Thursday, July 13, 2006

Gay* Thursday 7/13/2006

The return of Gay* Thursday brings us the biggest, happiest, athletic event that the French speaking, boring, socialized medicine loving Canadians have organized since 1976. The First Annual World Out Games, which fairly could be called the Happy Games, is about to start. This is, if they can get the atheletes into the country.

Organizers of an international event in Montreal for gay, lesbian and transgendered athletes say some participants are having trouble getting into Canada, prompting a public appeal to federal Immigration Minister Monte Solberg.

Just two weeks before the games are to begin, 242 foreign participants are still waiting for visas, say organizers for the 1st World Outgames.

The Visa problems may be due in part because of discrimination against gays, though not directly by Canada.

Noel St. Pierre, an immigration lawyer in Montreal, told CBC that several of those rejected entry into Canada were told it was because they have criminal records.

St. Pierre said he was investigating the nature of the criminal records, since many of the invited athletes face prosecution in their home countries for being homosexual.

Yep. They are criminals, though their criminal record might be solely related to their one qualification for these games.

Would Mrs. Tingle call this ironic?

* Gay: 1 a : happily excited : MERRY b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits 2 a : BRIGHT, LIVELY b : brilliant in color

For more Gay* Thursday fun, check out A Guide to Midwestern Culture.


At 1:35 AM, Blogger camojack said...

Being what is now euphemistically known as gay used to be considered mental illness by those supposedly qualified to adjudge these matters. As far as I'm concerned, it still is; this gets me labeled as homophobic by some unenlightened souls...but as I like to point out, a phobia is a fear. One needn't be afraid of something to disapprove of it...

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Dr. Quinn, Medicine Chica said...

Now, those same supposedly qualified people tell us that all 8 year olds need to be drugged to keep them in control.

At 10:56 AM, Anonymous Nurse Quill, bedpan persyn said...

Well, the boys anyway.

At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Gay Blayde, Vampyre Chick said...

Mais cherie! Zere ees zomesing we do not undairstand here!

We look een our purse and everyone, they already have zee VISA card, no?

What ees zis dificilite avec le VISA card?

We do not understand zees Canadiennes. Nevaire are zey making sense to us....non.

At 2:13 PM, Anonymous Zero, The Straight Blade said...

The Canadian FICA scoring is simply unfair, or all these gay blades would have a Visa by now.

At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Val Playme, CIA Dominatrix said...

Oooooh, Big Boy.

I like it when you're in control like that. But I'd MUCH rather have a MASTER card than a wimpy old VISA, you big, strong, handsome guy, you... NOW BEND OVER!!!



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