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Edmonton base first Canadian military installation to raise LGBT pride flag

| Sunday, June 9, 2013
EDMONTON, Alberta -- In a ceremony attended by senior military officers and civilian members of the LGBT community, the rainbow pride flag was raised at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, and will remain this week to coincide with Edmonton's LGBT Pride Festival.

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Protesters rally outside bridal shop for denying service to transgender woman

| Sunday, May 5, 2013
Rohit Singh (left) and Colin Peace outside Jenny's Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon.Photo: Liam Richards via The Canadian Press
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- Dozens of transgender activists and allies gathered outside a Canadian bridal shop on Saturday to show support for a woman who said she was refused service at the store because she is transgender.

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Realtor fired after distributing anti-gay flyer promoting ‘traditional’ families

| Saturday, May 4, 2013
Andrew Ciastek
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — A Canadian real estate agent who distributed anti-gay marketing flyers promoting “traditional” families as "best for the future of the kids” has been terminated, according to his employer.

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Canadian real estate agent under fire for distributing anti-gay flyer

| Thursday, May 2, 2013
Local resident Jon McDonald holding the anti-gay Re/Max flyer.Photo: Rob Beintema, via The Toronto Star
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- A Canadian real estate agent has come came under fire for distributing a flyer that promotes "traditional" families and cited a controversial study by a University of Texas researcher that criticizes same-sex parents.

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Canadian couple closing restaurant due to anti-gay abuse by townsfolk

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Pots N Hands
MORRIS, Manitoba, Canada -- A gay couple in Canada said they are closing their Manitoba restaurant after just four months because of ongoing anti-gay abuse leveled against them and their employees by local residents.

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Canada’s House of Commons approves transgender rights bill

| Wednesday, March 20, 2013
OTTAWA -- Canada's House of Commons on Wednesday passed a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against transgender people. The bill now goes to the Senate, which is unelected and is expected to approve it.

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Canada kick starts funding for gay rights initiatives in Uganda

| Friday, March 8, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada -- A Canadian foreign affairs official acknowledged Friday that there are ongoing efforts to fund grassroots Ugandan LGBTQ advocacy organizations who are battling efforts by the Ugandan Parliament to pass that country’s proposed anti-homosexuality bill.

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Canadian Supreme Court: Anti-gay flyers violated hate speech law

| Wednesday, February 27, 2013
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Canada's highest court on Wednesday upheld provisions against hate speech in the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code in a case of an anti-gay preacher who distributed homophobic flyers in the province.

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Ontario elects Canada’s first openly gay premier

| Sunday, January 27, 2013
Kathleen Wynne
TORONTO -- Canada's most populous province is getting its first female premier and the country's first openly gay premier after the provincial Liberals chose a new leader.

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Canadian PSA asks why ‘faggot’ is still considered an acceptable word

| Wednesday, January 9, 2013
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada -- The University of Alberta team behind the “No Homophobes” campaign has launched a Public Service Announcement aimed at discouraging the use of anti-gay slurs that can be demeaning to those in the LGBT community.

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