Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 02/05/2023

How antisemitic tropes are being used to target the LGBTQ community

Over the past year, a new front for hate has opened up across Canada and the United States, with drag performances and gender-affirming care providers becoming targets of harassment and threats. But…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2023

Trans women have no advantage in elite sport, new report finds

A new report has found trans women do not have any advantages over any other women, when competing in elite sport, if existing rules are followed. Findings from a report, which was…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2023

Canadians are being asked to host LGBTQ+ Ukrainian refugees

A coalition of activists is launching a new initiative to recruit and support Canadian hosts for LGBTQ+ Ukrainian refugees. Since fleeing their homes, many queer Ukrainian refugees have not felt safe owing to…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2023

Canadian publisher pulls Catholic textbooks after LGBT criticism

Textbook publisher Pearson Canada has dropped the Ontario Catholic education curriculum “Fully Alive” from its offerings after LGBT advocates claimed the Catholic content is “homophobic.” The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2023

As anti-LGBTQ2 hate grows in Canada, advocates say it’s ‘never been as scary’

Canadian LGBTQ2 community members and advocates say the past year has been difficult and scary amid a notable rise in hate crimes, threats and protests against drag queens and transgender people in particular. The solution, they say,…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Ukrainian Kyiv-based pride organization asks Canadians to open homes to LGBTQ refugees

Simon Fraser University professor Svitlana Matviyenko was in Kyiv on New Year's Eve when Russia fired missiles into the city. "It was a very strange experience, obviously. And scary in many ways,"…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2022

Calgary police offer reconciliation for 2002 gay bathhouse raid

On a warmer-than-average Dec. 12, 2002, Keith Purdy started his shift like any other. He was the bartender at Texas Lounge in Calgary's Beltline neighbourhood — a bar that adjoins Goliath's, Calgary's…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2022

Saskatchewan man calls for changes in organ donations for gay men after late husband’s tissues disqualified

Saskatchewan resident Dwayne Belcourt is accusing the Saskatchewan Health Authority of discrimination because he says his late husband’s tissues were disqualified due to his same-sex relationship. On Aug. 30, Belcourt’s husband Merril Donkin died from stage…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2022

Canada To Summon Russian Envoy Over ‘Hateful’ LGBT Tweets

Canada's foreign minister, Melanie Joly, has ordered her officials to summon Russia's ambassador in Ottawa, Oleg Stepanov, over a series of "hateful" anti-LGBT tweets, including one aimed at an openly lesbian federal…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2022

How the American anti-LGBTQ hate machine is posing a threat to Canadians

Seth Compton woke early one morning in July to his phone buzzing furiously with new messages. A wave of hate, stirred up far away, was starting to crash down on the LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Canada Soccer announces 4-year partnership with LGBT project ahead of World Cup in Qatar

As the men's World Cup in Qatar puts a spotlight on the country's record of human rights violations, Canada Soccer has partnered with a group that aims to tackle homophobia in sports.…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2022

Doctors already in short supply in Alberta. Now, imagine trying to find one who’s gay

Finding a family doctor is a challenge for most Albertans. The number of physicians in the province taking new patients has dropped by half since 2020. For those who have unique medical…

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