U.S. marines under fire for tweeting picture of rainbow bullets for Pride
People of every political alignment were outraged by the U.S. marines after they tweeted a picture of rainbow bullets to herald Pride Month.
Jun 2, 2022
Being Two-Spirit and trans in Canada: How colonization shaped the way we view gender diversity
Two-Spiritedness, a relatively new term to describe an historic concept in Indigenous communities, acknowledges the fluidity and spectrum of gender identity and expression.
Jun 8, 2022
As anti-LGBTQ2 hate grows in Canada, advocates say it’s ‘never been as scary’
The solution, they say, is education and support from allies to counter homophobia and anti-trans hate — particularly baseless accusations of pedophilia and "grooming" children.
Players can decide what causes to support after Provorov opts out of Pride night: NHL
An executive with an LGBTQ advocacy group says he doesn't want the Pride Night boycott of Ivan Provorov to overshadow all the good that's happening in hockey.
Bill 8 and pandemic making LGBTQ2S+ students in Alberta feel unsafe, says advocate
"The whole idea of a GSA is to be in a space, explore your own life and explore your own path without someone finding out," said Centre for Sexuality president Pam Krause.
Jan 21, 2022
She spent 4 years in a men’s prison — how Canada often ignores complexities in trans violence
The conversations — and even the statistics — around gender-based violence often ignore people who are trans or non-binary, despite the fact they live with a heightened risk.
Feb 17, 2020
Over 100K people are transgender in Canada, 2021 census shows
The data shows about 100,815 people are transgender or non-binary, including 31,555 who are transgender women, 27,905 who are transgender men and 41,355 who are non-binary.
Apr 27, 2022
Gender-neutral bathrooms gaining popularity across Canada
More and more institutions are getting on board, the Canadian National Exhibition, University of Toronto, University of Winnipeg and Ryerson University -- and recently Yorkdale Mall -- have introduced gender-neutral washrooms.
Jun 13, 2019
RCMP directive eliminates wearing of ‘thin blue line’ patch while on duty
The thin blue line represents the line police walk daily between life and death and is seen as a show of solidarity. The RCMP urges officers to wear the commemorative blue ribbon.
Oct 11, 2020
From Nazi uniforms to topless photos, the Royal Family’s biggest scandals
There's been no shortage of controversies in recent history.
Jan 4, 2020
‘Huge blemish’ on FIFA as LGBTQ rights concerns swirl at Qatar World Cup: Hall of Famer
The tournament, which kicked off Sunday and runs until Dec. 18, has faced a swirl of concerns about LGBTQ and other human rights issues.
Nov 24, 2022
Health-care disparities faced by LGTBQ Canadians widened by coronavirus: researchers
The research group had already been developing a curriculum to address inequities in the health-care system for people who identify as LGBTQ.
Apr 27, 2020
What’s your Olympic memorabilia worth?
Before you turf that '88 pin collection from the gas station, find out how much it's worth to the right buyer.
Feb 11, 2014
Florida House approves Republican-backed ‘don’t say gay’ bill
Florida's House of Representatives have approved a bill that would prohibit classroom discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Feb 25, 2022
LGBTQ refugee group calls on Ottawa to help Queer Afghans resettle in Canada
The Toronto-based group argues that Ottawa's resettlement programs don't account for those who can't safely flee Afghanistan to neighbouring countries.
Dec 20, 2022
‘Thin Blue Line’ patches not allowed on VPD uniforms, Vancouver Police Board confirms
The city's police chief maintains they symbol is about solidarity and honouring fallen officers, while critics say police have yet to engage with the reality of structural racism.
U.S. navy pilots describe seeing UFO in ‘unsettling’ documented incident
Three former U.S. navy pilots have shared their first-hand stories about seeing alleged UFOs off the coasts of the United States.
May 17, 2021
‘Hateful propaganda’: Joly to summon Russian envoy over embassy’s anti-LGBTQ tweets
It will be the third time Global Affairs Canada has summoned ambassador Oleg Stepanov this year.
Nov 28, 2022
Canada’s military lacking thousands of troops as COVID-19 hits recruitment, training
While the military says there has not been any immediate impact, a spokesman acknowledged the potential for longer-term ramifications.
Feb 15, 2021