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LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community

LGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to the queer community during the election campaign. According to recent statistics, Canada is home to more than…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

N.S. filmmaker hopes to inspire Indigenous representation with coming-of-age film

TORONTO — Two-spirit filmmaker Bretten Hannam says they hope their new film "Wildhood" will inspire and open doors for more movie makers to show the lives Indigenous people in the LGBTQ community,…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2021

Discrimination against LGBTQ+ soldiers doesn’t stop just because a policy has been revoked

In 1969, former prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau decriminalized “homosexuality” in Canadian civil society declaring “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” Yet, the Canadian Armed Forces…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

This brave charity is helping desperate LGBT+ Afghans escape the brutal Taliban

The Rainbow Railroad is a global NGO providing aid and asylum to LGBT+ people around the world. Since its founding it’s helped more than 1,600 LGBT+ people find safety, including many victims…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2021

Classroom workshops offer support to LGBTQ youth in rural Quebec Social Sharing

A new project launched by the Association for New Canadians is working to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ immigrants and refugees coming into Newfoundland and Labrador. The association is…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2021

New film on gay Indo-Canadians explores the challenges they face

A new Vancouver-based production house, formed to tell stories of gay Indo-Canadians through the medium of cinema, will soon release its first documentary feature that explores the challenges they face when it…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Pervasive racism a toxic problem in Vancouver’s LGBTQ community, say activists

Vancouver will be awash with rainbow flags this weekend as people celebrate LGBTQ pride and yet, while the city is perceived by many as an inclusive and safe space to be your…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Canada’s Senate puts LGBT conversion therapy bill on hold for summer

OTTAWA, June 30 (Reuters) - A pledge by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban LGBT conversion therapy has been delayed until at least September, after an attempt to recall the Senate…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Canadian lawmakers pass bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy

OTTAWA, June 22 (Reuters) - Canada's House of Commons on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing LGBT conversion therapy 263 to 63, handing a win to the minority ruling Liberal party which promised…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2021

Canada’s LGBTQ population now 1 million — but hate crimes are rising too: Statistics Canada

Canada is now home to about one million people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community, with people under the age of 25 accounting for a disproportionately large share of the…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2021

Manitoba gay couple lose fight to have 1974 marriage validated

A gay Winnipeg couple have lost their fight to have their marriage of nearly five decades registered by the province of Manitoba. Chris Vogel and Richard North got married in 1974, becoming…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

Singer Rufus Wainwright urges Americans to fight global LGBT+ threats

As conservative states seek to limit transgender rights in the United States, double Grammy Award-nominated singer Rufus Wainwright said Americans should not forget the hardships faced by LGBT+ people in other parts…

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