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Local

Jim Rondeau, Manitoba’s First Openly Gay Politician, Looks Back On Career

WINNIPEG — The early 2000s were not that long ago, but seem like a different era to Jim Rondeau.

Back then, Manitoba’s first openly gay legislature member sat on the government’s backbench and watched opposition politicians vote against his right to adopt children, enjoy spousal benefits and have other rights equal to heterosexuals.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

National

Law society appeals BC Supreme Court Trinity Western decision

The Law Society of British Columbia is appealing a BC Supreme Court ruling which told the society to reconsider its decision not to accredit a law school at Christian Trinity Western University (TWU).

 

Read the full article at DailyXtra.

Toronto LGBT youth shelter set to open

After years of waiting, Toronto’s first LGBT youth shelter is set to open.

 

Read the full article at DailyXtra.

International

Marriage Equality Resumes in Alabama, Despite Roy Moore

Same-sex couples in Madison County, Ala., can once again obtain marriage licenses, after a Wednesday order from the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court briefly halted the issuance of such licenses, reports AL.com, a website for several Alabama newspapers.

 

Read the full story at The Advocate.

OkCupid Makes an Appeal to the Polyamorous

Online dating site OkCupid is launching a new feature aimed at the polyamorous.

 

Read the full story at The Advocate.

New Indiana Bill Would Keep Anti-Trans Discrimination Legal

Lawmakers in Indiana are feeling the heat from business leaders, voters, and the local media about enacting protections against anti-LGBT discrimination in the wake of last year’s religious freedom act debacle. But a Republican state senator wants to keep anti-transgender discrimination legal, while GOP House leaders are declaring LGBT protections are not even on their priority list for the 2016 session.

Read the full story at The Advocate. 

5-year-old gender non-conforming student spurs debate at Minnesota charter school

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A public charter school in St. Paul is at the center of a debate over how to best meet the needs of transgender and gender non-conforming students.

The parents of a 5-year-old child who is gender nonconforming asked Nova Classical Academy to help make sure their student was not being bullied.

 

Read the full story at LGBTQNation.

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