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Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
An Alberta queer community organizer says a Pride ban on United Conservative Party legislature members challenges Premier Danielle Smith to start matching words with actions. “There’s absolutely…

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Added on: 05/22/2024
05/21/2024
A Japanese lesbian couple has been granted refugee status in Canada after enduring discrimination in Japan. Eri, aged in her 30s, and Hana, in her 50s, got…

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Added on: 05/19/2024
05/18/2024
Canada said it granted refugee status to two Japanese women last September due to widespread discrimination they faced in Japan as lesbians and members of the weaker…

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Added on: 05/14/2024
An organizer with Regina’s Pride parade says she was surprised to get an application from the governing Saskatchewan Party asking to take part in the event next…

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Added on: 04/30/2024
LGBTQ+ organizations in Canada are gearing up for a “Rainbow Week of Action” that will feature rallies across the country calling on governments to do more to…

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Added on: 04/20/2024
04/19/2024
The Trudeau government plans to expand ‘equity groups’ to include people who identify as ‘2SLGBTQ+’ and to spend tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to promote its…

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Added on: 04/16/2024
04/15/2024
A long-anticipated — and contentious — national review of gender-affirming care for youth in England was released last week, resulting in headlines across the U.K. saying that…

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Added on: 04/15/2024
04/14/2024
When Iftekhar Ahmed’s child came out as transgender four years ago, the situation was difficult for him to comprehend. Raised in Pakistan in a Muslim household, Ahmed…

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Added on: 04/11/2024
04/10/2024
Throughout history, members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community have made important military contributions, paving the way for others who continue to do so today. Regrettably, a legacy of…

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Added on: 04/06/2024
04/05/2024
The scar on Steven Kabuye’s right arm runs over a foot long. At the base of his torso, a small puncture wound marks where a knife almost…

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Added on: 04/01/2024
03/31/2024
More than 400 Canadian artists from the worlds of music, film and literature are denouncing what they describe as “alarming and destructive” anti-trans legislation in an open…

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Added on: 03/18/2024
03/17/2024
There’s a moment in Matthew López’s epic, two-part, nearly seven-hour play “The Inheritance” in which the novelist E.M. Forster tells a group of young gay New Yorkers living…

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Added on: 02/23/2024
02/23/2024
A conservative Christian family moved to Russia to escape LGBT ideology – only to melt down when their bank accounts were frozen and there were no English speakers to help…

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Added on: 02/11/2024
02/09/2024
The Canadian province of Alberta has proposed a range of gender policies restricting surgery and hormone treatment for minors – measures criticised by doctors, teachers and rights…

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Added on: 02/07/2024
02/06/2024
Sept. 20 was a hard day for some Edmonton queer and trans youth who watched their classmates leave their high school to join their parents at a…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
02/04/2024
EDMONTON – Groups opposed to Alberta’s planned policies around transgender youth held rallies in Calgary and Edmonton over the weekend, with many of the attendees warning the…

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Added on: 02/03/2024
02/02/2024
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling Alberta’s new proposals on the treatment of transgender youth the “most anti-LGBT of anywhere in the country.” Trudeau says that if…

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Added on: 02/01/2024
01/31/2024
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith announced a new pronoun disclosure policy for schools on Wednesday, in addition to other restrictions on transgender treatments and sports. The pronoun policy…

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Added on: 01/27/2024
01/26/2024
Quebec has finally issued its first drivers’ license with an X gender marker, after years of advocacy and legal action by queer activists—but it could be years…

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Added on: 01/14/2024
A gay employee of Global Affairs Canada posted in China, who travelled to the U.S. for the birth of his child through surrogacy, will have those expenses…

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Added on: 01/02/2024
A recent Ontario court ruling signals people using dangerous anti-LGBTQ slurs can’t hide behind certain free speech protections to shield themselves from legal accountability, a lawyer for…

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Added on: 12/15/2023
12/14/2023
A 25-year-old gay man who has been living and working in Edmonton since 2018 is concerned for his safety because he’s being deported back to Uganda. The man,…

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Added on: 12/08/2023
12/07/2023
The first openly two-spirit Miss Eeyou Eenou Iskwaau (MEEI) in northern Quebec says they didn’t feel welcome to attend a regional pageant to crown their replacement and…

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Added on: 10/25/2023
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) hosted a virtual Climate Change Forum on October 21, for Two-Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Métis citizens, their families and allies. Featuring a…

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Added on: 10/12/2023
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There is an underreported and counterintuitive effect of denying abortion access: When abortion is safe, legal, and accessible, the abortion rate is typically lower. When abortion is…

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Added on: 10/11/2023
Kuujjuaq, an Inuit town in northern Quebec, has been hosting 2SLGBTQ+ pride parades for the past few years – but Two-Spirit youth from the community say a…

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Added on: 09/30/2023
06/29/2023
LGBTQ pride groups in northwestern Ontario are calling for an urgent meeting with Conservative MP Eric Melillo over what they’re calling transphobic policy resolutions passed by the…

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Added on: 09/23/2023
09/22/2023
Some of the protesters at this week’s march against LGBTQ-inclusive education in Halifax were noted to be wearing visible signs of their Muslim faith. But Syed Adnan…

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Added on: 09/22/2023
09/22/2023
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Local lawyer and former Progressive Conservative leader Ches Crosbie was among the crowds of protesters and counter-protesters at the Confederation Building on Wednesday…

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Added on: 09/20/2023
09/19/2023
As more Canadians are faced with the evolving nature of gender identity, gaps in the ways different groups view the subject are growing, according to a recent…