fbpx

Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

‘Queering Cancer’ website creates community for LGBTQ+ cancer patients

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but the health care system does. That’s the key message behind a new initiative co-developed by a University of the Fraser Valley professor aimed at creating a supportive online…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/26/2020

Lawyers will now have to specify pronouns in courts in British Columbia

Lawyers, witnesses, defendents, and other individuals in court proceedings in British Columbia will now have to specify a gendered title – Mr., Ms., Mx., or “Counsel” – to ensure that the court…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/22/2020

Canadian lawmakers vote for non-binary gender option on citizenship cards in ‘respect of basic human rights’

“We want this resolution to remind all our LGBTQ2+ citizens that you are embraced in our community and your Métis government, and we are proud of who you are,” Chartrand added. The…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/17/2020

EXCLUSIVE: Mashrou’ Leila lead singer discusses struggles, activist’s suicide

The out lead singer of the Lebanese rock band Mashrou’ Leila says their career has been “a constant battle for breath.” “Singing is an act of intentional breathing,” Hamed Sinno told the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/12/2020

Canada’s police chiefs apologize for opposition to decriminalize homosexuality

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) has apologized for its historical mistreatment of LGBTQ communities in Canada. In a video message CACP president Bryan Larkin, who is Chief of the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/29/2020

Rainbow Railroad Launches #60in60 Campaign: How You Can Help

Rainbow Railroad is a charitable organization that should be on everybody’s lips right now. What they are able to accomplish is beyond incredible and super admirable. Rainbow Railroad’s daily goal is to…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/28/2020

Conservative MP pushes health minister to end limits on blood donations from gay men

Eric Duncan, the first openly gay Conservative MP, laced into the federal health minister Thursday over the Liberals failure to end a ban on gay men donating blood. In a heated and…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

How teens made Yukon one of the only places in Canada to ban conversion therapy

Aiden Falkenberg was in Grade 11 when they found out conversion therapy was still legal in Canada. They were with a friend, Mercedes Bacon-Traplin, when the two decided to google what year…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 11/10/2020

Rainbow Railroad launches #60in60 campaign to help save at-risk LGBTQ people

Rainbow Railroad, the Canadian-based international organization that helps LGBTQI people around the globe escape violence and persecution, has launched its #60in60 campaign, which aims to raise $600,000 in the last 60 days…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

100 Boys Wear Skirts to School to Fight Homophobia, Sexism

A group of schoolboys in Canada wore skirts to school recently to protest systemic forms of oppression against queer students, along with a dress code that inhibits freedom of express for queer…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 10/07/2020

Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with gay pride images

Twitter users are flooding the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media with images of LGBTQI+ pride, displacing posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists using the tag. Proud Boys, a far-right group founded…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 09/26/2020

The pandemic hit LGBTQ Canadians differently. Researchers want to know why

Why were sexual and gender minority people more affected by layoffs, and saw their physical and mental health impacted more severely than Canadians overall as COVID-19 spread this year? Online surveys have…

GO TO FULL STORY