LGBTQ

LGBTQ supporters wave their flags to show support for students going to school at East Wiltshire School in Cornwall, Prince Edward Island on Monday June 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Morris

Police say Canadian threatened to commit mass shooting at Florida LGBTQ event

Canadian authorities have charged 17-year-old suspect with threatening to commit a mass shooting

 

This combination of book cover images shows "Afterparties" by Anthony Veasna So, left, and "The Prophets," a novel by Robert Jones Jr. The books are among the winners of the 34th annual Triangle Awards, given for outstanding LGBTQ literature. (Ecco via AP, left, and Putnam via AP)

Anthony Veasna So wins posthumous award for LGBTQ fiction

Anthony Veasna So wins posthumous award for LGBTQ fiction

 

Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2022. A year since the federal government announced a fund for organizations making sexual and reproductive information and services more available, advocates say those funds have not yet been released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

$45M sexual, reproductive health fund not yet released a year later: advocates

Health Canada says it has signed nine contribution agreements

 

Canadian Blood Services is removing eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men. (File photo by Black Press)

Eliminating blood donation ban for gay men supported in central Alberta

Canadian Blood Services works to put new sexual behaviour-based screening criteria in place

Canadian Blood Services is removing eligibility criteria specific to men who have sex with men. (File photo by Black Press)
An artist’s rendering of a national LGBTQ monument is shown in a handout illustration. A national LGBTQ2+ monument — inspired by a dramatic thundercloud — is to be built in Ottawa by 2025. The winning design, featuring a silver mirrored mosaic interior inspired by a thunderhead cloud and disco balls, was unveiled today at an event attended by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Heritage

Design for national LGBTQ2+ monument inspired by thundercloud and disco balls

$8-million monument to recognize Canada’s history of institutionalized homophobia and transphobia

An artist’s rendering of a national LGBTQ monument is shown in a handout illustration. A national LGBTQ2+ monument — inspired by a dramatic thundercloud — is to be built in Ottawa by 2025. The winning design, featuring a silver mirrored mosaic interior inspired by a thunderhead cloud and disco balls, was unveiled today at an event attended by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Heritage
FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas on June 8, 2021. Abbott, has ordered the state's child welfare agency to investigate reports of gender-confirming care for kids as "child abuse" in a directive that opponents say is a first by any governor over GOP efforts to restrict transgender rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas judge blocks investigations of trans youth parents

Texas judge blocks investigations of trans youth parents

FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas on June 8, 2021. Abbott, has ordered the state's child welfare agency to investigate reports of gender-confirming care for kids as "child abuse" in a directive that opponents say is a first by any governor over GOP efforts to restrict transgender rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas on June 8, 2021. Abbott, has ordered the state's child welfare agency to investigate reports of gender-confirming care for kids as "child abuse" in a directive that opponents say is a first by any governor over GOP efforts to restrict transgender rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas governor order treats gender-confirming care as abuse

Texas governor order treats gender-confirming care as abuse

FILE - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas on June 8, 2021. Abbott, has ordered the state's child welfare agency to investigate reports of gender-confirming care for kids as "child abuse" in a directive that opponents say is a first by any governor over GOP efforts to restrict transgender rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

EU’s top court boosts the rights of same-sex parents

EU’s top court boosts the rights of same-sex parents

A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A blood donor clinic pictured at a shopping mall in Calgary, Alta., Friday, March 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Red Deer Rebels defenceman Joel Sexsmith, right, and Calgary Hitmen defenceman Luke Prokop have been friends since childhood. On Monday, Prokop publicly came out as gay. (Contributed photo)

Red Deer Rebel Joel Sexsmith proud of friend Luke Prokop for coming out as gay

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Joel Sexsmith says he’s “unbelievably proud” of his…

Red Deer Rebels defenceman Joel Sexsmith, right, and Calgary Hitmen defenceman Luke Prokop have been friends since childhood. On Monday, Prokop publicly came out as gay. (Contributed photo)
From left: Montana First Nation councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation councillor Shannon Buffalo and Samson Cree Nation chief Vern Saddleback were present during the painting of the Maskwacis Pride crosswalk. (Contributed photo)

