Highlights / LGBTQ


Estheticians don’t have to wax trans woman’s male genitalia, tribunal rules

The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has ruled against a transgender woman who brought 15 discrimination complaints after she was refused genital waxing services at more than a dozen beauty salons. In a decision released Tuesday, the tribunal also ordered »


BC township removes resident’s pride flag, entire neighbourhood displays rainbows in response

A woman in British Columbia is receiving a lot of support from her neighbourhood after her pride flag was mistakenly taken down by a city staff last week. Lisa Ebenal lives in the suburban streets of Aldergrove, a small town »

Politics, Society

New gay rights coin divides Canadians

Plans by the federal government to mint a new dollar coin designed to commemorate 50 years of homosexual rights in Canada have sparked a backlash both from proponents of LGBTQ rights and social conservative groups, CBC News reports. The new »


Choose to love differences, exhorts prime minister at LGBTQ event

Before marching in Vancouver’s annual Pride parade yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a breakfast gathering that Canada should move beyond simply tolerating differences in its communities and choose to love them, reports Canadian Press. Leader flags homelessness, suicide He »

Politics, Society

Eastern town paints crosswalks to support gay pride

No one was surprised when the avant-garde city of Vancouver painted some crosswalks rainbow colours in support of the LGBTQ community in 2013, and now the small eastern town of Corner Brook has joined other cities doing the same. Mayor Charles »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Film star explores gay cultures worldwide

Award-winning film star Ellen Page is “happier and more creatively inspired after she announced two years ago that she is gay,” reports Canadian Press (CP). Page is embarking on a new project called Gaycation. Ellen Page and Ian Daniel travel »