Canada Lgbt

Our Son Will Play With Dolls Whenever He Damn Well Pleases

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

He loves his little baby just as much as he loves his trains. I think people need to stop over reacting with the whole dolls are for girls and trucks are for boys thing. Just let your kid be who they are, play with what they want to play with. In the end, they will grow up to be the person who they were meant to be.

Canada Should Set An Example For The World On LGBTQ Rights: Trudeau

CP | Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada Politics

"There is still a lot of work to do.''

Thousands Attend Small Manitoba City's Very First Pride Parade

CP | James Turner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Impact

"I expose my life so that others can know that they are not alone — they too deserve a happy, fulfilling life."

These LGBT Prides Worldwide Prove Pride Has Always Been Political

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living

A protest at Toronto Pride led by Black Lives Matter has blurred the lines between party and protest.

Cybernetics Will Alter Our Understanding Of Transgender Rights

Brett Caron | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living
Brett Caron

The penultimate upgrade for humanity would be a perfect synthesis of human and machine -- superior to an entirely biological human, but possessing the same mind in this new hybridized frame. So what does this have to do with transgender people?

These Fashion Stereotypes About LGBTQ People Are Out Of Style

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Style

It's not trendy to be ignorant.

Mischaracterizing Faith As Hate Gets Us Nowhere

John Carpay | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
John Carpay

In a free society, the government does not try to force the "traditionalists" or the "progressives" to abandon their beliefs and practices. A free society allows TWU to form and maintain its own religious community, with its own rules and practices, which no person is compelled to join

Influential LGBTQ Music Videos You May Have Forgotten

CP | David Friend | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Living

RuPaul's "Supermodel" is THE BEST.

Surrey Shows Its Pride At 1st-Ever Parade

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada British Columbia

“This is the year for Surrey coming alive with LGBTQ community."

The LGBTQQIP2SAA Acronym, Explained

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

It's gotten a lot longer over the years.

Mashrou' Leila Is The Band You Didn't Know You Loved

Dana Wagner | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Music
Dana Wagner

An openly gay frontman, an Armenian violinist, a drummer, guitarists, poets, and composers -- Mashrou' Leila is either nothing like you'd expect of Lebanese musicians, or everything. And they're playing in Toronto for Pride this year.

Canada's Shortened Ban On Gay Blood Donors Still Fails LGBTQ

Ida Mahmoudi | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Ida Mahmoudi

Antiquated policies like the ban against men who have sex with men (MSM) bring into question just how progressive health and social policies are. The MSM policy mandates that even if MSM are healthy, they must abstain from intimacy for a pre-determined period in order to donate their blood to those who need it.

These 25 Photos Of Toronto Pride Show The Parade's Evolution

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living

Toronto Pride has come so far!

What Black LGBT Pride Means To Us

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

For as long as I can remember, being black and gay was like the biggest crime one could commit in my community. It didn't matter where you were born, the culture was one that saw black churches openly bashing homosexuality and parents disowning their children, leaving them on the streets to survive however they could. Fast forward to 2016, and the black LGBTQ community is growing by the minute and more and more black gay men and women are embracing who they are without apology. Here's what pride means to us.

A Young Person's Guide To Their First Pride

Kids Help Phone | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Parents
Kids Help Phone

With Pride festivals kicking off around the country, we sat down with Kids Help Phone Counsellor Shannon to talk about what it's like for a young person to attend their first Pride festival, what issues they face, and the types of conversations they should have with friends, family and allies.

What Happens When A City Council Refuses To Fly A Pride Flag

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living

"People should not be persecuted for who they are, or who they love."

A Ramadan Message For Muslims After The Orlando Tragedy

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Shahla Khan Salter

This Ramadan we must be reminded that there are those who fast from intimacy and physical love all the time because they are gay and their circumstances or their mindset make it impossible for them to find and fall in love with a partner of the same gender. Muslim family -- we know this is not how life is supposed to be lived.

Orlando Shooting Gave Pride Month A Whole New Meaning: Partygoers

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada

Orlando resurrected concerns about violence in the local community and the value of "safe spaces.''

After The Orlando Massacre, So Many Questions And So Few Answers

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Instead of seeing this man as a radicalized religious terrorist, we could consider the possibility that his ambivalence about his sexuality and his shame about his preferences made him despise and want to punish those people whom he desired. It certainly wouldn't be the first case of this happening.

Practicing Inclusion In Our Daily Lives Will Help End The Hate

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

What makes us hate has been theorized since the beginning of time. Shakespeare wrote about hate and violence. But what is rarely discussed is what we need to do beyond the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. It all starts with how we run our business, our schools and our governments.

Orlando Shooting Leaves LGBT Muslims In 'Precarious' Place: Activist

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada

The attack and its aftermath has underscored the confluence of homophobia and Islamophobia.

I Want To Believe A Kinder, More Loving World Is Possible

Todd Hauptman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

An estimated 50 people are dead following the events in Orlando because of hatred. Fifty people are dead because of ignorance. I am about to turn 30 in a few weeks and I want to believe that this world can become a more loving, more kind and more embracing world.

Orlando Massacre: Today's Religions Foster A Climate Of Intolerance

James Di Fiore | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

The truth is, even for some devout believers, there is an honest recognition that our ancient institutions are in need of an overhaul, a modernization process where even the words of god himself are openly criticized and whose hateful messages are ultimately abandoned.

Quebec To Help Transgender Teens Legally Change Name, Gender

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The anti-transphobia bill was tabled at the end of last month.

A Letter To The Bishop Blaming Gays For The Fort McMurray Fires

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Instead of focusing on the "stories of Sodom and Gomorrah" and using that in the same conversation about a horrific incident that has left many homeless here in Canada, you should go and find your heart because your comments are shameful and distasteful.