Canada

LGBT Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Homophobes threatened to light gay kids on fire at Canada school

Students members of a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) in Botwood, Canada, say that homophobic classmates threatened to set them on fire. Pupils at Botwood Collegiate high school in Newfoundland spoke out about their…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

Trump Strips LGBTI Rights From USMCA Trade Deal with Mexico and Canada

The Trump administration has exempted the United States from provisions in the new USMCA trade deal with Mexico and Canada that require LGBT+ rights protections to be put in place. The trilateral United…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2018

Sask. Advocates Blast ‘pray the gay away’ Methods Aimed at ‘converting’ LGBTI People

Advocates in Saskatchewan are calling on the province to ban therapies meant to make people reject LGBTI identities. Conversion or reparative therapies are defined as any practice, from counselling to prayer, that…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2018

Newly-signed USMCA points at increased auto imports, watered-down LGBTQ protections

Initial analysis of the final text of the new North American trade pact Canada signed on Friday is pointing to two changes – one potentially helpful for the auto sector, the other potentially problematic…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2018

Justin Trudeau Resists GOP Push to Gut LGBT Rights From Trade Deal

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has said that a trade deal with the US should represent “shared values,” as Republicans attempt to strip LGBT+ rights protections from the agreement. 40 US Republican lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2018

Trump’s Mexico-Canada deal hits trouble in Congress over LGBT Language

President Donald Trump may be touting his trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a victory, but emerging complaints from liberals and conservatives are threatening to sink the agreement in Congress. Democrats,…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

The Hidden Gay History of the Yukon, Home to One of the Most Remote Prides

Driving into Whitehorse, Canada, the only city in the Yukon, you’d be forgiven for tucking away your rainbow flag. With the Sacred Heart church on the right and only a Tim Hortons…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2018

Tanzania’s Anti-homosexuality Purge Is Making Ottawa Anxious

Official anti-gay prejudice in Tanzania is causing Canadian officials to reassess this country's relationship with one of Canada's biggest aid recipients. Arrests of gay men in Zanzibar over the weekend, and the…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Law Permitting Destruction of LGBT Criminal Records Has Seen Low Uptake so Far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Village’s Removal of Straight-pride Flag is Discrimination, Creator Says

The man behind a New Brunswick village’s straight-pride flag says he and his supporters are considering legal action or a political challenge of the municipal officials who took it down. “There’s a…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Law Permitting Destruction of LGBT Criminal Records Has Seen Low Uptake so Far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan MPs Defeat LGBTI Agenda at Inter Parliamentary Union

Members of Parliament attending the 139th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva Switzerland have strongly rejected the LGBTI agenda which had been presented to the Assembly to be debated…

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