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Refugees Canada

It’s been a long, daunting journey but love has finally prevailed. Alireza, who is from Iran, and his partner Kiran, who is from India, arrived in Canada last week, greeted at the airport by members of the Vancouver Rainbow Refugee group who sponsored them. The couple were forced to flee their home countries so they …

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski

Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has marched in his hometown of Montreal’s pride parade alongside Canadian Prime Minister and Justin Trudeau. Foodie Antoni took to social media to share photos of himself and fellow Internet heartthrob Trudeau waving rainbow flags in the streets during the parade on Sunday. “Thank you Montreal for opening your streets …

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blood donation inequality

A new campaign is calling for the 12 month ban on gay men donating blood in Australia. New York healthcare agency FCB Health has partnered with the Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC) organisation to launch the striking campaign pushing for less discriminatory regulations for gay men in several countries around blood donation. The campaign, which …

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Tanya Granic Allen

A political candidate in Ontario, Canada has been fired for an anti-gay rant in which she said same-sex marriage makes her want to vomit. Pink News reported the country’s Progressive Conservative Party had resisted calls to remove Tanya Granic Allen as a candidate after it emerged she’d written tweets railing against same-sex marriage, adoption by …

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Pride Toronto

Pride parades always include rainbow colours in their celebrations but Pride Toronto’s parade next month will close with a sea of black. The tribute is to honour the alleged victims of Toronto man Bruce McArthur, who has been charged with the murders of eight local men police allege he targeted through gay dating apps. Olivia …

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Bruce McArthur serial killer

Toronto police have charged alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur with an eighth murder, as investigators comb through cold cases looking for more possible victims. Bruce McArthur was arrested on January 18 in connection with the disappearances of Selim Esen and Andrew Kinsman, two men who went missing from Toronto’s local gay district the Gay Village. …

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A Canadian man has made a formal complaint about “excessive nudity” in his local pool’s men’s locker room. Norm Waddell, who receives physiotherapy at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in Duncan, British Columbia, told his local newspaper he had become increasingly unhappy with the “excessive” number of elderly nude men walking around the changing rooms. “I …

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised for historical discrimination against the country’s LGBTI community. “This is the devastating story of people who were branded criminals by the government – people who lost their livelihoods, and in some cases, their lives,” Trudeau said in the parliament. “Our laws made private and consensual sex between same-sex …

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The Canadian government will formally apologise for historical discrimination committed against LGBTI Canadians later this month. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on his Twitter: “On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House – for the persecution and injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on …

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