Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 03/17/2019

LGBT Purge survivors urge education, awareness

From the 1950s to mid-1990s, thousands of LGBT members of RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces, and Federal Public Services were weeded out through an unspoken policy known as ‘The Purge’. For Davis,…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Adoption assessment tool is not LGBT-inclusive, claims study

The tool that assesses potential candidates as adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults, a new study has observed. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, lead author of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

Canada makes $30M pledge supporting global LGBT rights

Canada's government has pledged $30 million to improve LGBT lives in developing countries over the next five years. The announcement, made February 7, includes annual payments of $10 million after that. Randy…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT+ activists fear police missed chances to catch Canadian serial killer

As Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of eight men on Friday, LGBT+ activists questioned whether homophobia and racism may have hampered police investigations…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

LGBTI Students to get New Access to Bursary Program from Province

The Nova Scotia government will broaden who is eligible for a bursary meant to promote diversity in the communications field, after Mount Saint Vincent University students and staff said they were concerned it excluded LGBTI students.…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

Bruce McArthur: Canadian Landscapaer Admits Eight Murders

A Toronto landscaper accused of killing eight men who went missing between 2010-17 has pleaded guilty to their murders. Bruce McArthur, 67, was arrested last January and charged in the deaths of…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Reconnecting LGBT and Indigenous struggles

Historically, the LGBT community and Indigenous people have been closely connected in their struggle for equal and fair treatment in Canada. However, that connection has been partially forgotten and a former professor…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

Court Decisions on LGBT Rights Echo ‘A Wild Wish’

More than two centuries ago Mary Wollstonecraft laid the foundations for feminist thought with a simple premise: lack of equal opportunity diminished individual self-worth and hobbled social progress. In A Vindication of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2019

LGBTI Book is Pulled From School Libraries for Not Being ‘age appropriate’

A book with LGBT+ characters has been removed from libraries in elementary schools in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for not being “age appropriate.” The Ottawa Catholic School Board quietly took 2012 graphic novel Drama off the shelves…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2018

Canadian gay bishop marries in Toronto cathedral

An Anglican gay bishop has married his partner surrounded by friends and family at a cathedral in Toronto. Bishop Kevin Robertson has married his partner Mohan Sharma at St James Cathedral in the Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2018

This Egyptian LGBT couple received threats post-engagement in Canada

For two Egyptian women, being in a relationship without risking their lives meant traveling all the way to Canada. Soon after they arrived there, Miral Mokhtar and Nouran El Gendy decided to…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2018

Activists Agree With Canada Warning To Lgbtqi Community

TWO LGBTQI activists yesterday agreed with Canadian government’s crime advisory warning Canadians to consider the risks of traveling to The Bahamas because homosexuality is not widely accepted. Alexus D’Marco, a lesbian, gay,…

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