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Toronto mayor Rob Ford casts lone vote against LGBT homeless shelter proposal

| Saturday, July 12, 2014
Rob Ford
TORONTO -- Mayor Rob Ford was the lone member of the Toronto city council to vote against a proposal to examine the need for additional shelter for homeless LGBT youth in Toronto. The measure passed by Thursday by a vote of 37-1, reported the CBC.

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Season of Pride: LGBT people, allies celebrate Pride around the world

| Sunday, June 29, 2014
Participants celebrate LGBT Pride in London on Saturday, June 28, 2014.
For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies, June is a month of pride and celebration. Around the globe, LGBT Pride Month has been marked with parades and marches, festivals and dances, and in some cases, protests and counter-protests. In the United States, much of the celebrations have focused on a string of victories ...

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Season of Pride: Hundreds marry at Toronto’s Grand Pride Wedding

| Sunday, June 29, 2014
Texas residents Bonn Brown (left) and Craighton Cooper (right) were married along with 114 other LGBTQ couples as part of World Pride 2014's Grand Pride Wedding in Toronto, June 26, 2014.
TORONTO -- More than one hundred same-sex couples gathered for a mass wedding on Thursday as part of Toronto's World Pride festivities, which wraps up today with a parade consisting of more than 12,000 marchers and over 200,000 spectators. For many, the highlight of this year's World Pride was the Grand Pride Wedding, believed to be the largest ...

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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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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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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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Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar suspended for homophobic slur

| Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday announced that shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended from play in this week’s three-game series against the New York Yankees for displaying an anti-gay slur written on his eye black strips during last Saturday's home game against the Boston Red Sox.

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar: Anti-gay slur causes outrage

| Monday, September 17, 2012
Yunel Escobar, during a game Sept. 15 against the Boston Red Sox.
TORONTO, Ontario, Cananda -- Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar took to the diamond Saturday during a game with the Boston Red Sox with "You are a faggot" written in Spanish on his eye black strips.

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Gay couple files complaint after being denied apartment in Canada

By Andrea Houston| Xtra! | Thursday, August 2, 2012
Thiago Derucio was told he could not rent an apartment with his boyfriend because they are gay.
TORONTO -- A gay couple is filing a human rights complaint against a rental agent in Brampton after she denied them an apartment because the landlord does not want to rent the property to gay people.

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