Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27, , when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C came into force upon royal assent. Canada is considered the most gay-friendly country in the world, being ranked first in the Gay Travel Index chart since , and among the five safest in Forbes magazine since Transgender people and cross-dressing practices have been recorded and documented in Canada for centuries. Different indigenous groups have had their own traditions and terms to refer to transgender people, gender variance or sexual identity. These First Nations had perceptions towards gender and sexuality which differed significantly to that of the Western world.
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The United States recalled its ambassador to Zambia on Monday after he criticized the government for sending a gay couple to prison and accused officials of stealing millions of dollars of public funds. The ambassador, Daniel L. But analysts said that the main reason for his departure was that he had repeatedly declared that ministry officials had misappropriated millions. In an unusually combative public statement for a member of the diplomatic corps, Mr. The State Department said in a statement that it was dismayed the Zambian government had declared that Mr. Foote is a career diplomat who was appointed ambassador to Zambia by President Trump in November In his statement , released in early December, Mr.
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Despite this, LGBT people in the Philippines still highly experience discrimination and disadvantages in comparison to the heterosexual population. In the classical era of the islands, prior to Spanish occupation, homosexual individuals usually but not always became babaylan , which are traditionally feminine shamans of the animistic religions. They functioned as healers, mediators, and highly respected spiritual leaders of the communities on par with the ruling nobility. These shamans, however, were persecuted during the conversion of most Philippine ethnic groups into Christianity and Islam, resulting in the discrimination faced by the LGBT community in the present-day. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people often face disadvantages in getting hired for jobs, acquiring rights for civil marriage , and even in starting up personal businesses.