Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


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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ADDED ON: 04/14/2019

Why I’m angry about Edmonton Pride’s cancellation in Canada

The cancellation of an LGBT Pride festival in Edmonton, Canada is both shocking and cause for concern. It comes in the same year that Pride festivals around the world celebrate the 50th…

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ADDED ON: 04/12/2019

Councillors in Castlegar, B.C., condemn controversial comments made at public meeting, offer apology

Two city councillors and the mayor of Castlegar have condemned controversial comments made during a question period at last week's televised council meeting. During question period, resident Richard Switzer voiced concerns about…

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ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Quebec City police investigate online threat against LGBTQ community

The owner of Le Drague Cabaret Club in Quebec City filed a complaint with police after a hate message was discovered on social media — a message targeting the local LGBTQ community.…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Most Albertans say parents shouldn’t be notified when child joins GSA, online survey suggests

Most people think parents should not be notified when their children join gay-straight alliance groups at school, according to a recent survey of more than 74,000 people across the province. In the…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2019

Calgary LGBT advocates protest UCP plan they say would ‘out’ kids

Hundreds of people marched in southwest Calgary Thursday in support of gay-straight alliances, and to oppose a plan that they say could see LGBT kids outed without their consent. The school groups,…

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