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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. [...]

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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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Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

Friday, July 19, 2013
Tim-Hortons
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 [...]

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Transgender rights bill appoved by Canadian Senate committee

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Canada
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
Canada-pride-flag
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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