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Alberta makes it easier for transgender individuals to change birth documents

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Alberta
The Alberta government is making it easier for transgender people in the province to make changes to their personal documents without undergoing sex reassignment surgery. ...

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Student’s art of two young men kissing stirs controversy at Canadian high school

Monday, February 2, 2015
A mural of two teens kissing was originally approved by the school principal was covered up following complaints.
A high school student's mural of two young men kissing is causing some controversy at the small school north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. ...

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Canadian judge rules surgery requirement violates transgender rights

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Alberta-Canada
EDMONTON, Alberta -- A judge in Canada has ruled that a provincial law requiring transgender individuals to undergo gender reassignment surgery before they can change their birth certificates is unconstitutional and can no longer be enforced. ...

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Edmonton base first Canadian military installation to raise LGBT pride flag

Sunday, June 9, 2013
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EDMONTON, Alberta -- In a ceremony attended by senior military officers and civilian members of the LGBT community, the rainbow pride flag was raised at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, and will remain this week to coincide with Edmonton's LGBT Pride ...

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Canadian PSA asks why ‘faggot’ is still considered an acceptable word

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada -- The University of Alberta team behind the “No Homophobes” campaign has launched a Public Service Announcement aimed at discouraging the use of anti-gay slurs that can be demeaning to those in the LGBT community. ...

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Edmonton student leads ‘no hate’ march following anti-gay attack

Sunday, August 5, 2012
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EDMONTON, Alberta -- Chevi Rabbit, a 26-year-old Canadian university student, led a no-hate march and rally in Edmonton on Thursday — nearly a month after he was allegedly attacked because of his sexual orientation. ...

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