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Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

Friday, May 22, 2015
Michael Sam
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. [...]

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Inquiry: Canadian military culture is hostile to women, gays

Friday, May 1, 2015
Canada
The Canadian Armed Forces perpetuates a sexualized military culture that is hostile to women and gay members, according to a report. [...]

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Transgender woman posts men’s room selfies to protest restroom restrictions

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Brae Carnes began posting the images on social media to highlight how "out of place" she looks in a men's restroom, claiming that it’s "awkward for everyone."
Brae Carnes began posting the images on social media to highlight how "out of place" she looks in a men's restroom, claiming that it’s "awkward for everyone." [...]

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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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A gay dad’s letter to the school that is censoring a mural of a kiss

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A mural of two teens kissing was originally approved by the school principal was covered up following complaints.
The kiss. For some reason, it, and the experience of giving and getting one, is a completely integrated aspect of the high school experience. While puckers may have been planted in earlier years, it is the high school ones that create the milestones to adulthood ... the magic of our [...]

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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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The new normal: Gay couple featured in Tide (Canadian) TV commercial

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Tide
A same-sex couple's playful banter over laundry detergent and "past mistakes" is the focus of this Tide laundry detergent commercial from Procter and Gamble. (VIDEO) [...]

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Canadian family bullied because of their transgender daughter

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Isabella Burgos
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- A Canadian family says they are being bullied because their daughter is transgender and the school district isn't doing enough to stop it. Izzy and Dale Burgos said ever since eight-year-old Isabella was four, she knew she was a girl inside. And that's how she returned [...]

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General Mills makes bold, pro-gay move with Cheerios ad featuring gay parents

Friday, October 3, 2014
Cheerios-effect
In its boldest, pro-gay move yet, General Mills is launching a new Cheerios campaign in Canada with a television ad centering around a same-sex couple and their daughter. The “Cheerios Effect” campaign will include nearly a dozen videos on the internet and TV ranging from 15 seconds to three-minute mini-documentaries, [...]

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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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