October, 2015 / Author:

Local

Manitoba LGBT women report homophobia in health-care system, study says

Almost all lesbian and queer-identified women who participated in a Manitoba study reported experiencing homophobia or transphobia when accessing health-care services in the province.

 

Read the full story at CBC.

LGBT curlers vie for Canadian Gay Curling Championships in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — Teams from nine LGBT curling leagues across Canada are competing for the 2016 Canadian Gay Curling Championships this weekend in Winnipeg.

 

Read the full story at Global News.

National

Half of Tory leader hopefuls silent on same-sex marriage policy

Half of the people expected to run for federal Conservative party leadership won’t say whether they’re in favour of dropping a policy directive that opposes same-sex marriage.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Pride flag burned at University of British Columbia

A Pride flag was discovered burned on a flagpole outside the University of BC’s Student Union Building Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Ottawa’s Snowblower expands its diverse programming

The annual Snowblower festival will be adding new programming this year — a full day of activities relating to the well-being of African, Caribbean and black men who sleep with men (MSM).

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

International

This Hashtag Is Filled With Suggestions Of How To Kill Gay People

The hashtag appeared to have been born after this video was posted online on January 25 with the hashtag “زواج_للشواذ_في_جدة#” which means “faggots’_wedding_ in_ Jeddah”:

Read the full story at BuzzFeed.

Gay Palestinian Finally Granted Asylum in Israel

An unidentified gay Palestinian man who fled the West Bank for fear of violence has finally been given official permission to remain in Israel—after being arrested six times, three of which occurred in just the last week.

Read the full story at OUT.com. 

Meet the First Trans Man on the Cover of Men’s Health in Europe

The German edition of Men’s Health will feature transgender fitness model Ben Melzer on the cover of its April issue.

 

Read the full story at Advocate.

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