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Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

Friday, July 19, 2013
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TORONTO -- Tim Hortons, the Ontario-based coffee and doughnut house with more than 3,500 locations in Canada and the U.S., said Friday it has lifted a block of a popular Canadian LGBT news website from its in-store Wi-fi under pressure from gay rights advocates who vowed to launch a boycott of the chain.

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Transgender rights bill appoved by Canadian Senate committee

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
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OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada -- A bill that would add gender identity to the list of classes protected from discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act cleared a Senate committee on Monday.

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Edmonton base first Canadian military installation to raise LGBT pride flag

Sunday, June 9, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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