13th November 2014
Canada: Vancouver School Board taken to court for gender-neutral pronoun policy 22
12:01 PM — The Vancouver School Board has been taken to court by angered parents petitioning to quash a policy which provides more support to transgender students.
22nd September 2014
Canada: Vancouver LGBT activist Jim Deva dies in freak accident 9
2:27 PM — A Vancouver activist who won a court challenge over his right to sell LGBT-themed books has died in a freak accident.
12th September 2014
Canada: Devil statue with giant erection appears in Vancouver 21
5:30 PM — A giant statue of Satan with a large erection has appeared in Vancouver, and no-one knows where it came from.
8th August 2014
Canada: Anti-gay activist sneaks into Vancouver Pride to hand out fake condoms 30
6:27 PM — An anti-gay activist disguised himself as a pro-gay participant in last weekend's Vancouver Pride parade, distributing anti-gay leaflets at the event that looked like condoms.
6th August 2014
Football team told not to support men who their penis up ‘poopers’ 17
7:03 PM — A Canadian football team has received a deluge of hateful messages after temporarily changing its logo in support of Pride.
Canada: LGBs more at risk of teenage pregnancy, says British Columbia study
2:30 PM — A new study of teenagers in Canada has found that lesbian, gay and bisexual students are more at risk than heterosexuals when it comes to teenage pregnancy.
20th July 2014
Canada: Catholic school district creates first transgender student policy 6
4:06 PM — A Catholic school district in Vancouver has become the first to have a specific policy for transgender students.
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.
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".
8th August 2013
Petition calls for 2014 Winter Olympics to be relocated to Vancouver 13
2:12 PM — A petition which has gathered almost 80,000 signatures, calls for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to be relocated to Vancouver, following the passage of anti-gay laws in Russia.
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.
30th July 2013
Canada: Vancouver unveils permanent rainbow crossings to celebrate pride week 5
11:20 AM — The city of Vancouver has unveiled rainbow street crossings amid this week's Pride Week celebrations, and unlike similar crossings in Sydney earlier this year which were later removed, the local council says they are permanent.
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.
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 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.
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.
29th November 2010
Lesbian-only guesthouse now allows men 37
5:07 PM — A lesbian-only guesthouse in Key West, Florida, is having to allow men in order to survive a tough ecomonic climate. Pearl's Rainbow, an award-winning 38-room guesthouse, has been running for ten years.
8th November 2010
Travel companies ‘need to do more to be gay-friendly’ 16
7:12 PM — Although plenty of travel companies now advertise themselves as being gay-friendly, a survey shows that many need to do more to justify the claim.
25th October 2010
2,000 join London vigil against hate crime 13
12:01 PM — Two thousand people braved the wind and rain to join a London vigil to remember victims of hate crime on Saturday evening. The crowd assembled in Trafalgar Square and heard speeches by equality minister Lynne Featherstone and Stuart Milk, the nephew of murdered US gay rights activist Harvey Milk.