Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)


Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

Students at Trinity Western University will no longer have to sign an agreement promising to abstain from all sex outside of heterosexual marriage.

The board of governors for the evangelical Christian university in Langley, B.C.,...


HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

Information from HALCO- HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario: We are pleased to announce our HALCO news Summer 2018 ...


Ontario families launch human rights challenge against sex-ed curriculum rollback

A group of families is launching a human rights challenge to the Ontario government's decision to repeal and replace the province's modernized sex-education curriculum.

The Progressive Conservatives have said teachers will use a 1998 version of...


LGBTQ seniors fear renewed discrimination in long-term care

When deteriorating health forced David McClure, who is 81, to enter first one Ottawa nursing home, and then another, he felt as though he was going back into the closet, after decades out of it. "I couldn't let my gayness show," he said. "The looks...


LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

The battle over the Progressive Conservative's roll back of Ontario's modernized sexual education curriculum kicked off in Toronto on Friday. 

LGBT and progressive advocates, health-care professionals, as well as representatives from the...


'We're going back into the closet': LGBTQ seniors wary of being 'out' in long-term care facilities

Information from CBC: LGBTQ seniors who were part of the long battle against discrimination and who've been "out" for years are now worried they'll have to hide their sexual orientation as they face the need to move into long-term care...


Bill to expunge gay sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

Legislation that will make it easy to tear up the criminal records of Canadians convicted of homosexual acts is now law.

Bill C-66 allows Canadians, or family members of Canadians who have died, to apply to erase past ...


June 20: Annual Law Society of Ontario program honouring Pride Month

Information from Law Society of Ontario website: On June 20, join the Law Society of Ontario and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law (SOGIC) Section of the Ontario Bar Association for our annual program honouring Pride...


Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

From information provided by OCASI: Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.


How safe is Toronto's music scene?

From a NOW Magazine article: The first time Jane* went to Bloor and Bathurst event venue Coda, the now 30-year-old woman says she was physically and verbally harassed by the same man for 20 minutes before she reached her breaking...

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