Anglican Samizdat

September 20, 2009

Pierre Trudeau in the Queer Hall of Fame

Filed under: homosexuality,sex — David Jenkins @ 12:53 pm
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From the Star:

‘Queer’ hall of fame inducts Pierre Trudeau.

VANCOUVER–Pierre Trudeau’s flamboyance and tendency to provoke debate often landed him in controversy and those traits have now landed him in the Queer Hall of Fame.

Trudeau is one of five inaugural inductees into the newly established hall, along with Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Tewksbury and three other long-time activists in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.

The former prime minister was a key figure in decriminalizing homosexuality and his famous partial quote – “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation” – helped convince Parliament to pass the law in 1969.

For a liberal such as Trudeau, the bedroom was just about the only place where the state had no place: it intruded everywhere else. That has all changed: now you can’t keep the state out of the bedroom – particularly children’s bedrooms. We have diverse, inclusive, pornographic state sponsored sex indoctrination designed to convince the last people who need convincing – hormone-inflamed teenagers – that sex is enjoyable:

In her workshops, Jansen urges teens to ask about anything and everything, from masturbation, gender identity and same-sex feelings to sex toys (which they keep on hand in case the subject comes up), why people like oral sex, and why that particular act should go both ways. She encourages them to role play in order to learn how to broach difficult conversations. For instance, how do you raise the subject of condoms in the heat of the moment? And what do you do if a boy says he won’t wear one? To help illustrate the “pleasure centres” portion of the lesson, Jansen and her colleagues bring in visual aids from the store, including a plush pink vulva puppet. “People laugh. They can’t believe it,” she says. “But they don’t know what a vulva looks like. Adult women don’t know what a vulva looks like.” To describe the male anatomy, they bring a dildo. “We usually bring one that is silver-coloured and we say, ‘This is the head of the penis. This is the shaft. These are the sensitive parts.’ ”



  1. The Liberals and liberals have made old Trudeau a saint of sorts. Then others know him for what he was.

    Comment by obituary — September 20, 2009 @ 4:38 pm

  2. Ahh old Trudeau. If you are ever in the town of Temiskaming PQ (right on the Ottawa River) you should get your picture taken in front of the jailhouse cause “Trudeau Slept Here” when he was a wild young man riding his motorcycle and sporting his German helmet during WW11. The local cops were not impressed and his old man had to come up from Montreal to bail him out so the local story goes. Thought they might like to have that story in the Hall of Queer Fame or what ever they call it.

    Comment by Gawk — September 20, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

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