31st December 2013
Canadian Foreign Minister urges Russia to drop anti-gay laws and protect human rights 9
3:47 PM — Ahead of February’s Sochi Winter Olympics, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has written to his Russian counterpart to denounce Russia’s anti-gay laws.
31st October 2013
US: Boy took gun to school with plans to shoot student for calling his friend ‘gay’ 7
6:12 PM — An 11-year-old boy from Vancouver was ordered to remain in custody today in a case around him bringing a gun and 400 rounds of ammunition to school as he planned to shoot a student who called his friend "gay".
25th September 2013
Canada: Church volunteer dismissed for being gay in case he made parents ‘feel uncomfortable’ 57
6:23 PM — Officials at a Canadian church have dismissed a man volunteering with their children's ministry because he was gay, it has been reported.
22nd September 2013
Canada: HIV-AIDS workers warn that rates of unprotected sex are rising among gay men 40
12:59 PM — HIV-AIDS workers in Winnipeg, Canada have warned that infection rates are on the rise because young gay men are having more unprotected sex, believing they are "invincible" against the deadly virus.
21st September 2013
Political party starts petition to ban Russian politicians supporting anti-gay law from entering Canada 21
7:21 PM — The New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada has launched a petition calling for the government to ban Russian politicians supporting anti-gay laws from entering the country.
18th September 2013
Recently out Canadian speed skater joins anti homophobia sporting organisation 1
6:48 PM — A Canadian figure skater has joined forces with an anti-homophobia advocacy group in the wake of coming out and announcing her opposition to Russian anti-gay laws.
15th September 2013
Canada: Manitoba passes anti-bullying bill for gay-straight alliances into law 2
11:32 AM — The New Democratic Party in Manitoba, Canada has passed an anti-bullying bill requiring schools to accommodate gay-straight alliances, as well as clubs promoting equality between students of different genders, races, and abilities.
11th September 2013
Canada: LGBT education co-ordinator targeted with letter encouraging her to ‘repent sins’ 14
12:46 PM — An LGBT education co-ordinator at the AIDS Coalition of Cape Breton, Canada is among several people who have received anonymous, religious letters urging them to "admit" that they are sinners.
9th September 2013
Canada: Top Finnish filmmaker to direct ‘Tom of Finland’ biopic on life of gay artist 5
4:29 PM — One of the most successful Finnish film directors, Dome Karukoski, will direct an authorised biopic about the influential gay artist 'Tom of Finland' -- the man who inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People.
3rd September 2013
Canadian speed skater attacks Russia’s anti-gay law and admits she’s ‘proud to be gay’ 6
1:02 PM — Canadian Olympic hopeful, Anastasia Bucsis has admitted that she is proud to be gay and has spoken out against Russia's gay propaganda law
1st September 2013
Canada: Houses flying rainbow flags struck by homophobic vandalism 7
3:10 PM — Houses in Toronto with gay pride flags flown in front of them were hit with homophobic vandalism this week, including graffiti, having dog excrement thrown at them and having car tyres slashed.
30th August 2013
Church sign goes viral: ‘Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine’ 7
5:50 PM — An inclusive church in Canada has joined others using its sign to advertise a message of inclusion, and has found viral internet fame as a result.
Comment: Canada is embracing gay Muslims 33
5:50 PM — Journalist Barry Dennison explores how a group of gay Muslims practice their faith during Ramadan in Canada.
13th August 2013
Canada: Social conservatives attack government over pro-gay stance on Russia 40
1:50 PM — Social conservatives have launched an attack on Stephen Harper's Conservative Government after Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird strongly condemned the treatment of gay people in Russia.
8th August 2013
Canada: Women’s group accuses Foreign Affairs Minister of abusing his position by supporting gay rights 25
3:25 PM — A Canadian conservative women's group has accused Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird of taking advantage of his position in order to defend gay rights, after he spoke out last week against recently introduced Russian anti-gay laws.
3rd August 2013
Canada: Vancouver kiss-in takes place outside Russian consulate to protest anti-gay laws 7
4:50 AM — A kiss-in intended to show solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia in the wake of the passage of new anti-gay laws, has taken place in Vancouver outside the Russian consulate.
2nd August 2013
Canada: HSBC bank will grant scholarships to LGBT and allied business students
11:30 AM — HSBC Bank Canada has said it is to provide new scholarships as well as potential employment to LGBT students and straight allies at four Canadian business schools over the next four years.
1st August 2013
Canada: Foreign Affairs Minister slams ‘hateful’ Russian anti-gay law 30
8:46 PM — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has spoken out to condemn recently introduced anti-gay laws in Russia as "hateful".
26th July 2013
Canada: Vancouver bars join ‘dump Russia vodka’ campaign over anti-gay laws 9
2:49 PM — At least two bars in Vancouver have joined the battle against the controversial Russian anti-gay “propaganda” laws by refusing to sell Russian made vodka.
15th July 2013
The PinkNews Guide to the history of England and Wales equal marriage 3
6:45 PM — Although we are now drawing to a close for the final decision regarding the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in England and Wales, UK marriage equality has had a longstanding history.