Index – Abroad Travel to America as a Canadian LGBTQ member is not recommended
Global Affairs Canada warned that some US state laws may apply to Canadian tourists, but did not say exactly where. Russia, Uganda or Egypt usually receive such warnings BBC News.
Some states have laws and policies that may affect 2SLMBTQI+ individuals. Check applicable state and local laws
– It can be read on the US Travel Advice page.
the 2SLSLGBTQI+ A term widely used in Canada to refer to people who identify as bisexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex.
A spokesperson for Global Affairs Canada said the transgender community has become a new target for US laws. He said,
Since early 2023, some US states have passed laws banning drag shows and restricting the transgender community from accessing gender-affirming care and participating in sporting events.
In March, the governor of Tennessee signed a law banning drag shows for minors and restricting medical procedures for transgender youth. Two months later, the governor of Florida signed it and also restricted the use of the pronouns — he/she, he/they, they/them — in the classroom.
On Monday, a mural dedicated to gay Irish journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot and killed in 2019, was defaced with swastikas and anti-LGBT graffiti in Florida.
Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said the government is hiring experts and they have drafted the travel advisory.
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