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.
10th July 2012
Poll: Third of gay and trans Canadians in a same-sex marriage 17
12:30 PM — A Canadian poll has suggested that 5 percent of the 34 million people living in Canada identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, and that a third of those are in a gay marriage.
9th July 2012
Toronto unveils rainbow cabs to woo gay Londoners for WorldPride 2014 20
12:33 PM — Pride Toronto has unveiled a new taxi advertising campaign to promote the host city of WorldPride 2014 to gay Londoners, as the latter city handed over the mantle this weekend.
15th June 2012
Ontario approves trans discrimination protections 5
9:31 AM — Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Ontario voted to protect people from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity this week.
6th June 2012
Ontario passes pro-gay anti-bullying bill despite opposition from Catholic Church 28
9:00 PM — The Canadian province of Ontario has passed a wide-ranging anti-bullying bill which mandates that students be allowed to form Gay-Straight Alliances in schools, including those run by the Catholic Church.
5th June 2012
Canadian porn star ‘who cannibalised his male lover’ arrested in Berlin 41
6:59 PM — A bisexual porn star who was the subject of an international manhunt for cannibalising his male lover has been arrested in Berlin, and is set to be deported to his native Canada.
1st June 2012
Manhunt continues for ‘killer bisexual porn actor’
7:02 PM — The hunt for a man who is believed to have murdered and dismembered a male lover and sent parts of his body to government officials has continued today.
27th April 2012
Canada: Lesbian couple ordered to divide sperm in split 10
2:50 PM — A Canadian court has ruled that a lesbian couple who separated in 2006 ought to have divided up donated sperm they had frozen in the same way that they had their other assets.
21st April 2012
Canada: Gay porn interrupts local television news 23
2:29 PM — A newscast on a local television station in Hamilton, Ontario was interrupted yesterday by three minutes of hardcore gay pornography, which has drawn equal amounts of humour and outrage across social networks.
18th April 2012
Canada: Man to be charged today over murder of gay rights activist
2:03 PM — A man is due to be charged with second-degree murder today following the death of a popular gay rights activist.
17th April 2012
Canada: Prominent gay activist killed in apparent hate crime 60
9:26 PM — A prominent gay rights activist and journalist in Halifax was beaten to death outside a popular gay bar, Canadian media organisations report, in what seems to be a homophobic hate crime.
16th April 2012
Canada: Wildrose Party candidate under fire for homophobic comments 14
10:58 PM — The leader of Alberta's Wildrose Party, Danielle Smith, is under pressure to sack one of her candidates, after one of his blogs from last year was discovered, where he said homosexuals are deemed to spend an eternity in hell.
11th April 2012
Leader of Wildrose Party in Canada says she is pro-gay, pro-choice 16
9:54 PM — Danielle Smith, leader of the Wildrose Party in Canada, has moved to quash rumours surrounding her social beliefs by confirming that she is in favour of marriage equality, and is pro-choice on abortion rights.
3rd April 2012
Transgender contestant may be allowed to return to Miss Universe Canada 96
12:50 PM — A woman who was ousted from the Miss Universe Canada competition because she is transgender has been allowed back into the competition if she can prove she meets the requirements for gender recognition by Canadian authorities.
25th March 2012
Miss Universe Canada rejects transgender contestant 136
1:16 PM — A beauty pageant owned by Donald Trump has booted a contestant out of the competition because she was born male.
17th February 2012
Canada expected to fill gay marriage ‘gap’ today 21
4:24 PM — Canada is expected to announce changes to its Civil Marriage Act today which will stem fears about the validity of gay marriages between couples who could wed in Canada but not their home countries.
6th February 2012
Canada: Trans woman detained under US flight rules 16
5:56 PM — In the wake of Canada’s continued support of a no-fly rule for anyone who fails to meet gender norms, as subjectively assessed by that country’s border police, a harrowing tale emerges of an incident last year in the United States.
31st January 2012
Comment: The Canadian rule which bans transgender flight 39
11:48 AM — Jane Fae examines the rules, introduced last July but only now coming to light, which state that an air carrier “shall not transport a passenger if [...] the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents”.
Rebel alliance slams Star Wars game over gay characters 32
10:04 AM — It could be described as a period of uncivil war, the Family Research Council striking from a hidden base in Washington, DC, attempting to win their first victory against the Bioware gaming empire. Only in this case, the empire seems to be doing good.
16th January 2012
Canada to fill ‘gap’ on gay marriage 10
11:50 AM — The Canadian Justice Minister has reassured thousands of gay couples who have married in his country that their unions will be recognised there, but admitted there is a "legislative gap" in the rules on foreign nationals' marriages.