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.
5th October 2012
Canada: Trans group mourns killing of one of its members
6:28 PM — The victim has been identified as January Marie Lapuz, according to CTV News.
20th September 2012
Canada: Census may have erroneously counted roommates as same-sex couples 8
11:02 PM — The Canadian census which reported a huge increase in the number of same-sex couples may be skewed due to the way the couples were counted, and may not be as many as previously thought.
19th September 2012
Canada: Gay couples embracing marriage, according to census 6
8:31 PM — Seven years after Canada legalised same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples are running to the altar in record numbers.
18th September 2012
Update: Baseball player apologises for homophobic slur, is suspended without pay 20
7:08 PM — Canadian baseball player, Yunel Escobar, has apologised for causing offence through having what was perceived as a homophobic slur, written on his face during a game.
Canada: Baseball player took to the field with a homophobic slur on his face 6
12:22 AM — Suspension or a fine have been suggested as punishment for a Canadian Major League Baseball player who participated in a game, with a homophobic slur written on his face.
17th September 2012
Canadian government criticises Iran on gay rights 12
4:22 PM — In a swipe at Iran, Canada’s Justice Minister Jason Kenney says the country is determined to promote gay rights on the international stage.
2nd September 2012
Student aims to start study to ensure safety and comfort for gay retirees 2
7:01 PM — A masters degree student in Canada has hopes that a new study will lead to comfortable and safe retirement homes aimed at LGBT retirees.
20th August 2012
United Church of Canada elects first openly gay moderator in historic vote 18
4:32 PM — The United Church of Canada elected its first openly gay moderator this week.
10th August 2012
Anti-homophobia march takes place at University of Alberta in support of assaulted student 3
11:03 AM — A fortnight after an apparent homophobic attack on a student from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, hundreds of locals showed their support for the victim in a march against homophobia.
11th July 2012
Canada: Toronto trans community pays tribute to leader who killed himself 3
11:45 PM — Tributes have been paid to a Canadian transgender community leader who killed himself last week. Kyle Scanlon, who was the education, training, and research coordinator at the 519 Church Street Community Centre in Toronto, died on July 3rd. Reports said he had suffered long-term chronic depression.