18th February 2013
Canada: Ontario Premier thanks church for ‘strength and refuge’ while she was coming out 2
1:46 PM — The Premier of Canada's Ontario province has thanked a church which she attended whilst coming out for being a place of refuge, and for the "strength" it gave her.
14th February 2013
Canada: Liberal party leader defends charity work by government-funded Christian groups 17
12:43 AM — The interim leader of Canada's Liberal Party, Bob Rae, defended the work of Christian humanitarian groups in the country.
13th February 2013
Canada: Foreign Affairs Minister slams anti-gay statements by government funded group 19
1:56 AM — The Canadian Minster for Foreign Affairs has attacked what he deemed "offensive" and "mean-spirited" statements on the website of a Christian group which receives federal funding for work in Uganda.
12th February 2013
Canada: Minister defends funding decision for anti-gay group 9
2:31 AM — The Canadian minister responsible for the government agency which had provided funding to a group which was openly opposed to homosexuality has defended the funding decision, saying that the money was for a specific project.
11th February 2013
Documents reveal dropped plan for Canadian same-sex wedding bank notes 2
7:08 PM — The bank of Canada considered putting an image of a same-sex wedding on bank notes, revealed by documents shown to the Canadian press.
Canadian government to review its funding of anti-gay evangelical group 5
4:03 PM — The Canadian government has announced that it is to review its funding of an anti-gay evangelical organisation which describes homosexuality as a “perversion”.
Anti-gay evangelical group receives funding from the Canadian government 19
1:41 AM — An anti-gay evangelical organisation which describes homosexuality as a "perversion" has been receiving funding from Canada's government for work in Uganda.
29th January 2013
Study shows when gay people come out, it can improve their mental health 7
3:40 PM — Lesbians, gay men and bisexuals who are out have lower stress hormones than those who hide their sexuality, according to a study in Canada.
28th January 2013
Canada: Kathleen Wynne becomes first lesbian province leader 11
1:42 AM — A former cabinet minister has been appointed as Canada's first openly-gay provincial premier, who is also the first female leader of the most populous Canadian province.
23rd January 2013
Canada: Students’ ‘Free Speech Wall’ torn down by self-titled gay rights activist 27
1:36 PM — A student claiming to be an LGBT activist tore down a "Free Speech Wall" created by his fellow students at Carleton University in Canada, stating that not all opinions deserved to be expressed.
15th January 2013
Canada: Vancouver Judge acquits brothers in attack on gay couple 15
5:16 AM — Two brothers have been acquitted in the case of an assault on two gay men, after a judge ruled that prosecutors had not proven they were the same men who beat up the men outside their Vancouver condo.
9th January 2013
Video: Canadian TV ad campaign asks why ‘faggot’ is considered an acceptable word 8
6:26 PM — An advertisement for the University of Albertaʼs Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services's No to Homohphobes campaign asks why the word "faggot" can be so casually used in society.
20th December 2012
Canadian gay teacher suspended after showing class draq queen Christmas video 53
2:07 PM — A gay teacher in Canada has been suspended after showing a class aged between nine and ten a video of draq queens lip-synching to a Bette Middler song.
5th December 2012
Canada: Activists say blood reforms will still discriminate against gay men 6
4:46 PM — The Canadian Blood Services’ proposed changes to blood donor eligibility do nothing to lessen discrimination against gay men, according to an HIV/AIDS awareness organisation.
22nd November 2012
Film Preview: Laurence Anyways 1
4:20 PM — You may or may not have already heard about the third feature from Quebec's rising director Xavier Dolan about the effect of being trans on a heterosexual relationship. It caused a stir when it screened in the Certain Regard category at this year's Cannes, with its leading lady stealing Best Actress within that competition, and the movie itself grabbing the Queer Palm at the same film festival.
15th November 2012
Canada: Trans student banned from using male toilets 26
7:26 PM — A transgender male student in Ontario, Canada, has allegedly been barred from using the men's toilet at school.
31st October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker promises to revive anti-gay law 43
7:33 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament has claimed the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill will soon be passed by lawmakers.
24th October 2012
Ugandan parliamentary speaker blasts Canada over gay rights criticism 71
12:03 PM — The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament claims that Canada has refused to grant visas for several of the country’s politicians due to its ban on same-sex marriage.
22nd October 2012
Canada: Man waits 42 years to get apology over anti-gay yearbook photo 22
9:36 PM — A man in British Columbia who had a homophobic remark written next to his photo in his high school yearbook has finally received a formal apology from the North Vancouver school board – more than 40 years after the incident took place.
12th October 2012
Canada: New birth certificate rules for transgender people in Ontario 18
6:46 PM — Transgender people in Ontario can now amend their gender on their birth certificates without first having to undergo gender confirmation surgery.