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LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 03/08/2020

Mayor condemns posters spreading ‘fear and hate’ that targeted Saskatoon LGBT, newcomer groups

Saskatoon's mayor says a poster campaign spreading "fear and hate" that targeted OUTSaskatoon and the Saskatoon Open Door Society has no place in the city. The posters, which featured messaging about the…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2020

Pressure to keep up: status imbalance a major factor in stress in gay men

The persistence of mental health hardships among gay and bisexual men, which endure even as LGBTQ people gain greater acceptance and civil rights, can be explained at least in part by the…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2020

Senegal’s leader defends LGBT record during Canada PM visit

Senegal's President Macky Sall on Wednesday defended his country's ban on same-sex activity, saying during a visit from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it "has nothing to do with" homophobia. More…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2020

Advocates blast $750,000 bail for suspect in transgender teen’s slaying

Advocates in the Washington LGBTQ community on Thursday blasted a judge's decision to set bail at $750,000 for a man charged with a hate crime in the death of a transgender teenager.…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2019

Beloved transgender activist who raised awareness about transphobia killed in Toronto

A Canadian transgender activist who worked to raise awareness about transphobia was killed in Toronto, Canada’s The Globe and Mail reported. Julie Berman was found by police on Sunday afternoon at a…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2019

How gender norms affect anti-LBGT prejudice around the world

A study conducted in 20 countries across the globe has shown that prejudice and discrimination against the LGBT community remains deep-rooted. In order to determine the ways in which these forms of…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2019

All-transgender hockey team believed to be a first for the sport

The goals are big for an all-transgender hockey team known as Team Trans. Comprised of more than a dozen players from Canada and the United States, it’s believed to be the first…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2019

Trans children have ‘strong sense of identity’ from early age, study finds

Transgender children are no more or less likely than other children to conform to gender stereotypes in how they dress and play, suggesting they have a strong sense of identity from an…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

Toronto rally responds to anti-LGBTQ Christian group march

A rally promoting unity was held Saturday in response to an anti-LGBTQ Christian group's march through the city's gay village. A group of evangelicals with the Christ Forgiveness Ministry, including street preacher…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

G7 countries to increase Global Fund contributions

Germany, Italy and Canada have announced they will increase their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France,…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2019

Halifax LGBTQ community turns hate crime into ‘act of love’

Devin Moore, Tim Gottschall and Rouge Fatale took the homophobic words spray-painted in red on a Dartmouth apartment and raised it a rainbow. Rouge Fatale and Moore, wearing the pride flag as…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2019

Tensions simmer in Hamilton LGBTQ community after Pride festival violence

The groups stand separated by temporary metal fencing and a line of police officers. On one side, Canadian flags and yellow vests. The other, rainbow flags and cardboard signs decrying hate. This…

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