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Canadian judge rules surgery requirement violates transgender rights

| Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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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 Festival.

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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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