27th July 2014
LGBT rights demonstrators attacked at Toronto mayor’s appreciation event 10
5:36 PM — LGBT rights activists who turned up to protest against the Toronto Mayor's alleged homophobia at an event he held were attacked and told to go home.
13th July 2014
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I’m a spendaphobe, not a homophobe 16
11:54 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has dodged questions about whether he is homophobic, claiming to be a "spendaphobe" instead.
11th July 2014
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab votes against helping homeless LGBT teens 17
11:24 AM — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has voted against a proposal that would provide help for homeless LGBT teens, the only person to do so.
10th July 2014
Canada: Toronto Mayor fresh out of rehab refuses to applaud WorldPride organisers 16
11:40 AM — Toronto’s controversial mayor has once again come under fire in a council meeting, after he refused to join a standing ovation to praise the organisers of WorldPride Toronto.
30th June 2014
Canada: Toronto WorldPride festival attracts crowds, ‘streets overflowing’ 3
3:41 PM — Over 12,000 marched in the WorldPride parade yesterday in Toronto, in the culmination of the week-long festival.
27th June 2014
Toronto holds international mass gay wedding to celebrate World Pride 2014 2
10:44 AM — 115 same-sex couples from across the world were married yesterday, in a free ceremony hosted in Toronto’s Casa Loma.
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.
17th June 2014
Second ever Asexual Conference at World Pride Toronto 2014 7
5:45 PM — The second International Asexual Conference will be held at World Pride in Toronto this year, following the first Asexual Conference at the 2012 World Pride in London.
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.
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.
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.
16th September 2013
Canada: Waitress ‘humiliated’ gay couple in restaurant by telling them they cannot sit together 26
5:10 PM — A gay couple in Mimico, Toronto have spoken out over an incident where they were "embarrassed" and "humiliated" by a waitress who told them they cannot sit together, accusing them of indecent behaviour and of touching one another.
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.
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.
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.
29th July 2013
Canada: Vancouver Mayor attacks Russia over anti-gay laws ahead of Winter Olympics 10
11:41 PM — The mayor of Vancouver has spoken out to heavily criticise the recent introduction of Russian anti-gay laws ahead of the Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi in 2014.
16th May 2013
Canada: ‘Israeli apartheid’ censorship row puts Toronto Pride funding in jeopardy 54
5:36 PM — Pride Toronto faces the loss of its annual cultural grant over indecision as to whether the phrase "Israeli apartheid" should be banned from the event, in a row which Peter Tatchell has called "straightforward censorship".
14th March 2013
Canada: Gay glossy to cease publishing due to financial problems
3:21 PM — Canada's glossy gay magazine, Fab will stop being sold from next month due to financial reasons.
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.
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.