October, 2015 / Author:

Local

Clinic specializing in gay men’s health opens in Winnipeg’s Exchange District

A new clinic specializing in gay men’s health opens Friday in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

The aim of Our Own Health Centre is to offer a safe space for gay, bisexual and men who have sex with men to access health care. The clinic is also open to the general public.

Read the full story at CBC. 

Transgender girl’s human rights complaint against school division in Winnipeg resolved

The family of transgender elementary school student Bella Burgos and River East Transcona School Division have reached an agreement in a human rights complaint, ahead of a public hearing that was set for this July.

 

Read the full at CBC.

National

Montreal queer film festival criticized for taking Israeli funds

A group of filmmakers and community activists are incensed that Montreal’s queer film festival, which accepted funding from the Israeli consulate in 2015, has not responded to an open letter requesting festival organizers discontinue any partnerships with the state.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

LGBTory makes progress with Conservatives on gay marriage

A group of LGBT Conservative Party supporters say they’re making some headway in pushing the federal party to reverse its official stance against same-sex marriage.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

Students in Prince George ask UNBC to fund their Pride Centre

Students in Prince George, BC are asking the University of Northern British Columbia to fund their Pride Centre as they fund other student groups.

 

Read the full story at DailyXtra.

International

Fans revolt after gay TV character killed off

The kiss and killing took place in an episode broadcast a week ago. In the intervening week outraged fans organised the Twitter campaign to coincide with the next episode, which aired on Thursday night.

 

Read the full article at BBC.

Appeal set for Gay Pride leather-kilt case

Do San Diego police officers interpret public nudity laws differently for a gay man at a Gay Pride event than, say, a woman in a g-string at the beach?

 

Read the full story at San Diego Reader.

Hungary slammed after blocking Europe-wide agreement on LGBT rights 

The Dutch government, which currently holds the EU Presidency, had tabled a draft agreement at the Council of the European Union this week, which called on the European Commission to tackle homophobic and transphobic discrimination, promote measures to advance LGBTI equality, and step up efforts to collect data on the treatment of LGBTI citizens.

Read the full story at Pink News.

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