Canada Lgbt

5 LGBTQ+ Couples Who Prove Real Love Is Always Worth It

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Living

"His genuine kindness, smile, infectious laugh and sense of humour... stole my heart immediately."

Why I Was Scared To Have A Son

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

Even as a young child, I knew I wanted to be a father. But I also knew I was gay. So while fatherhood has always been a dream of mine, I lived with the fear that gay men just didn't have children, so I'd never be a dad.

To The Kim Burrells Of The World, It's Time To Let Love Win

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

As I watched the saga surrounding Kim Burrell's homophobic sermon unfold over the last week, I made several attempts to speak about it and could not. Why? Because I was afraid of what might have come out of my big lesbian mouth. I was too furious to write and I wanted this piece to reflect the ideals of my rainbow family.

Joshua Ostroff

A Gay Refugee's Journey From Syria To Marching Next To Trudeau

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Living

"I was overwhelmed by the presence of the prime minister next to me."

LGBTQ Community Stands By Ahmadi Muslims

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Imagine being persecuted by law for practicing your faith in schools, offices and public spaces. My former student told me that his office colleagues had stopped having lunch with him when they found out about his Ahmadi beliefs. Such social ostracism only throws a minority community into the closet.

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

Ontario Moves Towards Restitution For LGBTQ2S Communities

Ido Katri | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Ido Katri

The Ontario legislative assembly just unanimously passed The All Families Are Equal Act, a new family law that offers a more inclusive understanding of what makes 'family.' This much-anticipated legal reform marks a leap forward in Ontario's recognition of a broader range of families.

Fellow Gay Men, Stop Glorifying Toxic Ideals Of Masculinity

Jeremy Alexander | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jeremy Alexander

I'm sure most of us have had experiences with an overly aggressive man trying to strong-arm you into a sexual relationship. Why does this happen? My theory is simple. These men overcompensate. They fight this, they embrace "bro" culture -- anything to feel they have "reclaimed" this lost masculinity.

When Children Of Immigrants Come Out To Their Parents

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.26.2016 | Canada Living

To be honest, it's a mix of all kinds of emotions.

Joshua Ostroff

LGBT Icon Warns Millions Of Followers About Trump-Pence Homophobia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living

"Donald Trump is horrible in so many ways but [Pence] is incredibly homophobic and I don't think that’s been highlighted a lot during this election."

My Grandmother Recognized Me As Trans The Day We Said Goodbye

Joshua M. Ferguson | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua M. Ferguson

I am a non-binary trans person. I know that many people do not yet understand what this means. Many people refuse to acknowledge my existence. Being seen as I am by people is a remarkable feeling, and my grandmother gave this gift to me in the most unexpected moment. My grandmother spent her minute of clarity, while suffering in a state of almost perpetual dementia and physical exhaustion, to give me a beautiful gift of cross-generational respect as a trans person. To see me as I am.

Edmonton LGBT Community Stands Against Islamophobia

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Junaid Jahangir

The LGBT community in Edmonton stands firmly against oppression be it against blacks, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs or others. The reason is simple. We stand at the intersection of so many other communities. We are a sexually, ethnically and religiously diverse community.

We Are Non-Binary Trans People And Yes, We Exist

Joshua M. Ferguson | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua M. Ferguson

Trans people are diverse, but we are not all the same. Non-binary trans people have been largely excluded from the discussion about trans people, and this erasure delegitimizes our identity. What troubles me is that some people are acting out dangerous forms of transphobia to erase non-binary trans people.

On National Coming Out Day, Have A Thoughtful Conversation In The Workplace

Jennifer Tory | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Jennifer Tory

In the LGBTQ community, "coming out" means the voluntary self-disclosure of one's sexual orientation and/or gender identity. I believe that coming out means a person feels they can be completely free to be true to themselves and live authentically. It's a fundamental right, and one that everyone deserves equally.

Fellow Gay White Men: Our Experience With Police Isn't The Norm

Aeryn Pfaff | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Living
Aeryn Pfaff

Since Black Lives Matter Toronto's sit-in during Pride 2016, many of you have shown woeful levels of misunderstanding of where our community as a whole sits with the police. I've heard several of you say that the police don't pose a threat to LGBT people, because we've made "progress." "The bathhouse raids were 35 years ago. Everything is fine now between LGBT people and the police!" is how the argument goes, as if conflict between police and LGBT people is a thing of the past. What you mean to say is that your battle for your rights (which did not include an agenda for LGBT people of colour) was already hard fought decades ago.

Love Is What Makes A Family, Not A Mom Or A Dad

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

Allegedly, we are denying our son the right to a mother. Does Milo have a mom? No he doesn't. Does he have two loving parents that will do anything in their power to make sure he is loved, safe, happy, healthy, accepting, tolerant, kind (OK, this list can go on, but I'll stop there)? Will he grow up being less of a person because he doesn't have a mother? No he won't.

Thank You CTFF For A Revolutionary LGBT Love Night

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

When I was approached about being one of the hosts for the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival's LGBT Love screening, I said yes without hesitating simply because I am a proud Caribbean lesbian and LGBT activist living in Canada who loves everything queer. (When you see my outfit, you'll understand.)

I Made My Wedding Dress For $150

Catherine Hernandez | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Catherine Hernandez

I am a proud queer radical brown woman who was a single mom for several years, feeding and housing my child on a combination of arts worker wages, home daycare earnings and hustling. So the idea of ever spending thousands of dollars on a dress to wear for only one day of my life seemed preposterous, most especially when I could use the cash to fund my daughter's education. So I made one myself.

Pride 24/7, 365

Brian Gervais | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Alberta
Brian Gervais

It is essential that business and Albertans alike continue to vigorously champion LGBTQ rights across the country and around the world.

Alberta Petition Asks Province To Cut Funding To Anti-LGBT Schools

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

Pastor Brian Coldwell says he won't let "gay activists" in his schools.

Some Alberta Schools Given A Failing Grade On LGBTQ Policies

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

Some of these policies deserve to end up in detention.

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.