Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 03/09/2022

Edmonton Queer History Project launches historical website, walking tours and podcast.

Edmonton Queer History Project has launched new tools to help put a spotlight on the city's rich LGBTQ stories, including a website, a downtown map, walking tours and a podcast. The initiatives…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2022

Mapping hate: The anti-LGBTQ2S+ history of Ottawa truck convoy organizers

Although participants of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that descended upon Ottawa last month claimed it was a peaceful protest against COVID-19 restrictions, it was primarily organized by far-right activists. Many of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2022

Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board updates guidelines for LGBTQ2S+ claimants—but there’s more work to be done

A queer man is turned away from a refugee claim because the term for his same-sex partner in his native language translates to “girlfriend”; a bisexual person loses their refugee claim because…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

First non-binary Winter Olympian challenges ice skating stereotypes

LONDON, Jan 21 (Openly) - When Timothy LeDuc takes to the ice in Beijing as the first openly non-binary Winter Olympian, the figure skater aims to challenge gender stereotypes and pave the…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2022

BCers Now Able to Change Gender on Provincial IDs Without Surgery

Those looking to change their gender on their BC Identification cards will no longer need confirmation from a physician to do so. This means that BCers will no longer require Gender confirmation surgery…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada

OTTAWA -- Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada, marking a major milestone in LGBTQ2S+ rights in this country. After parliamentarians came together to unanimously pass legislation to eradicate the harmful practice…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2021

Canada’s House of Commons approves bill to ban LGBT conversion therapy

OTTAWA, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban LGBT conversion therapy, which seeks to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity and has been…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2021

Requiring trans people to have surgery to change their legal documents is ‘regressive’ says Quebec MNA

As the father of a transgender child, Mike Lumsden says he's worried a newly proposed Quebec law will open the door to further discrimination against the trans community. Since 2015, Quebecers have…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

LGBTQ issues lacking in federal election, say voters from Sask. community

LGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to the queer community during the election campaign. According to recent statistics, Canada is home to more than…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2021

N.S. filmmaker hopes to inspire Indigenous representation with coming-of-age film

TORONTO — Two-spirit filmmaker Bretten Hannam says they hope their new film "Wildhood" will inspire and open doors for more movie makers to show the lives Indigenous people in the LGBTQ community,…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2021

Discrimination against LGBTQ+ soldiers doesn’t stop just because a policy has been revoked

In 1969, former prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau decriminalized “homosexuality” in Canadian civil society declaring “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” Yet, the Canadian Armed Forces…

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