16 May 2013
Canada: ‘Israeli apartheid’ censorship row puts Toronto Pride funding in jeopardy
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".
5 May 2013
Canada: Property agent fired for distributing homophobic leaflets
A Canadian property agent has been fired for distributing leaflets that attack same-sex marriage and gay parents.
5 May 2013
Canada: Dozens protest as bridal shop refuses to allow trans woman to try on wedding dress
Dozens have protested at a bridal store in Canada, after a trans woman said she was told she could not try on a wedding dress because the owner said she looked like a man.
2 May 2013
Canada: Residents complain at property agent’s decision to distribute homophobic leaflets
A Canadian property agent has been criticised for distributing leaflets that attack same-sex marriage and gay parents.
30 April 2013
Sarkozy jabs Hollande’s equal marriage policy in rare speaking appearance
While giving a speech in Canada the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made several oblique jabs at his successor, Francois Hollande, including suggestions that introducing equal marriage during an economic crisis was unwise.
19 April 2013
Canada: Imam who compared homosexuality with cancer said comments were taken out of context
An imam who was recorded giving a speech to school children at a publicly-funded private school in Canada, during which he said homosexuality was a "special case" like cancer, AIDS and diabetes, has said his comments were taken out of context.
13 April 2013
Canada: Parents start campaign to remove ‘high risk’ status for gay organ donors, after son’s death
A couple from Canada have started a petition to urge the government to change a federal law which classifies gay people as high-risk, when it comes to organ donation, following the death of their son.
3 April 2013
Canada: Teen granted permission to put up gay-straight alliance posters
A Canadian teenager in Manitoba who previously voiced his support for a bill to allow gay-straight alliances in his school district has won the right to put up posters for the club at his school.
3 April 2013
Canada: Teen may change minds of school which declined to allow gay-straight alliance posters
A Canadian teenager who previously voiced his support for a bill to allow gay-straight alliances in his school district, said he was hopeful after a meeting with school administrators that he might be granted permission for the club after all.
21 March 2013
Canada: Bill criminalising anti-transgender discrimination passes in House of Commons
A bill protecting transgender people from discrimination narrowly passed in Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday.
20 March 2013
Canadian gay porn actor accused of murdering Chinese lover collapses in court
A Canadian gay porn actor accused of killing and dismembering his Chinese lover collapsed in court yesterday.
18 March 2013
Trans woman golfer hopes to compete professionally at age 62
A trans woman who overcame numerous obstacles on her way to accepting her gender identity says her next goal is to become the first trans woman to compete in the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
18 March 2013
Canada: Teenager stands up for gay-straight alliances
A student in Canada has pushed to set up a GSA following his Province's consideration of a bill supporting them in all schools, which is currently facing a growing backlash from faith groups.
17 March 2013
Video: TV host claims 6 year old trans girl’s gender identity is a result of her parents’ ‘fetish’
A TV host in Canada has claimed that the parents of a trans girl have committed child abuse by allowing her to live according to her gender identity, and says it amounts to a "fetish".
16 March 2013
Canada: Gay-straight alliance bill is as disrespectful as a ‘right to eat pork’ Jewish student group, say religious opponents
A bill requiring all schools to allow gay-straight alliances in Canada's Manitoba province has come under fire from religious groups, who say it might as well require Jewish students to advocate for the right eat pork.
16 March 2013
Canada: Lawyer says bisexuality shouldn’t have been a factor in client’s murder conviction
A lawyer in Canada is appealing the murder conviction of a bisexual man who killed a male friend who sexually assaulted him.
14 March 2013
Canada: Gay glossy to cease publishing due to financial problems
Canada's glossy gay magazine, Fab will stop being sold from next month due to financial reasons.
12 March 2013
Gay porn star dead in apparent suicide two weeks after his husband’s death
French born gay porn star, Wilfred Knight has committed suicide two weeks after the suicide of his American husband.
11 March 2013
Trial of gay porn actor accused of murder and mutilation begins in Canada
The trial of gay porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta who’s accused of killing and dismembering his lover is taking place in Canada.
8 March 2013
Canadian Government provides funding to Uganda’s embattled LGBT campaigners
A leading Canadian newspaper has revealed that Canada is quietly supporting the efforts of LGBT Ugandans in their fight against the country’s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill.