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Season of Pride: Hundreds marry at Toronto’s Grand Pride Wedding

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Texas residents Bonn Brown (left) and Craighton Cooper (right) were married along with 114 other LGBTQ couples as part of World Pride 2014's Grand Pride Wedding in Toronto, June 26, 2014.
TORONTO -- More than one hundred same-sex couples gathered for a mass wedding on Thursday as part of Toronto's World Pride festivities, which wraps up today with a parade consisting of more than 12,000 marchers and over 200,000 spectators. For many, the highlight of this year's World Pride was the [...]

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Arrest made in robbery, rape of tourist who met his attacker on Grindr

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- An arrest has been made in an April attack on a Canadian tourist who says he was held at gunpoint and raped in his hotel room by a man he met using the gay hook-up app Grindr. Police arrested 26-year-old Douglass Casey and set bail at $1 million. [...]

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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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Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. [...]

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U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

Monday, April 14, 2014
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REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials. [...]

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Police identify suspect they say raped, robbed Canadian visitor he met on Grindr

Saturday, April 12, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA -- Police in Philadelphia have identified the man they say sexually assaulted, beat and robbed a Canadian tourist after the two men met on Grindr. [...]

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Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

Friday, April 11, 2014
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REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport. [...]

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Canadian visitor assaulted, beaten, robbed after meeting man on Grindr

Friday, April 11, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- A Canadian man visiting Philadelphia for an education conference says he was sexually assaulted, beaten and robbed after meeting another man on the gay hookup app Grindr. [...]

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Canadian Football League players fined for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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MONTREAL -- The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. [...]

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Toronto mayor demands rainbow flag be removed from city hall

Friday, February 7, 2014
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TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wants a rainbow flag flying at City Hall protesting Russia's law restricting gay rights activities to be removed. [...]

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