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LGBTI Rights in Canada


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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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

‘They’re never going to stop us’: Trans March kicks off Pride weekend amid concerns about safety

When Mira Yilmaz left Turkey to come to Canada, she had high hopes she would have an easier time finding acceptance than she did in that country. Yilmaz has only been in…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2019

Scuffles break out at anti-trans rally in Vancouver

Tempers flared between pro- and anti-trans rights protestors in Vancouver on Saturday (15 June). Several hundred people from both sides converged outside the Vancouver Art Gallery in the early afternoon. The two…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2019

Gillette ad features dad teaching trans son how to shave

The latest advert from Gillette features a trans man being taught how to shave for the first time by his dad. The advert, as part of the grooming company’s #MyBestSelf campaign, has…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

New hub for queer and trans youth is ‘first of its kind’ in Regina, says UR Pride Centre

A new space in downtown Regina will be a hub for queer and trans youth — one that organizers hope will help combat problems like depression and underemployment amongst this population. On…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2019

New gay rights coin divides LGBT community — and outrages social conservatives

A new dollar coin designed to commemorate 50 years of homosexual rights has sparked a dual backlash — from both members of Canada's LGBT community and from a social conservative group. The…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

OutSaskatoon gets $1.1M to help LGBT survivors of gender violence

OutSaskatoon says $1.1 million in new federal funding to provide support for LGBT people, particularly youth, who are survivors of gender-based violence will help the organization make a difference in a community…

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