Canada

LGBT Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

Petition Calls for National Ban on ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTI Youth

Thousands of Canadians are pressing the federal government to ban “conversion therapy,” the controversial practice of counselling LGBTI youth to become straight. An online petition that will be presented in the House…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2018

International Religious Leader Urge Repeal of Caribbean Anti-LGBTI Laws

Religious leaders from five nations have called on governments across the Caribbean to repeal their anti-gay laws. In an open letter to Caribbean governments, Christian clergy from Canada, the United States, the…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Thousands Flock To Ottawa’s Streets For Capital Pride

The chance of showers didn't put a damper on Ottawa's Pride parade, as thousands came out for a colourful celebration of the LGBTQ community. Canada's capital turned up on Sunday and people from…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Calgary Church Unveils New Style for Pride Flag

A unique Pride flag, aimed at celebrating a progressive, inclusive future, was unfurled for the very first time on Sunday morning at a local United Church. The progress Pride flag at Hillhurst…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

‘I Am Me Now’: Syrian Refugee to Lead Kelowna Pride March after Life of Secrecy

Anas Qartoumeh says he wants Canada to keep fighting for human rights abroad. The Grand Marshal of the 2018 Kelowna Pride March is proud to lead the parade, but more important, he’s just…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Trudeau Marches in Vancouver’s 40th Annual Pride Parade

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marched in Vancouver's 40th annual Pride Parade in the West End neighbourhood Sunday. Trudeau previously marched in the parade in 2016, but was not in attendance last year.…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

Vancouver Pride Parade Marshal Chronicled LGBTI Movement for Over 40 Years

One of the people who will be at the head of this year’s Pride Parade in Vancouver has chronicled the LGBT movement in the city for over 40 years. Ron Dutton created the…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2018

Everett Klippert, Last Man Jailed In Canada For Being Gay, Changed LGBTQ History

Most young Canadians know Pierre Elliott Trudeau's famous 1967 quote, “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” But they probably don’t realize the then soon-to-be prime minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2018

LGBTQ Protests Chick-fil-A’s 1st Opening in Canada

LGBTQ protesters are enraged over Chick-fil-A’s announcement that it will be expanding its franchise into Canada, with some declaring a boycott via Twitter of the Christian-owned fast-food giant’s future Canadian chain locations. …

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Vancouver to Host International Conference on Protecting and Advancing LGBT Rights and Inclusion

Organizations from around the world are set to gather in Vancouver for a global conference on LGBT rights and inclusion.  In a statement on Human Rights Day on December 10, 2017, Prime Minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Canada Province Cancels New Sex-Ed Curriculum After Protests

A Canadian province has cancelled a controversial sex education curriculum that taught children about gender identity, consent and social media. Newly elected Ontario Premier Doug Ford made good on his promise to…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Trans March in Toronto Draws Hundreds in Support of Transgender Community

Hundreds of people took part in the Trans March in downtown Toronto on Friday night in solidarity with the city’s transgender community. Nicki Ward, a Toronto LGBT leader and director of the…

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