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LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

How Henna Is Helping Proudly Brown And Queer Individuals Reconnect With Their Heritage

In a rebellious move against the gender binary, as well as notions of toxic masculinity imposed by their South Asian heritage, brown gay men and non-binary individuals are adorning their hands with…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2022

85 YEARS ON, A PIONEERING LGBTQ RESEARCHER’S IDEAS ABOUT SEXUALITY TAKE ON NEW MEANING

Historians are rediscovering one of the most important LGBTQ activists of the early 20th Century — an Asian Canadian named Li Shiu Tong. You probably don’t know the name, but he was…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2022

Youth group’s new zine showcases 2SLGBTQ+ talent in rural Ontario.

When Mabe Kyle was in their teens, they didn't think that 2SLGBTQ+ people existed in rural Ontario, but years later, the youth group that Kyle co-founded has released a zine showing that…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

A crutch to continue to prejudice’: Montreal’s LGBTQ community fears stigma from monkeypox

David Hawkins wasn't alive during the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s, but decades later, his organization is still working on dispelling harmful myths associated with the disease. "All these…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.  Afghan refugees flew out of Islamabad to Nova Scotia around April 30, according to gay…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2022

“Two-spirit musicians show with RSO a beacon to Indigenous, queer youth Social Sharing “

When the Buffalo Girls took the stage in Regina Saturday night, the show wasn't just about their music. Alongside their songs were anecdotes about life and about their experience as a musically talented, two-spirit couple to provide comfort to…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2022

Canada lifts restrictions on gay men donating blood

Canadian health officials have lifted restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood following years of LGBTQ and advocacy groups accusing the federal health department of discrimination. Canada Health announced Thursday that…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

The Mohyeddin Family’s Radical Restaurant Mission.

If Samira Mohyeddin had grown up in Iran, she would be a different person. She would not be able to sing or dance in public, or leave her hair uncovered. Certainly, she…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Global Black Pride will focus on honoring the past, securing the future

The first-ever in-person Global Black Pride is scheduled for July 27-31 in Toronto, Canada, organized by an abundance of international LGBTQ rights activists. Founded in 2020, Global Black Pride brings together Black…

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ADDED ON: 03/28/2022

Winnipeg team channels two-spirit resilience for LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa

A Winnipeg group inspired by the rich history of two-spirit teachings are the winning designers of a new monument in Ottawa to honour victims of Canada's LGBTQ2+ purge. Team Wreford was chosen out…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2022

Winnipeg team channels two-spirit resilience for LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa

A Winnipeg group inspired by the rich history of two-spirit teachings are the winning designers of a new monument in Ottawa to honour victims of Canada's LGBTQ2+ purge. Team Wreford was chosen…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2022

Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser says he’s committed to LGBTQ2S+ refugees

Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser has a lot on his plate right now with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting refugee crisis. That’s on top of the…

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