Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)


Opinion: The gay community has long been over-policed and under-protected. The Bruce McArthur case is the final straw

From a CBC News opinion piece: There is a long history of over-policing and under-protecting Toronto's LGBTQ2 community. That's what's at the heart of the request that Toronto Police ...


Toronto police will withdraw application to march in Pride parade

Toronto police will withdraw an application for officers to march in this year's Pride parade, chief Mark Saunders announced Tuesday afternoon.

The decision was made to avoid "any setback" in the...


March 2018 issue of Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime newsletter

Articles in this issue include:

  • Toronto Police Board approves investigation into how missing persons cases handled
  • Gender equality in 2018 federal budget
  • Ontario launches new gender-based violence strategy
  • ...

Toronto police, Pride parade discussions reveal rocky relationship

A Toronto police request to march in the June 24 Pride Parade follows months of talks and false starts that highlight the rocky relationship between police and the city's LGTBQ community, documents obtained by the Star reveal.

No final decision...


Service Canada moves away from calling Canadians Mr., Mrs., or Ms.

Service Canada employees who interact with the public are being asked to stay away from terms like Mr., Mrs., father and mother, and to use gender-neutral terms in their place, CBC News has learned.

According to documents obtained by Radio...


Legal profession overdue for #MeToo movement to end 'inappropriate' conduct by judges, lawyers: litigator

The legal profession needs to mobilize against sexual remarks and other "inappropriate" workplace conduct by judges and senior lawyers who exploit the vulnerability of junior lawyers and law students, says a feminist lawyer who fights to advance the...


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...

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