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Another gay teen suicide: It’s not bullying — it’s school mugging

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I am so fed up with writing the same story — over and over and over again. This madness has to stop, and the first way we decrease these tragedies is to stop minimizing the torment and harassment by reducing it to mere bullying. [ Read more → ]

Quebec pledges $7 million to fight anti-gay bullying, discrimination

Monday, October 17, 2011
MONTREAL, Quebec -- The Quebec government has announced it will allocate $7 million dollars for programs to fight discrimination and bullying against its gay and lesbian citizens. [ Read more → ]
Jamie Hubley

Father says ‘bullying was definitely a factor’ in son Jamie Hubley’s suicide

Monday, October 17, 2011
Earlier today we reported the tragic death of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley, an Ottawa who committed suicide on Saturday, and who documented the final, painful months of his life on his bog. In a statement released Monday, Jamie’s father Allan Hubley said “bullying was definitely a factor” in his son’s death. [ Read more → ]

Ottawa gay teen commits suicide after months of online posts documenting his depression

Monday, October 17, 2011
Sad news to report from Ottawa, is the suicide death of Jamie Hubley, a 15-year-old gay teen who took his own life on Saturday after documenting online the final, painful months of his life. [ Read more → ]

Canadian newspaper apologizes for publishing transphobic advertisement

Friday, September 30, 2011
TORONTO, Ontario — Canada’s National Post newspaper on Friday issued a public apology for publishing an offensive, transphobic advertisement on Thursday that was purchased by the anti-gay Institute for Canadian Values (ICV). [ Read more → ]

Canadian family values group runs transphobic newspaper advertisement

Thursday, September 29, 2011
A transphobic advertisement appearing in Canada's National Post on Thursday is calling on the leaders of the three national political parties “stop teachers from confusing” children on issues of gender identity and expression. [ Read more → ]

Canada’s opposition New Democrat Party, LGBT advocate Jack Layton dies

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Right Honorable Jack Layton, a member of the Canadian Parliament, and a charismatic politician who guided the New Democrat Party (NDP) into the position of being the dominant opposition party in Parliament, has died. He was 61. [ Read more → ]
Bavo Defurne, left, directs actor Jelle Florizoone on the set of North Sea Texas.

‘North Sea Texas,’ Belgium director’s debut film captures attention at Montreal festival

Sunday, August 21, 2011
North Sea Texas, a Belgian film about two teenage boys falling in love, has captivated audiences and critics alike at this year's Montreal World Film Festival. [ Read more → ]
Bilal Philips

Islamic religious scholar: Gays in Islamic countries ‘must be killed’

Monday, July 4, 2011
As the annual Toronto Pride parade worked its way through the city's LGBTQ community on Sunday, an Islamic religious scholar addressing a 9,000-strong crowd at the annual Journey of Faith Islamic conference said that, in countries governed by Islamic law, homosexuals caught in the act should be executed. [ Read more → ]

Critics say Toronto Pride video promotes stereotypes, gay ‘shame’

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Critics of a new promotional video for Toronto Pride 2011 say that its focus on gay stereotypes "sets the movement back" by doing more harm than good. [ Read more → ]
Guy Earle

Lesbian wins $22,000 judgement against comedian, restaurant for anti-gay rant

Saturday, April 23, 2011
A Toronto comedian and a Vancouver restaurant to pay $22,000 in compensation for the comedian's anti-gay, profanity-laced verbal attack on two lesbian audience members. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal said the comments were discriminatory. [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay Canadian florist wants ‘no part’ of same-sex couple’s wedding

Thursday, March 17, 2011
A Canadian florist has refused to provide wedding flowers to a same-sex couple, according to the event's planner, a violation of the New Brunswick Human Rights Act. [ Read more → ]
A hot pool at St. Leon Hot Springs

U.S. citizen beaten unconscious at Canadian hot springs because he is gay

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Canadian police are searching for a suspect in an apparent gay bashing of a 48-year-old U.S. citizen who was beaten unconscious and left nearly naked in the snow after telling another man about his sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]

Vancouver police arrest 4 in connection with alleged hate crimes

Friday, July 2, 2010
Vancouver police announced Thursday they have made four arrests in connection to two separate attacks on gay men recently, both incidents of which are being investigated as possible hate crimes. [ Read more → ]
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Attackers shout anti-gay slurs, assault Vancouver gay couple

Monday, June 14, 2010
Two Vancouver men say they were punched repeatedly by two assailants who shouted anti-gay slurs at them on the doorstep of their downtown condo building Saturday night. [caption id="attachment_8285" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Regier (left) and Holtzman."][/caption] Peter Regier and his partner David Holtzman were returning home... [ Read more → ]

Psychiatrist known for ‘curing’ gays arrested for sexual assault on male patient

Monday, March 29, 2010
A psychiatrist known as Dr. Shock for his notorious attempts to "cure" gay military recruits through electroshock therapy has been charged with sexually assaulting a male patient. [caption id="attachment_7481" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Levin"][/caption] Dr. Aubrey Levin, who was arrested in Calgary, Alberta, after he was secretly... [ Read more → ]
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Gay man seeking answers from Olympic organizers after enduring anti-gay assault

Thursday, February 18, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6373" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="(Image: NBC)"][/caption] A gay Vancouver man wants to know what the Olympic organizing committee is going to do about the 20-minute verbal and physical homophobic onslaught he endured at the Feb 8 opening ceremonies rehearsal. Tyler Sheppard says a woman who... [ Read more → ]

Gay Canadian politician’s Christmas card attacked by internet homophobes

Sunday, December 20, 2009
A gay Canadian Member of Parliament who sent out a Christmas card featuring himself and his husband has been attacked by homophobes on the internet, reports Pink News. Nova Scotia Liberal MP Scott Brison's personalized card (above) shows him and husband Maxime St Pierre with... [ Read more → ]

Britain, Canada denounce proposed anti-gay laws in Uganda

Friday, November 27, 2009
Britain and Canada today led Commonwealth protests against a law proposed by the Ugandan parliament which would introduce the death penalty by hanging for "aggravated homosexuality". Gordon Brown, Britain's Prime Minister, expressed his country's concerns about the parliamentary bill when he met Yoweri Museveni, the... [ Read more → ]
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