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LGBTI Rights in Canada


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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ADDED ON: 05/11/2021

Catholic School District in Canada Mandates ‘LGBT’ Pride Month Awareness and Staff Training

BURLINGTON, Ontario — While a Catholic school district in Ontario failed to pass a proposal to fly the rainbow-colored LGBT Pride Flag outside schools in June, the school board changed the proposal…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

Gay Ugandan refugee’s odyssey to Vancouver chronicled in film

“We’re not rescuing. We’re not saving. We’re walking in solidarity with them.” So says Rainbow Refugee’s Chris Morrisey in Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams new film Someone Like Me chronicling of…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

What’s in Canada’s budget for LGBTQ2S+ people?

After the pandemic wiped out decades of progress for gender equality in Canada, most especially in terms of women’s participation in the workforce, the Liberal government’s budget this week promises an “inclusive,…

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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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