Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)


January - March: The Trans I.D. Clinic is Back with New Dates

Information from Pro Bono Students Canada: In the fall of 2017, Pro Bono Students Canada (PBSC) successfully launched a cutting-edge project in partnership with SKETCH, a Toronto-based organization that engages street-involved youth...


6,000 Canadians would be covered by gay pardon decision

Over 6,000 people are still in Canadian police databases because they were convicted of the now-extinct crimes of...


February 6: Community Roundtable: Access to Shelters for LGBTQIA+ Immigrants and Refugees

Ontario Council Of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), in partnership with Access Alliance, Multicultural Health and Community Services, Catholic Crosscultural Services, The Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, and The 519, invite service...


Being on social assistance draws more spite than race, colour, gender . . . but not more than being Muslim: survey

While racial profiling and sexual harassment may have grabbed the public spotlight, being poor and living on assistance is more likely to elicit hostility and prejudice than race, skin colour or gender — although being Muslim...


All adult children in parental care to be eligible for child support

Ontario is tweaking its proposed amendment to provincial child support legislation so any adult child — not just those who are ill, disabled or still in school — is eligible, the Star has learned.

The amendment to the...


Police warn about dating apps after disappearances in Church-Wellesley area

The Toronto police task force formed to investigate the disappearances of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen from Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood announced Tuesday that the...


'Historical injustice': Liberals to expunge criminal records for homosexual offences

The Canadian government has tabled a bill that will allow people convicted of historical same-sex offences to have their criminal records expunged.

Proposed legislation aims to correct a "historical injustice" now recognized as the...


Ottawa sets date for LGBTQ apology, but compensation not yet settled

Advocates for people criminally charged or fired from their government job simply because they were gay are celebrating news that, on Nov. 28, Justin Trudeau will deliver a historic apology in the House for their...


Similarities in Nigerian asylum claims based on sexual orientation have Legal Aid Ontario asking questions

Nigerian asylum seekers in Canada are making so many similar claims based on sexual orientation that Legal Aid Ontario is worried some claims may be fabricated.

Jawad Kassab, who leads the refugee and immigration program at Legal Aid...


October 6: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression: the IRB Chairperson's Guideline

Information from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Participate in this webinar to learn about the recently issued ...

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