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LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 04/17/2021

How a Canadian court system officially ended misgendering in the courtroom

For trans people, navigating the judicial system can feel daunting at the best of times, and unsafe at worst. If you have to present in court, how can you be sure your…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Judge to decide if gay couple who tied the knot in 1974 will have marriage validated

Nearly five decades after they tied the knot, a gay Winnipeg couple is still fighting to have their marriage registered by the Manitoba government. "We're dealing with irrational prejudice here," said Chris…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2021

Meet the Jamaican refugee who now runs the community centre that took her in

Toronto's Church-Wellesley neighbourhood, bustling and even ebullient in better days, has survived more than a year of COVID-19 lockdown measures, but not without loss. Though a few of The Village's boarded-up storefronts…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

New LGBTQ society gets off the ground in Iqaluit

Branching off from a high school club, Positive Space Nunavut aims to create inclusive spaces, culturally relevant resources and eventually jobs for sexually and gender-diverse Nunavummiut. The society has $100,000 in new…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Housing for transgender, two-spirit people opens in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

New housing for transgender, two-spirit and gender-diverse people is set to start accepting residents in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Ross-Aoki House, a century-old 24-room hotel, was purchased by the City of Vancouver in…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

A Support Group for Trans Newcomers that Goes ‘Beyond Borders and Binaries’

Trans, non-binary and gender divergent immigrants and refugees living in British Columbia now have a support group to call their very own. Beyond Borders and Binaries, a peer-support group run by MOSAIC…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2021

Parents win landmark ruling for transgender Quebecers with right to change official documents

On their farm outside of Montreal, Eby and Jenna are just two parents raising a family. But it's been a long process to get the courts to recognize one of them as…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Canada: Anti-LGBTQ politician who proudly opposed conversion therapy ban is kicked out of his party

A right-wing politician has been voted out of his party for a series of actions that officials found contrary to their party’s conservative values. That ostensibly includes accepting donations from white supremacists…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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