Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 09/04/2022

Doctors already in short supply in Alberta. Now, imagine trying to find one who’s gay

Finding a family doctor is a challenge for most Albertans. The number of physicians in the province taking new patients has dropped by half since 2020. For those who have unique medical…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/24/2022

Twitch streamer and trans activist says she’s leaving Canada for awhile due to harassment

Transgender activist and internet broadcaster Clara Sorrenti of London, Ont., says she's leaving the country for a time at least to escape unrelenting harassment that has become "really bad." Earlier this month,…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/23/2022

Kuujjuaq Pride Parade aims to increase visibility of LGBTQ community

Rainbow flags and jovial music took over Kuujjuaq on Aug. 19 as the community celebrated its second pride parade with dancing and singing. The parade consisted of a flatbed truck followed by…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/21/2022

Some LGBTQ Afghans Are Finally Safe. Thousands Are Not.

It was “so hard” to leave his family in Afghanistan, Talha told The Daily Beast. Then he began crying, recalling the desperate dash to get out of the country, and saying goodbye…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/17/2022

MEET THE AUSSIE GAY RUGBY TEAMS COMPETING IN THE 2022 BINGHAM CUP IN CANADA

The 10th Bingham Cup, known as the Gay Rugby World Cup, is scheduled to start later this week in Ottawa, Canada. LGBTQI players from 20 participating countries, including Australia, will take part…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Powerful Anglican bishops call on ‘homosexual practices’ to be rejected because gay sex is a sin

On Tuesday (2 August), bishops of the Anglican Communion from across the globe held a confidential discussion on sexuality and human dignity. The once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which brings together international bishops of the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/19/2022

A majority of Canadians support the repeal of queer blood ban, according to poll

A new poll finds that a majority of Canadians support the recent repeal of a lifetime deferral on gay and bisexual men donating blood. Nearly six in 10 respondents (59 percent), according…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 07/11/2022

Queer meetups are helping Montreal Muslims explore spirituality and gender identity

Lifting up their wrist, Zahra Haider talks about one of their many tattoos. They trace their fingertips across the Urdu scripture inked into their skin, spelling out the word "freedom." Sitting in Montreal's…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

How drag is revitalizing queer culture in rural Canada and smaller cities like Kingston.

There were families, university students, seniors—a kaleidoscope of people draped in rainbow flags. Some arrived in drag, adorned in multicoloured outfits. Saturday’s Pride parade in Kingston, Ontario, saw the biggest turnout ever…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

How Henna Is Helping Proudly Brown And Queer Individuals Reconnect With Their Heritage

In a rebellious move against the gender binary, as well as notions of toxic masculinity imposed by their South Asian heritage, brown gay men and non-binary individuals are adorning their hands with…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 06/05/2022

85 YEARS ON, A PIONEERING LGBTQ RESEARCHER’S IDEAS ABOUT SEXUALITY TAKE ON NEW MEANING

Historians are rediscovering one of the most important LGBTQ activists of the early 20th Century — an Asian Canadian named Li Shiu Tong. You probably don’t know the name, but he was…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

Youth group’s new zine showcases 2SLGBTQ+ talent in rural Ontario.

When Mabe Kyle was in their teens, they didn't think that 2SLGBTQ+ people existed in rural Ontario, but years later, the youth group that Kyle co-founded has released a zine showing that…

GO TO FULL STORY