March, 2016 / Author:

Local 

Gay, atheist student from Malaysia has refugee claim accepted 

An openly gay and atheist University of Winnipeg student who feared for his life if he was sent back to his home country, Malaysia, will be allowed to stay in Canada, as his claim for refugee status has been accepted.

Read the full story at CBC.

National 

Vancouver Dyke March desperate for new board members

Vancouver’s Dyke March is once again struggling to find new board members to ensure the annual women’s Pride event survives.

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Gay parents vow to sue Ontario government

A lesbian couple is vowing to sue the Ontario government if they don’t act on legislation to equalize the law for gay parents.

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Day of Pink Gala honours LGBT people of colour

The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity hasn’t forgotten the insult done to trans women of colour when a mural honouring them was vandalized in Ottawa last year.

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

International 

Colombia’s highest court paves way for marriage equality in surprise ruling

Colombia’s highest court has given the green light to gay marriage in the conservative, mostly Catholic country.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

‘American Idol’ Runner-Up Says She Doesn’t ‘Agree’ With LGBT ‘Lifestyle’

“American Idol” runner-up La’Porsha Renae has angered fans after declaring that she “doesn’t agree” with the LGBT “lifestyle” in a recent interview.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.

Leading businesses take stand against states’ new anti-LGBT laws

Mississippi goddam, as Nina Simone once sang. You really know how to tick people off. The southern state has come a long way since it led the fight to maintain racial segregation. But this week it decided to take a new stand – against the LGBT community.

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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