Canada

LGBT Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

As Plans Take Shape for National LGBT Museum, P.E. Islanders Reflect on Local History

As plans for the country’s first LGBT museum take shape in Ottawa, some Islanders are taking stock of what possible contributions might come from P.E.I., and reflecting on how far they’ve come.…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

Canada’s Supreme Court Rules LGBT Rights Trump Religious Freedom

Canada's top court has ruled in favour of denying accreditation to a Christian law school that banned students from having gay sex. Friday's ruling against Trinity Western University in British Columbia was…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2018

LGBTQ Canadians Disproportionately Affected by Violence According to Stats Canada Survey

“Many people feel it is open season on LGBTQ people,” Dr. Kristopher Wells, an associate professor with the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta began. “Increasingly,…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2018

Toronto’s LGBT Community Mourns Lives Lost in Tragedies with Candlelight Vigil

Members of the LGBT community in Toronto have hosted a candlelight vigil mourning the victims of recent tragedies in the Canadian city. On Sunday (June 3), the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Far-right Activists Banned from the UK Are Coming to Australia

A controversial political commentator heading for Australia says her ideas “will shock people”. Canadian Lauren Southern will tour Australia and New Zealand starting next month on a speaking tour that stops at…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2018

Canada Joins Global LGBTI Rights Initiative

Canada is the latest country to join a U.S. initiative that seeks to promote LGBTI rights around the world. The State Department and the Canadian government in a May 17 press release…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

LGBTQ Immigrants Need Place Where They Feel Safe, Says Centre for Newcomers in Calgary

LGBTQ Calgarians and supporters gathered at the Centre for Newcomers on Thursday to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.  “We know that being LGBT is criminalized in at least 72 countries…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2018

Canada: Middle Arm Parents Pull Students From LGBTI Rights Presentation

A member of the organization which was giving a presentation at a school on the Baie Verte Peninsula on LGBTQ issues says things are improving but she was disappointed to see only…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Christopher Wylie: The Gay Vegan Who ‘made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’

Steve Bannon ‘loved the gays’, according to the man who says he developed a tool to harvest personal data on millions of Americans for the US election. Christopher Wylie, a 28-year-old Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Documentary Tells Story of Trek to Ottawa by LGBTI Refugees

A new documentary set to be screened Wednesday at the University of Ottawa tells the story of three Gambian refugees who came to Canada because it’s potentially dangerous to be LGBTQ in their…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2018

Gay Conversion Therapist Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Male Patients

A gay conversion therapist has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two of his male patients, according to Ontario’s medical regulator. As first reported by the Toronto Star, the decision by the College of Physicians…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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