23rd June 2014
Canada: Tweet-powered Pride flag unveiled for WorldPride in Toronto 2
2:09 PM — The week-long WorldPride festival is under way in Toronto, with a special Twitter-powered Pride flag unveiled as part of the festivities.
20th June 2014
Canada: Vancouver School Board endorses gender-neutral pronouns 2
2:50 PM — The Vancouver School Board has directed teachers to use gender-neutral pronouns for students who do not wish to identify as male or female.
18th June 2014
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
13th June 2014
First gay Ontario Premier wins majority in election 8
11:45 AM — The first female and first openly gay Premier of Ontario has won a majority in the province elections.
12th June 2014
Sochi-gold medal winning Canadian hockey star comes out as gay 4
4:37 PM — Four time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonte has announced that she is gay in an online statement.
6th June 2014
Canada: Over half of senior students at Catholic school wear pro-gay rainbow socks to graduate 6
4:59 PM — At a Catholic school graduation in Canada, over half of students made a statement in support of their school's gay-straight alliance, by wearing rainbow socks.
29th May 2014
Chicken chain embroiled in anti-gay controversy moves into Canada 7
7:30 PM — A chicken chain which has become known across the US for becoming involved in an anti-gay controversy as much as its food, has taken to Canada.
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
23rd May 2014
Canada: Gay Ugandan activists due to speak at WorldPride Conference denied entry 11
9:13 PM — Canada has refused to grant entry to ten Ugandan LGBT activists invited to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto next month.
Canada bans Ugandan activists from attending Pride event over asylum fears 11
6:52 PM — Canada has refused to give 10 Ugandan activists visas for the Toronto World Pride human rights conference.
Canada: High school banned from flying gay pride flag 3
3:31 PM — A High School in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has banned students from flying a gay pride flag during pride week, because of a ban on "non-official flags on public property."
5th May 2014
Toronto announces attempt to break world record for largest mass gay wedding 4
9:26 PM — Toronto's deputy mayor has announced an attempt to break a world record for the world's largest mass gay wedding.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
24th April 2014
Canada: Quebec pays for gay couple’s surrogacy costs for first time
7:17 PM — The government in Quebec has for the first time allowed a gay male couple to claim expenses towards having a child through surrogacy.
21st April 2014
Canada: Human rights tribunal to probe ‘homophobic’ Catholic school 5
1:59 PM — A human rights tribunal will look into a teenager's claims that the Catholic school he attends engages in "homophobic discrimination".
16th April 2014
Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera leaves Canada after homophobic leaflet arrest 15
9:32 PM — Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera has finally left Canada, after an arrest for handing out 'graphic' homophobic leaflets on Monday.
15th April 2014
Watch: Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada for homophobic leaflets 32
10:42 PM — Anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott have been arrested in Canada for distributing homophobic leaflets, days after LaBarbera was detained at the border.
14th April 2014
Canada: Taxpayer-funded school warns children that gays will end up in ‘lake of fire’ 49
9:53 PM — A taxpayer-funded Catholic school in Alberta requires its staff to abstain from 'homosexual relations', and warns children that the 'unjust' will end up in a 'lake of fire'.
Canada: Court challenge over proposed BC law school that bans gays 8
8:38 PM — A group of lawyers is taking the government of British Columbia to court, over plans for a law school which does not allow gays.