The Yukon has the most remote Pride in Canada – and maybe the world?
The Yukon is a territory in northwest Canada. The area is wild, mountainous and sparsely populated. It also has some incredible wildlife, on our trip to find out how LGBT friendly it is, we met the Husky pups as we visited in Winter when the land is topped with snow – everywhere you go.
At first look, you would guess this town is right wing and full of prejudice. But in The Yukon, everyone is welcome. And the local LGBTI community is thriving.
In Whitehorse this year, where 70% of the 482,443 km²’s population lives, over a 1000 people came out for their local pride.
Local gay chef Troy King tells Gay Star News’ Jamie Wareham all about The Yukon, as well as what it’s like to be LGBTI in one of the most remote parts of the whole world.
Tory King is a local celebrity, partly because he is a 6′ 1″ bear who doesn’t hibernate in the winter. But mostly, becuase he is quite happy to talk about being gay while living in the most remote part of Canada: The Yukon.
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