Canada Pride

What Makes Canadians Proud? The Answer May Surprise You

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Living

The national statistical agency says 87 per cent of respondents to the 2013 General Social Survey said they're proud to be Canadian.

Girl Scouts Refuse Massive Donation For All The Right Reasons

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Parents

Here's why Girl Scouts returned $100,000.

Why I Love Same-Sex Parents

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Parents
Dr Dina Kulik

Evidence shows, and I find to be true, that same-sex parents tend to be highly motivated, involved, and committed, as they "chose" to be parents and often did a lot of work to become parents. Same-sex parents rarely become pregnant by accident, compared with approximately 50 per cent of accidental pregnancies among heterosexual partners. Children of gay parents may have advantages in open-mindedness, tolerance and equality, though of course many kids of heterosexual parents may have the same.

#MermanHair Is All The Rage

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Style

Just in time for Pride, too!

'This Is Going To Make A World Of Difference For A Younger Generation'

CP | Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - In the moments before Anastasia Bucsis stepped on the ice to race, when her sole focus should have been on what she had to do to win, the sp...

Why Was My Queer Children's Book Too Radical For Kindergarteners?

Catherine Hernandez | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Parents
Catherine Hernandez

This past May, I was excited as heck when the book was finally published and printed, in my hands and ready to show the world. Only -- not everyone in the world wanted to see it, and most certainly not the school within my district. At Charlottetown Junior Public School, I approached my daughter's former kindergarten teacher about doing a reading to her students. Shortly after, I was told by the teacher that the VP said "not now" citing that the timing would likely create a backlash due to the introduction of Ontario's new progressive sex education curriculum.

28 LGBTQ Canadians To Celebrate As Pride Approaches

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living

June is the month for Pride, and it's been a landmark one in 2015. Between record-breaking attendance at Winnipeg's parade and petitions for giant ...

I Don't Know What To Say When People Ask 'Where Are You From?'

Marina Rogers | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Marina Rogers

I have thus alienated myself from the convention of associating a cultural, national identity to my name. I do not feel like a citizen of said country, but rather, a denizen of the world. I realize my situation is rare and privileged, but I am not insensitive to the many problems revolving national identity around the world.

Toronto, Don't Choose a Rob Ford Redux

Douglas Judson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Douglas Judson

The trouble is that recent years have invigorated the mayor's brand of hyperbole politics. It pays out in spades for those willing to join the bandwagon and echo the "us versus them" chorus. Its cronies transcend party lines; its victims and resisters fade quickly from memory ("not a leader", anyone?). It is the Ford Nation creed. A new, normalized nastiness has imbued the body politic, harshly demarking who is "one of us" and who is to be cast aside. Its candidates bob in the fickle surf of prejudice or fashionable platitudes, instead of wading into their own vision or fair-minded convictions.

Things to Celebrate on Canada's 147th Birthday

Pam Ross | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada
Pam Ross

Hopewell Rocks, those beautiful natural structures, change from islands to massive rocks when the tide goes out. To be honest, though, the real beauty of the east coast is the people. While traveling solo there a few years ago, I don't think I had a single meal alone, I was invited to join people every time. Amazing people.

Judas Priest's Rob Halford: 'There Are Gay Metalheads All Over The World'

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Music

Rob Halford, the lead singer of Judas Priest and one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists of all time, has participated in his share of Pride events ...

Surrey City Hall Won't Fly Pride Flag

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Surrey City Council has voted against flying the Gay Pride flag at city hall. The city's current flag policy only allows for three to be displayed:...

How Toronto's Leadership Can Reverse LGBT Ill Will Created By Rob Ford

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

If marketing is selling a brand to the world, Toronto's leadership on LGBT issues could play an important role in reviving the city's international appeal after the Ford ordeal. LGBT acceptance, both in government and society, is good for our society, but also our economy.

Top Five Sexy Canadianisms from the Sochi Olympics

Carlen Costa | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada
Carlen Costa

The Olympics have always had a history of pausing wars, bringing nations together and displaying some of the best patriotism & athleticism worldwide. ...

Toronto's Best Music: A Playlist for Mayor Rob Ford

Wes Marskell | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

I've even taken to exclusively wearing my Blue Jays hat on tour. Sadly, when people see it they connect it with one person: Rob Ford. Since Mayor Ford has been stripped of virtually all of his power, I thought he may have some time to listen to a fraction of the great music that I think defines Toronto.

Meet B.C.'s Most Patriotic Dog

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Meet Sophie: She's a seven-year-old pure bred American cocker spaniel, and she also may just be B.C.'s most patriotic pup. Geared up for the Olympi...

Proud Of Taking My Preschooler To Pride

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Joshua Ostroff

This past weekend I took my three-year-old-son to Toronto's Pride Parade. It was his second year, because kids love parades, rainbows and fairness. Because the way we move forward is teaching our children to not have ingrained prejudices at all.

Best Of Pride Parade Style

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Style

Happy Pride 2013! Toronto is in the midst of another fabulous annual Pride Week, which will culminate with the legendary Toronto Pride Parade on Ju...

Not Your Father's Fort McMurray

Theresa Wells | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Theresa Wells

In my life as a community blogger I occasionally get emails and messages from those curious about where I live. Sometimes they come from those who have been to northern Alberta, and sometimes they come from people from countries far away, wondering if this is the place they have been looking for to change their fortunes.

Alberta Must End Funding of War on Gays

Kathleen Smith | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kathleen Smith

There is no arguing that the Roman Catholic Pope is the very portrait of homophobia, and although some would argue that he has a legal right to spread his message of hatred, the question must be asked in Alberta why our government is so willing to fund a school board that supports this hatred, this outright advocation for gay genocide.

Canadian Health Care A Point Of Pride

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadians, it seems, love their universal health care.The monarchy? Not so much.A new national poll commissioned by the Montreal-based Associ...

Watching the Watchdog: The Freedom of Speech Award Goes to...

Tim Knight | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

So there I am in my last column agonizing over whether Canada should ban that obscene and hateful Internet video called Innocence of Muslims, when it occurs to me that it might be a really good idea to come up with an example of freedom of speech in action. Something easily understandable. Something vivid. Something gutsy.

Toronto Shows Its Pride

CBC | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada

Toronto's 32nd annual Pride Parade drew large crowds to downtown streets on Sunday afternoon, as revelers celebrated under sunny skies and sizzling 30...

13 Straight Canadians Who Show Their Pride

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.28.2012 | Canada Living

Pride festivities have unfolded in cities across Canada over the past month, and will continue throughout the year -- in Toronto, Pride Week is in ful...

Watching the Watchdog: CBC Got Its Mojo Back at NDP Convention

Tim Knight | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

For broadcast journalists, covering a party convention is the ultimate challenge. Adrenaline surges. Competition is fierce. Reputations are made and lost. At the NDP convention this weekend Mansbridge covered politics. And relished it. And chewed it up and spat it out.