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Toronto mayor demands rainbow flag be removed from city hall

Friday, February 7, 2014
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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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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 [...]

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Transgender students get protection in Toronto schools while MP introduces anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’

Saturday, October 6, 2012
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TORONTO, Ontario, Canada -- The Toronto District School Board announced Thursday that it has introduced a new set of guidelines to ensure transgender equality for students and staff in the district's 600 schools. [...]

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Ontario’s legislative assembly approves anti-bullying bill

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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TORONTO, Ontario -- The Accepting Schools Act, an anti-bullying measure also known as Bill 13, passed through the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on Tuesday by a vote of 65-36. [...]

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‘Church vs. State’ showdown sparked by dispute over gay-straight alliances

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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TORONTO -- A dispute over the use of the term "gay-straight alliance" in Ontario schools has prompted the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto on Monday to accuse Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's administration of making “religious freedom . . . a second-class right.” [...]

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Lady Gaga sends anti-bullying message to Toronto high school students

Friday, November 25, 2011
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Students at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, a specialized public arts and academic high school in Toronto, broke into cheering and wild applause on Friday when the student council president debuted a personal video from Lady Gaga aimed at encouraging an end to bullying. [...]

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Canadian LGBTQ advocacy group calls for full review on issue of youth suicide

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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TORONTO -- Egale Canada -- the Canadian national LGBT human rights organization -- has written to the Chief Coroner for the province of Ontario, Dr. Andrew McCallum, requesting a full coroner's review on the issue of LGBTQ youth suicide. [...]

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Canadian newspaper apologizes for publishing transphobic advertisement

Friday, September 30, 2011
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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). [...]

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Canadian family values group runs transphobic newspaper advertisement

Thursday, September 29, 2011
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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. [...]

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