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Vancouver Catholic school district enacts transgender policy

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Tracey-Wilson
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A Catholic school district has approved a policy to accommodate transgender children, believed to be the first of its kind by a Catholic school in North America. The Vancouver Archdiocese made the move following a human rights complaint by the family of an 11-year-old transgender girl. [...]

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Canadian law school approved despite plan enforce ban on ‘gay intimacy’

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Trinity Western University
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The B.C. government has approved the creation of a new law school at Trinity Western University in Langley B.C., despite concerns from gay rights advocates over its plans to enforce a policy prohibiting “gay intimacy” among staff and students. [...]

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‘Glee’ cast member Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

Sunday, July 14, 2013
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said. He was 31. [...]

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Canadian man receives apology for yearbook’s anti-gay slur — 42 years later

Sunday, October 7, 2012
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A Canadian man has finally received an apology for a gay slur published in his high school yearbook -- 42 years ago. Robin Tomlin says he's been haunted for years after his high school yearbook committee printed the word "fag" next to his picture in the 1970 yearbook. [...]

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Tribunal: Christian inn owners discriminated against gay couple

Friday, July 20, 2012
Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- A British Columbia Human Rights tribunal has ordered the owners of a now-closed Bed and Breakfast to pay $4,500 in damages and expenses to a same-sex couple for refusing them accommodations because they are gay. [...]

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Vancouver police arrest 4 in connection with alleged hate crimes

Friday, July 2, 2010
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Vancouver police announced Thursday they have made four arrests in connection to two separate attacks on gay men recently, both incidents of which are being investigated as possible hate crimes. [...]

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Attackers shout anti-gay slurs, assault Vancouver gay couple

Monday, June 14, 2010
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Two Vancouver men say they were punched repeatedly by two assailants who shouted anti-gay slurs at them on the doorstep of their downtown condo building Saturday night. Peter Regier and his partner David Holtzman were returning home from a concert and found two men drinking outside their building, one of [...]

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First ever Pride Houses welcome LGBTQ athletes, visitors to Olympic games

Sunday, February 21, 2010
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It should come as no surprise that cities as gay friendly as Vancouver and Whistler would extend that hospitality to this year’s Olympic Games. The two communities are the first Olympic hosts to with Pride Houses to welcome gay and lesbian athletes and tourists and educate Olympic visitors about diversity [...]

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Gay man seeking answers from Olympic organizers after enduring anti-gay assault

Thursday, February 18, 2010
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A gay Vancouver man wants to know what the Olympic organizing committee is going to do about the 20-minute verbal and physical homophobic onslaught he endured at the Feb 8 opening ceremonies rehearsal. Tyler Sheppard says a woman who incorrectly insisted he and his friends were sitting in her seats [...]

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