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.
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.
18th June 2014
Canada: Transgender 12-year-old granted new birth certificate 6
4:58 PM — A transgender 12-year-old in Alberta has been awarded a new birth certificate, marking the first recognition of a trans person in the province without surgery.
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.
16th June 2014
Canada: Ugandan gay activists finally allowed entry to speak at WorldPride Congerence 6
8:58 PM — A group of Ugandan LGBT activists who plan to speak at WorldPride Human Rights Conference will finally be allowed to enter Canada, after initially being denied visas.
13th June 2014
Video: WWE legend Pat Patterson comes out as gay 6
6:05 PM — WWE wrestling legend Pat Patterson has revealed that he is gay, after over 50 years in the closet.
First gay Ontario Premier wins majority in election 8
11:45 AM — The first female and first openly gay Premier of Ontario has won a majority in the province elections.
12th June 2014
Sochi-gold medal winning Canadian hockey star comes out as gay 4
4:37 PM — Four time Olympic gold medallist Charline Labonte has announced that she is gay in an online statement.
9th June 2014
Sci-fi show Orphan Black introduces trans character
1:47 PM — Cult science fiction show Orphan Black has introduced a male transgender character.
6th June 2014
Canada: Over half of senior students at Catholic school wear pro-gay rainbow socks to graduate 6
4:59 PM — At a Catholic school graduation in Canada, over half of students made a statement in support of their school's gay-straight alliance, by wearing rainbow socks.
31st May 2014
Tegan and Sara: We choose to be visible to inspire others 2
7:23 PM — Lesbian twin pop duo Tegan and Sara have opened up about their childhood, in a video for the It Got Better campaign.
29th May 2014
Chicken chain embroiled in anti-gay controversy moves into Canada 7
7:30 PM — A chicken chain which has become known across the US for becoming involved in an anti-gay controversy as much as its food, has taken to Canada.
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
24th May 2014
US: Bryan Singer files for immediate dismissal of ‘provably false’ sex abuse lawsuit 1
5:38 PM — X-Men director Bryan Singer has filed a motion calling for the immediate dismissal of a sex abuse lawsuit against him.
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.
Canada bans Ugandan activists from attending Pride event over asylum fears 11
6:52 PM — Canada has refused to give 10 Ugandan activists visas for the Toronto World Pride human rights conference.
Canada: High school banned from flying gay pride flag 3
3:31 PM — A High School in the Canadian province of New Brunswick has banned students from flying a gay pride flag during pride week, because of a ban on "non-official flags on public property."
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.
29th April 2014
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
26th April 2014
UK: Government computer used to label Canadian author a ‘homophobe’ on Wikipedia 13
6:16 PM — A government computer was used to vandalise author David Gilmour's Wikipedia entry and call him a homophobe.