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AfterEllen's Amazing Take On Canadian Lesbians

OK, so I may need to preface this post with a disclaimer: I am in fact Canadian. Despite the guise of my British accent, I was born in Toronto. So when an AfterEllen post entitled “10 Ways Canadian Lesbians Are Different From The Rest” popped up on my feed, I was IN. AE wonderfully wrapped up the best part of North America (obviously) in 10 killer points. Here’s a snapshot of my faves.
 
We grabbed the gay agenda by the horns by electing a lesbian premier
World Pride March
Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne is the first openly gay elected head of government in North America. Last summer she was on hand to kick off the opening ceremonies of World Pride in Toronto. Her partner, Jane Rounthwaite, was with her on stage. Not going to lie–it was pretty epic.
 
We have no shame when it comes to our marketing effort
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Case in point: pushing menstrual products to fund a web series about a lesbian vampire. Yes, we went there.
 
We win the KD Battle
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You gave us Kraft Dinner. We gave you k.d. lang. This may seem like a trivial issue, but look at what made the cover of well-respected Canadian magazine The Walrus in 2012. A different day, a different crowd, and we might lose this one. But you’re reading this on AfterEllen.com, so chances are you agree with me.
 
We thought one gay Quin sister wasn’t enough, so we gave the world two
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We’re obsessed with multiples. We also gave you a bajillion Tatiana Maslanys just because. Thanks to BBC America, however, we can share credit on that one.
So in conclusion. Yes, AfterEllen. YES.
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