March, 2016 / Author:

National

 

Treated differently from his peers

In 2008, Ritchie enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He became a sub-lieutenant and enrolled in a training course that would have helped fast-track his military career.

Read the full story at CBC. 

Suspect in UBC Pride flag burning may be charged with mischief

The RCMP confirm that a suspect has been arrested and may be charged in connection with an alleged Pride flag burning discovered at the University of British Columbia (UBC) on Feb 9, 2016.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Rainbow Railroad sees increase in operations

Rainbow Railroad has had a breakout year.

The Toronto-based organization which helps LGBT refugees get to safe countries has been ramping up its operations and finding new sources for funding.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

ED’s departure won’t delay Qmunity site search, says chair 

After four years at the helm of Qmunity, Dara Parker is stepping down as executive director at the end of March, the organization announced March 16, 2016.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

International

Pacquiao banned from LA shopping centre over gays ‘worse than animals’ comments

Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao sparked criticism across the world last month, after describing gay couples as “worse than animals”.

 

Read the full story at PinkNews.

Swansea launches drop-in centre for LGBT hate crime victims 

Police officers and staff from the Unity Group will be on hand to discuss LGBT issues.

Unity chief executive Andrew Davies said the aim was to build trust between the police and the LGBT community.

 

Read the full story at BBC.

High School Coach Resigns After ‘No Gay Thursday’ Assault 

The 14-year-old victim, a freshman, was reportedly resented by teammates for being on the varsity team. “No Gay Thursday” is being described as a team tradition — a day when sexual harassment that players would normally call “gay” was deemed fine and then used to taunt each other.

 

Read the full story at Advocate.

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