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LGBTI Rights in Canada


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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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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