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Added on: 06/28/2022
06/27/2022
There were families, university students, seniors—a kaleidoscope of people draped in rainbow flags. Some arrived in drag, adorned in multicoloured outfits. Saturday’s Pride parade in Kingston, Ontario,…

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Added on: 06/20/2022
06/19/2022
In a rebellious move against the gender binary, as well as notions of toxic masculinity imposed by their South Asian heritage, brown gay men and non-binary individuals…

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Added on: 06/05/2022
6/3/22
Historians are rediscovering one of the most important LGBTQ activists of the early 20th Century — an Asian Canadian named Li Shiu Tong. You probably don’t know…

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Added on: 05/31/2022
05/30/2022
When Mabe Kyle was in their teens, they didn’t think that 2SLGBTQ+ people existed in rural Ontario, but years later, the youth group that Kyle co-founded has…

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Added on: 05/21/2022
5/20/22
David Hawkins wasn’t alive during the height of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s, but decades later, his organization is still working on dispelling harmful myths associated…

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Added on: 05/12/2022
The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.  Afghan refugees flew out of Islamabad to Nova Scotia around…

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Added on: 05/02/2022
05/01/2022
When the Buffalo Girls took the stage in Regina Saturday night, the show wasn’t just about their music. Alongside their songs were anecdotes about life and about their experience as a…

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Added on: 04/30/2022
Canadian health officials have lifted restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood following years of LGBTQ and advocacy groups accusing the federal health department of discrimination….

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Added on: 04/19/2022
04/18/2022
If Samira Mohyeddin had grown up in Iran, she would be a different person. She would not be able to sing or dance in public, or leave…

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Added on: 04/09/2022
The first-ever in-person Global Black Pride is scheduled for July 27-31 in Toronto, Canada, organized by an abundance of international LGBTQ rights activists. Founded in 2020, Global…

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Added on: 03/28/2022
03/27/2022
A Winnipeg group inspired by the rich history of two-spirit teachings are the winning designers of a new monument in Ottawa to honour victims of Canada’s LGBTQ2+…

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Added on: 03/27/2022
3/26/22
A Winnipeg group inspired by the rich history of two-spirit teachings are the winning designers of a new monument in Ottawa to honour victims of Canada’s LGBTQ2+…

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Added on: 03/26/2022
Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser has a lot on his plate right now with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting refugee crisis….

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Added on: 03/09/2022
03/08/2022
Edmonton Queer History Project has launched new tools to help put a spotlight on the city’s rich LGBTQ stories, including a website, a downtown map, walking tours…

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Added on: 03/05/2022
Although participants of the so-called “Freedom Convoy” that descended upon Ottawa last month claimed it was a peaceful protest against COVID-19 restrictions, it was primarily organized by…

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Added on: 02/06/2022
The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like…

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Added on: 01/29/2022
A queer man is turned away from a refugee claim because the term for his same-sex partner in his native language translates to “girlfriend”; a bisexual person…

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Added on: 01/28/2022
01/21/2022
LONDON, Jan 21 (Openly) – When Timothy LeDuc takes to the ice in Beijing as the first openly non-binary Winter Olympian, the figure skater aims to challenge…

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Added on: 01/17/2022
Those looking to change their gender on their BC Identification cards will no longer need confirmation from a physician to do so. This means that BCers will no…

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Added on: 01/14/2022
01/07/2022
OTTAWA — Conversion therapy is now illegal in Canada, marking a major milestone in LGBTQ2S+ rights in this country. After parliamentarians came together to unanimously pass legislation…

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Added on: 12/02/2021
12/1/2021
OTTAWA, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban LGBT conversion therapy, which seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or…

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Added on: 10/25/2021
10/24/2021
As the father of a transgender child, Mike Lumsden says he’s worried a newly proposed Quebec law will open the door to further discrimination against the trans…

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Added on: 09/20/2021
09/19/2021
LGBTQ voters in Saskatchewan say federal leaders have missed the mark on issues important to the queer community during the election campaign. According to recent statistics, Canada…

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Added on: 09/13/2021
TORONTO — Two-spirit filmmaker Bretten Hannam says they hope their new film “Wildhood” will inspire and open doors for more movie makers to show the lives Indigenous…

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Added on: 08/23/2021
In 1969, former prime minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau decriminalized “homosexuality” in Canadian civil society declaring “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.”…

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Added on: 08/20/2021
08/19/2021
The Rainbow Railroad is a global NGO providing aid and asylum to LGBT+ people around the world. Since its founding it’s helped more than 1,600 LGBT+ people…

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Added on: 08/16/2021
08/15/2021
A new project launched by the Association for New Canadians is working to create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ immigrants and refugees coming into Newfoundland…

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Added on: 08/02/2021
A new Vancouver-based production house, formed to tell stories of gay Indo-Canadians through the medium of cinema, will soon release its first documentary feature that explores the…

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Added on: 07/28/2021
07/27/2021
Vancouver will be awash with rainbow flags this weekend as people celebrate LGBTQ pride and yet, while the city is perceived by many as an inclusive and…

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Added on: 07/01/2021
06/30/2021
OTTAWA, June 30 (Reuters) – A pledge by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban LGBT conversion therapy has been delayed until at least September, after an…