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Canadian judge rules surgery requirement violates transgender rights

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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
Peter LaBarbera
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
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, 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 ...

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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 ...

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