year-old gay high school student, Marc Hall, had the right to take his 21-year-old boyfriend to the prom at Monsignor John Pereyma Catholic high school, though the ruling only affected an injunction, with the case never actually going to trial.
Current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that gay marriage and abortion are "core principles," even though the children involved in adoptions are never given a veto in same sex arrangements.
But LGBTs are never satisfied, claiming that he "still has a lot to prove on LGBT rights," similar to how they heckled Barack Obama in the White House.
Trudeau and his party have been successful in passing legislation to give transgenders the right to be addressed by any pronoun they devise, even if impossible to remember by others. The law, Bill C-16, criminalizes ignorance of these fantasy pronouns, with the Criminal Code being revised to state that it is a crime if the "evidence that the offence was motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, colour, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, or on any other similar factor."
Bias, prejudice, and hate, of course, are highly subjective.
Canada is just a few steps ahead of the U.S., with universities such as the University of Wisconsin at Madison advising: "Remember that people may change their pronouns without changing their name, appearance, or gender identity."
A Harvard student who identifies as genderqueer, whatever that is, declared: "By now, we've figured out that sexuality is fluid, gender is fluid. I think that we're at the beginning of it all, and I hope to see this more integrated into the student life that I experience."
A few people who know a great deal about what it means to be a woman are Germaine Greer, Camille Paglia, and Sheila Jeffreys, all feminists.
Greer said "just because you lop off your penis … it doesn't make you a woman." She noted that a transgender could not know their real gender identity because they "don't know what the other sex is." She also said: "If you're a 50-year-old truck driver who's had four children with a wife and you've decided the whole time you've been a woman, I think you're probably wrong."
Paglia noted: "The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible. Every single cell of the human body remains coded with one's birth gender for life. Intersex ambiguities can occur, but they are developmental anomalies that represent a tiny proportion of all human births ... at the same time, no one deserves special rights, protections, or privileges on the basis of their eccentricity ... like Germaine Greer and Sheila Jeffreys, I reject state-sponsored coercion to call someone a 'woman' or a 'man' simply on the basis of his or her subjective feeling about it."
Jeffreys identifies transsexualism with misogyny and describes it as a form of "mutilation." She noted that transgenders often threaten her life for disagreeing with their radical ideology, with one creating an image of a pesticide can bearing a photo of her and the slogan "kills rad fems instantly." Similar intimidation tactics were used by the Nazis, Bolsheviks, and Chinese communists to great success, as most people simply want to live quiet lives.
Soon it will be a crime to decline a date with a transgender.