Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)


Refugee board creates guidelines for deciding LGBTQ claims

From a Toronto Star article:Nicaraguan man was refused asylum in Canada because he...


Canadian passport will have new marker for transgender travellers, justice minister says

Transgender travellers will soon have another option to tick off on their passport other than "male" or "female."

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government is working to update its gender identity policies right across...


HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes: HALCO's Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Articles include:
  • HALCO's Ryan Peck Receives the...

Federal budget vows $100-million for strategy on gender-based violence

The Liberal government is planning to invest more than $100-million over five years to create a national strategy to prevent gender-based violence, citing a Globe and Mail investigation into how police handle sex-assault...


Ontario employers should end gender-specific dress codes: report

From a Global News article: Women who work in restaurants and bars should not be forced to wear high heels, short skirts and low-cut tops, human rights activists said Tuesday, calling for an end to sexualized dress codes for female...


March 9: International Women's Day / Journée internationale des femmes panel discussion webcast

The prevalence of misogynist and discriminatory language and action in the recent U.S. election campaign reminds us that feminism remains necessary and relevant. The onslaught faced by Hillary Clinton and other women during this campaign is only one...


Is your gender really necessary on a passport?

In what transgender rights activists are calling a "landmark" development, the Canadian government has settled a human rights case that could pave the way for gender markers to be scrubbed from passports...


Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

  • Majority of...

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems.'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of...


Same-sex parents don't have to adopt own kids under new Ontario law

Same-sex parents in Ontario and others who use assisted reproduction to conceive no longer have to adopt their own children.

The All Families Are Equal Act ensures that couples who use sperm donors or a surrogate are...

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