October, 2015 / Author:

Local

Canadian LGBT groups step in to help Syrian refugees

Last week the Canadian government announced that they had made provisions to accept and resettle LGBT asylum seekers who were escaping persecution.

Homosexuality is illegal in Syria, with a penalty of up to three years imprisonment for those who are found guilty.

Read the full story at Pink News.

National

Vancouver leather and SM pioneer dies

One of North America’s leading leather-culture activists, Vancouver’s George Whiting, passed away Nov 20, 2015. He was 92.

Read the full story at Daily Xtra.

Ottawa’s Centretown Pub gets gay art complaint

A woman walked into a gay bar and didn’t like the gay art.

Ric Crete, a bartender who came up with the idea to showcase a group art exhibition in Centretown Pub’s basement bar, decided to move some of the artwork to the bar’s main level.

Read the full story at Daily Xtra.

Five women show Toronto’s queer strength

It’s been a hell of a time for the queer Canadian arts scene. You’ve heard about that thing in Vancouver, right? (If you haven’t, please, read it now.) Whether or not you believe the surveillance was done with the best of intentions or not, the outcome — having video released from a private party — should be leaving a bad taste in everyone’s mouth.

Read the full story at Daily Xtra.

International

‘Honey, That’s Creepy!’: Ads Call Out Houston Anti-LGBT Bigots As Disgusting Liars

Where were these ads two months ago?

Two powerful new videos posted online blast opponents of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) as hypocritical, creepy, disgusting liars.

Read the full story The New Civil Rights Movement.

Gunmen kill three at gay festival in Acapulco

Three people were killed and five more injured when armed gunmen attacked a gay festival in Mexico’s southern tourist resort of Acapulco, police said on Monday.

Read the full story at News24.

U.S. Marine Convicted Of Killing A Trans Woman In The Philippines

A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted U.S. Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton for the death of a transgender Filipina woman named Jennifer Laude.

Read the full story at Buzzfeed.

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