Canada Lgbt

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 11.22.2016 | 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.

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.