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Michael Sam returns to Canada to restart football career with Montreal Alouettes

Monday, June 29, 2015
Montreal Alouettes defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to reporters after returning to practice with the Canadian Football League team Monday, June 29, 2015, in Montreal. Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, could not make the roster of the St. Louis Rams and signed with Montreal. He left the Alouettes for what he said were personal reasons, but returned to the team this week.
In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gaysame-sexmarriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. ...

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Michael Sam leaves CFL camp for personal reasons

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Michael Sam
The CFL team said the rookie defensive end has been given special permission to return home to Texas. The Alouettes are keeping the "nature of his decision" confidential. ...

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Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Newly signed Montreal Alouettes defensive end Michael Sam tosses a ball while posing at a press conference in Montreal on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.
Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League. ...

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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 ...

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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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