Being gay made him contemplate suicide: Councillor in Maskwacis opens up

Maskwacis got a bit mote colourful over the weekend. Volunteers spent Saturday…

From left: Montana First Nation councillor Reggie Rabbit, Samson Cree Nation councillor Louise Omeasoo, Samson Cree Nation councillor Katherine Swampy, Samson Cree Nation councillor Shannon Buffalo and Samson Cree Nation chief Vern Saddleback were present during the painting of the Maskwacis Pride crosswalk. (Contributed photo)
Bailey McKay, with the Penhold Fire Department, puts a rainbow flag on the back of a firetruck before the Red Deer Queer Community Association’s Car Pride Parade Saturday. The event was held as part of Pride Month. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Pride Parade rolls through Red Deer

A few dozen vehicles decked out in rainbow flags cruised through Red…

Bailey McKay, with the Penhold Fire Department, puts a rainbow flag on the back of a firetruck before the Red Deer Queer Community Association’s Car Pride Parade Saturday. The event was held as part of Pride Month. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Red Deer Queer Community Association have launched support groups for LGBTQ youth and adult survivors of sexual violence. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Central Alberta group to support LGBTQ sexual violence survivors

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Red Deer Queer Community Association partnership

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Red Deer Queer Community Association have launched support groups for LGBTQ youth and adult survivors of sexual violence. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
FILE -- In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, Pope Francis celebrates a Mass with members of religious institutions on the occasion of the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The Vatican has decreed, Monday, March 15, 2021, that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.” The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay unions (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, pool)

LGBTQ Catholics stung by Vatican rebuff of same-sex unions

LGBTQ Catholics stung by Vatican rebuff of same-sex unions

FILE -- In this Feb. 2, 2021 file photo, Pope Francis celebrates a Mass with members of religious institutions on the occasion of the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The Vatican has decreed, Monday, March 15, 2021, that the Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.” The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy can bless gay unions (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, pool)
Red Deer Public Schools reaffirmed its commitment on Wednesday to have a Diversity Week, rather than a Pride Week.
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Red Deer Public Schools reaffirmed its commitment on Wednesday to have a Diversity Week, rather than a Pride Week.
(File photo by BLACK PRESS)
At Wednesday’s Red Deer Public School board meeting, four presentations were made regarding the board’s recent decision to turn down Pride Week in favour of a Diversity Week. Last week, silent protests were held in response to the same decision outside the division office. (Photo courtesy Black and Indigenous Alliance Facebook)
At Wednesday’s Red Deer Public School board meeting, four presentations were made regarding the board’s recent decision to turn down Pride Week in favour of a Diversity Week. Last week, silent protests were held in response to the same decision outside the division office. (Photo courtesy Black and Indigenous Alliance Facebook)
Two years ago Red Deer Public Schools trustee Dianne Macaulay celebrated Pride Week in the community with her child Jasper. (Photo contributed)

Defeat of Pride Week motion at Red Deer Public Schools catches heat

Red Deer Public Schools says district policy already allows Pride Week

Two years ago Red Deer Public Schools trustee Dianne Macaulay celebrated Pride Week in the community with her child Jasper. (Photo contributed)
Alana Fiks, left, and Angela Farkas, co-owners of Black Market Provisions, are photographed in their store in Winnipeg, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

LGBTQ businesses, hit hard by COVID-19, look for shifts in federal programs

LGBTQ businesses, hit hard by COVID-19, look for shifts in federal programs

Alana Fiks, left, and Angela Farkas, co-owners of Black Market Provisions, are photographed in their store in Winnipeg, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
This image released by Netflix shows Chadwick Boseman, from left, Colman Domingo, Viola Davis, Michael Potts and Glynn Turman in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)

Netflix leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation

Netflix leads GLAAD Media Awards for LGBTQ representation

This image released by Netflix shows Chadwick Boseman, from left, Colman Domingo, Viola Davis, Michael Potts and Glynn Turman in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)
Elliot Page poses for photographs on the red carpet for the movie 'Freeheld ' during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Sunday, September 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Elliot Page coming out offers historic visibility for trans and non-binary community

Elliot Page coming out offers historic visibility for trans and non-binary community

Elliot Page poses for photographs on the red carpet for the movie 'Freeheld ' during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, in Toronto, on Sunday, September 13, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette