October, 2015 / Author:

National

Supporting Toronto’s LGBT seniors

“I just do what I got to do to survive,” says 59-year-old Eustace (who asked Daily Xtra not to use his real name for safety reasons), a gay man currently living in Canada. Eustace has been living in Canada since 2006, when he says he left Guyana in fear of his life.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Toronto’s east end may lose another gay bar

Toronto might have to say goodbye to another LGBT hotspot before the year is over.

Popular Queen East bar and lounge What Are You Looking At (WAYLA) is on the market. The bar, set in the Leslieville area, sits at an asking price of $150,000, comes with a transferable liquor license and seats 140.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Every Christmas, Hamilton’s LGBT residents make their own family

There’s an idyllic portrait of Christmas that’s prevalent in mainstream society. Gentle snow flakes falling. A house with glowing windows. And everyone together — mother, father, sister, brother.

But for Will Rowe, the day is somewhat bittersweet.

Rowe has a partner and two children, and a lot of love in his home. But his parents have difficulty with him being transgender, and he hasn’t spent Christmas with them since 2009.

Read the full story at CBC.

International

Can St Kitts protect its gay citizens?

In January 2011, a representative of St Kitts and Nevis told the UN Human Rights Council that LGBT people enjoy the same rights as everyone else in their country.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Six Tunisian students sentenced under sodomy law

A Tunisian court has sentenced a group of students who allegedly engaged in same-sex sexual relations to three years in prison.

Read the full story at The Washington Blade.

Greece passes bill allowing civil partnerships for same-sex couples

Greece has enacted a human rights bill which allows civil partnership agreements between same-sex couples, despite opposition from political parties and the powerful Orthodox Church.

 

Read the full story at The Guardian.

U.S. ends lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men

WASHINGTON – The United States’ three-decade-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men was formally lifted Monday, but major restrictions will continue to limit who can donate.

 

Read the full story at Global News.

 

 

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