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LGBTI Rights in Canada


ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Quebec City police investigate online threat against LGBTQ community

The owner of Le Drague Cabaret Club in Quebec City filed a complaint with police after a hate message was discovered on social media — a message targeting the local LGBTQ community.…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Most Albertans say parents shouldn’t be notified when child joins GSA, online survey suggests

Most people think parents should not be notified when their children join gay-straight alliance groups at school, according to a recent survey of more than 74,000 people across the province. In the…

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ADDED ON: 04/01/2019

Calgary LGBT advocates protest UCP plan they say would ‘out’ kids

Hundreds of people marched in southwest Calgary Thursday in support of gay-straight alliances, and to oppose a plan that they say could see LGBT kids outed without their consent. The school groups,…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2019

New UCP candidate under fire for link to Christian group’s conversion therapy-style programs

A newly appointed United Conservative Party candidate strongly denies claims that when he promoted religious sexuality and relationship programming, he was supporting conversion therapy, a widely-discredited practice which aims to turn gay…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2019

Canada’s military issues new policies to welcome transgender troops as Trump insists on ban

As U.S. President Donald Trump moves to banish transgender troops from the ranks, Canada's military is welcoming such recruits with revamped policies that promote equality, respect and accommodation. New directives from the…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2019

LGBT Purge survivors urge education, awareness

From the 1950s to mid-1990s, thousands of LGBT members of RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces, and Federal Public Services were weeded out through an unspoken policy known as ‘The Purge’. For Davis,…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Adoption assessment tool is not LGBT-inclusive, claims study

The tool that assesses potential candidates as adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults, a new study has observed. Sarah Dow-Fleisner, lead author of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

Canada makes $30M pledge supporting global LGBT rights

Canada's government has pledged $30 million to improve LGBT lives in developing countries over the next five years. The announcement, made February 7, includes annual payments of $10 million after that. Randy…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2019

LGBT+ activists fear police missed chances to catch Canadian serial killer

As Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of eight men on Friday, LGBT+ activists questioned whether homophobia and racism may have hampered police investigations…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

LGBTI Students to get New Access to Bursary Program from Province

The Nova Scotia government will broaden who is eligible for a bursary meant to promote diversity in the communications field, after Mount Saint Vincent University students and staff said they were concerned it excluded LGBTI students.…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

Bruce McArthur: Canadian Landscapaer Admits Eight Murders

A Toronto landscaper accused of killing eight men who went missing between 2010-17 has pleaded guilty to their murders. Bruce McArthur, 67, was arrested last January and charged in the deaths of…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Reconnecting LGBT and Indigenous struggles

Historically, the LGBT community and Indigenous people have been closely connected in their struggle for equal and fair treatment in Canada. However, that connection has been partially forgotten and a former professor…

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