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As the first Canadian queen to march into the RuPaul’s Drag Race werk room, Brooke Lynn Hytes came armed with a well know name, a matching pedigree, and the talent to back up both. From the moment she snagged the first runway win in full cobalt blue and yellow latex, we knew we had a drag dynamo on our hands. Her ability to put her best foot forth in almost every challenge and runway got her all the way...
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90-year-old Don Middleton recently sat down with Pink Planet to talk about growing up gay in rural Canada, including having sexual trysts local farm boys and discovering Ontario’s gay community in the 1940s. Middleton said he first started experimented sexually with other males when he was 12 or 13, but it wasn’t until he was in his mid 20s that he learned there was a whole “gay world” out there. “I actually came out to knowing about the gay world when...
flag-man

Yesterday we told you about the Canadian village of Chipman which pissed people off by flying a “straight pride” flag. The village council took down the flag after a day of citizen complaints, but now CTV News has reported that Glenn Bishop, the man who originally asked the Chipman council to fly the flag, is considering legal action for his flag being removed. According to CBC.ca, Bishop approached Chipman Mayor Carson Atkinson two months ago to request permission for the...
rainbow crosswalk

A new viral video is circulating in Canadian news media and has many discussing the 10 second scene. In the video, found below, we see a man and a woman crossing the road along a rainbow crosswalk. The man not only crosses the street without stepping on the crosswalk, but he also spits on it in mid-stride. According to CBC News, Lane Specker was the man who recorded the incident through his car’s dashcam at the crossing on Corner Brook, Newfoundland. In...
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Assaulted by her family, this woman survived two oceans and a hurricane to find a safe haven You might think traveling a thousand miles or climbing any mountain might just be in the songs, but a lesbian couple proved there is no distance when love is a possibility. A lesbian has shared how she escaped her homophobic family in Russia by boat and sailed for nearly a year to Canada, Prospekt Mag reports. Elena is from Ivanovo, a city 250 km east...
pride house

"Team Canada is proud to embrace its diversity at Canada House." Plans for a dedicated Pride House at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang fell through after activists in South Korea were unable to secure funding. But the Canadian Olympic Committee saved the day by hosting a Pride House within its Olympic Village pavilion. https://twitter.com/Canada/status/961980145866280960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newnownext.com%2Fteam-canada-steps-up-to-host-pride-house-at-winter-olympics%2F02%2F2018%2F On the front door of Canada House, a welcoming message greets guests: “Within these walls where those with Olympics hearts come to gather, you are welcomed, accepted and...
gay athlete

We have even more exciting news to share with you all concerning openly gay athletes and Olympics Medals. We shared with you earlier that Adam Rippon had earned a bronze medal for his solo run, and now it seems another gay athlete took home the gold. When we first introduced you to Eric Radford, we shared that he was yet another openly gay athlete going to the Winter Olympics. Radford, along with his team skate partner Meagan Duhamel, represented Canada well and...
cake

Let them eat cake While the United States is debating whether or not a bakery has to provide cakes for gay couples, a bakery in Canada is doing one better. Chris Farias, a man from Hamilton, Ontario, wanted to celebrate his engagement to partner Jared Lenover. What better way to do that than with a cake? He called up a local bakery, Cake and Loaf Bakery, ‘and request the GAYEST cake they could make’. He shared his story about the cake on...
trudeau-apology-lgbtq

Compensation comes after former federal government employees launched class-action lawsuit The Trudeau government has earmarked more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation, The Canadian Press has learned. The money will be paid out as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement to employees who were investigated, sanctioned and sometimes fired as part of the so-called gay purge. An agreement in principle in the court action...
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Next week, Canada’s government will issue a formal apology to citizens who were persecuted just for being gay. For decades, thousands of Canadians working across the civil service were fired purely because of their sexual orientation. The persecution took place from the 1950s right up to 1992, with LGBTQ military personnel being forced out of their jobs for fears they were susceptible to foreign intimidation and blackmail because of their sexuality or identity. The government had also developed a “fruit machine” test...
Amazing-race

Second ever same-sex couple to win the Canadian version of the reality TV show Paul Mitskopoulos and Sam Lambert just won the Canadian version of reality television show, the Amazing Race. It’s the fifth Canadian season of the hit global show and the pair are the second ever same-sex couple to win after last season’s victors Steph LeClair and Kristen McKenzie. The Amazing Race’s format sees couples travel all around the world competing in various challenges and eliminations. As the first to reach...
chechnya-silence

Canada has opened its doors to the gay and bi men tortured in Chechnya while Trump remains silent. It’s been several months since reports began surfacing that gay and bisexual men were being rounded up and tortured in Chechnya, and now, the Toronto-based group Rainbow Railroad has released a video statement announcing that the group has helped 31 of the persecuted men escape to Canada. The group’s Executive Director Kimahli Powell detailed the group’s work to provide emergency visas and...
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Survey results show three-quarters of the LGBT respondents have been victims of bullying LGBTI equality in Canada still has a long way to go despite recent progress. A survey done by the a Canadian anti-bullying foundation has found only 27% of straight respondents were comfortable with same-sex couples kissing in public. Market research company CROP prepared the survey for the Jasmin Roy Foundation. The study was done as a base for the government and LGBT organizations to base their education and health plans...
Justin-Trudeu

Justin Trudeau has suggested that world leaders have a duty to attend Pride events. The Canadian leader, who is a strong supporter of the LGBT+ community, attended his latest Pride parade over the weekend in Halifax, where he marched through the streets with his wife and kids and took photos with drag queens. He became the first sitting PM in Canada to ever walk in the Halifax parade, but it’s not the first time that he’s made such history, as he...

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