Canada

LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Law Permitting Destruction of LGBT Criminal Records Has Seen Low Uptake so Far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Village’s Removal of Straight-pride Flag is Discrimination, Creator Says

The man behind a New Brunswick village’s straight-pride flag says he and his supporters are considering legal action or a political challenge of the municipal officials who took it down. “There’s a…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Law Permitting Destruction of LGBT Criminal Records Has Seen Low Uptake so Far

Despite efforts to promote the program, only a handful of people have applied to have criminal records for homosexual acts expunged after Parliament passed legislation to formally erase those unjust convictions four…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2018

Ugandan MPs Defeat LGBTI Agenda at Inter Parliamentary Union

Members of Parliament attending the 139th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva Switzerland have strongly rejected the LGBTI agenda which had been presented to the Assembly to be debated…

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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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