Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)


The 519 Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic provides drop-in legal services for up to 8 people every Thursday night. Participants are asked to arrive at The 519 between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. to secure a session with a lawyer for later that evening. Those arriving after 6...


The 519

From The 519 website: "Since 1975, The 519 has worked for inclusion, acceptance, and awareness of LGBTQ2S rights in Toronto and beyond. We are a City of Toronto agency, and a registered charity, with a unique approach to...


Ontario PC Party passes resolution to not recognize gender identity

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party passed a resolution to not recognize gender identity this weekend.

The resolution calls on the party to recognize gender identity for what it allegedly is — a "highly controversial, liberal ideology."...


New U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact promises to strengthen LGBTQ rights

Information from Politico: President Donald Trump's new North American trade agreement could benefit an unexpected group: the LGBTQ community.

Buried in the mammoth agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico...


Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has pulled the plug on an expert panel to end violence against women that was established under the Liberals to provide strategic advice on policies.

Community and Social Services Minister Lisa...


October 22-26: Social Justice Week at Ryerson

Information from Ryerson University: The 8th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University highlights the inspiring, and often under-appreciated, efforts of grassroots organizations and community members currently involved in...


Ontario Tories withholding funding for LGBTQ legal clinic amid spending review

The creation of Canada's first LGBTQ community legal clinic — the funding for which was announced in March by the previous provincial government — is being held up by the Progressive Conservatives, as the new government conducts a review of funding...


Trans community faces myriad of legal problems, rarely seeks help, says report

Trans people in Ontario appear to face more justiciable legal problems than the general Canadian population, yet rarely seek legal assistance to address or resolve them, according to a recently released report by the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic...


Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

From the Toronto Star: Two transgender teens are part of a second human rights case launched against the Ontario government for its use of an outdated sex-ed curriculum.

Ryan and Noah, both 15, say...


Reasonable Doubt column: Is Canada finally ready for polyamorous families to be legal?

From NOW Magazine's Reasonable Doubt column: In April, a Newfoundland judge granted all three parents in a polyamorous familythe legal status of parent to their child. This ruling is a first in Canada and sets an exciting precedent...

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