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Oh God, Wonkette, can you be serious about something for one second? Can you please acknowledge our #CanadianIssues without gratuitously sexualizing our prime minister every time you write about him? Let's get the answers to your very important questions out of the way tout suite before we get to the point of this post:

1. Nah.

2. Eat me.

So! Tuesday, Justin Trudeau issued what is being called a historic apology to LGBT Canadians for years of oppression and abuse at the hands of government and society, something we can't imagine Donald Trump ever doing. (The apologizing part. We can imagine Trump doing the oppression and the abuse.) His apology comes at a time the Canadian Parliament is considering legislation to wipe the slate clean for people who were convicted of breaking unjust, anti-gay laws:

The Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act, Bill C-66, also allows for spouses, parents, siblings, children or legal representatives to apply for record expungement on behalf of deceased persons.

It gives the Parole Board of Canada jurisdiction to order or refuse to order the expungement of convictions for past Criminal Code offences that include gross indecency, buggery and anal intercourse. [...]

[Trudeau] will formally apologize for actions the government took against thousands of workers in the Canadian military and public service in the 1950s to the 1990s, including thousands who were fired because of their sexuality as part of a "national security" purge.

Some gay members of the Canadian Armed Forces were also discharged for what was termed "psychopathic personality with abnormal sexuality."

And apologize, he did. Here's a video for you, and it's worth watching every minute, because it's lovely and wonderful and beautiful:

JoeMyGod livetweeted the whole thing, if you'd like bunches and bunches of wonderful quotes delivered by Trudeau, who wore his shirt literally the whole time. Go ahead and follow Joe on Twitter, since we're about to cheat off his homework a lot by pasting all his tweets:

Isn't that great? Don't you wish he was president of America right now? Click here to read the words of a longtime Canadian gay activist, Jim Kane, who tearfully shares what this "long overdue" apology means to him.

All right, enough seriousness. If Trudeau won't take his own shirt off, we will:

Yeah that's the shit.

OK bye.

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