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LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

A crutch to continue to prejudice’: Montreal’s LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox

David Hawkins wasn't alive during the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s, but decades later, his organization is still working on dispelling harmful myths associated with the disease. "All these…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.  Afghan refugees flew out of Islamabad to Nova Scotia around April 30, according to gay…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2022

“Two-spirit musicians show with RSO a beacon to Indigenous, queer youth Social Sharing “

When the Buffalo Girls took the stage in Regina Saturday night, the show wasn't just about their music. Alongside their songs were anecdotes about life and about their experience as a musically talented, two-spirit couple to provide comfort to…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2022

Canada lifts restrictions on gay men donating blood

Canadian health officials have lifted restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood following years of LGBTQ and advocacy groups accusing the federal health department of discrimination. Canada Health announced Thursday that…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

The Mohyeddin Family’s Radical Restaurant Mission.

If Samira Mohyeddin had grown up in Iran, she would be a different person. She would not be able to sing or dance in public, or leave her hair uncovered. Certainly, she…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Global Black Pride will focus on honoring the past, securing the future

The first-ever in-person Global Black Pride is scheduled for July 27-31 in Toronto, Canada, organized by an abundance of international LGBTQ rights activists. Founded in 2020, Global Black Pride brings together Black…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2022

Winnipeg team channels two-spirit resilience for LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa

A Winnipeg group inspired by the rich history of two-spirit teachings are the winning designers of a new monument in Ottawa to honour victims of Canada's LGBTQ2+ purge. Team Wreford was chosen out…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2022

Winnipeg team channels two-spirit resilience for LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa

A Winnipeg group inspired by the rich history of two-spirit teachings are the winning designers of a new monument in Ottawa to honour victims of Canada's LGBTQ2+ purge. Team Wreford was chosen…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser says he’s committed to LGBTQ2S+ refugees

Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser has a lot on his plate right now with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting refugee crisis. That’s on top of the…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2022

Edmonton Queer History Project launches historical website, walking tours and podcast.

Edmonton Queer History Project has launched new tools to help put a spotlight on the city's rich LGBTQ stories, including a website, a downtown map, walking tours and a podcast. The initiatives…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2022

Mapping hate: The anti-LGBTQ2S+ history of Ottawa truck convoy organizers

Although participants of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that descended upon Ottawa last month claimed it was a peaceful protest against COVID-19 restrictions, it was primarily organized by far-right activists. Many of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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