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

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Douglas Spady
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
Peter LaBarbera
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
Philadelphia-Grindr-assault
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
Arland Bruce (left) and Bryant Turner Jr.
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
APRob Ford
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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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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What the attack on Scott Jones tells us about fear and courage

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Scott Jones
This violent attack didn’t happen in a notoriously anti-gay country such as Russia, Jamaica or Uganda. This happened in Canada, one of the gay-friendliest countries in the world where anti-discrimination laws have been in effect since 1998. And the province of Nova Scotia is no exception to its country’s rules. So what does this attack tell us? It tells us what the other senseless hate crimes have told us this year: that we are not yet in a position to let down our guard even on the streets we call home. And that is tragic...

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Canadian man left paralyzed from the waist down in alleged anti-gay attack

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Scott Jones
NEW GLASGOW, N.S. -- A Canadian man attacked outside a lounge in Nova Scotia early Saturday morning has been left paralyzed from the waist down in what friends and family are calling an anti-gay hate crime.

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Settlement reached with bridal shop that denied service to transgender bride

Friday, September 13, 2013
Rohit Singh (left) and Colin Peace outside Jenny's Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon.Photo: Liam Richards via The Canadian Press
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- The owner of a Canadian bridal shop has agreed to make donations to two local charities as part of a settlement mediated by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission to resolve a complaint that it refused service to a transgender woman.

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Canada says it will favor refugee claims by gay Russians

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Canada
SURREY, British Columbia -- Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Monday that the country's refugee board will favorably review asylum claims by LGBT people fleeing persecution in Russia.

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