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Search for trans-sensitive and competent health care often frustrating, hurtful
TORONTO — Canada's health-care system may be built on the premise of equal access for all, but the transgender community says the provision of services for those who don't conform to traditional...
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Apr 17th, 2015
2014 Winter Olympics protest in front of Vancouver McDonald’s demands rights for LGBTs in Sochi
Do you agree with Putin?
Feb 6th, 2014
Olympians walk with Pride in Vancouver
Vancouver’s Pride Parade could not have come at a better time for a city cementing its reputation as one of the most tolerant in the world. On Sunday, just weeks after Russia passed anti-gay...
Aug 5th, 2013
Affordable housing proposal for gay and lesbian seniors receives grant funding
Vancity and the BC Ideas competition come through with funding for Dignity House
Nov 28th, 2012
Vancouver punk rockers Childsplay sweep the West with anti-bullying tour
The Mohican-haired lead singer leaped across the stage, screaming into the mike and slamming on his guitar as his drummer let loose his machine-gun blast beats in the finest traditions of Vancouver...
Oct 1st, 2012
Gay Pride Parade paints Vancouver rainbow colours: slide show
The streets of downtown Vancouver were transformed into a sea of bright feather boas, glitter, and colourful budgie-smugglers as a crowd of over half a million people from around the world gathered...
Aug 5th, 2012
In One Person: A Romance Novel for the 21st Century
It is a Harlequin Romance 2.0; a romance novel from the LGBTQ generation. And yet, it is so much more.
Jul 9th, 2012
Gay teenagers and suicide: does it get better?
Gay youth are four times as likely as their straight counterparts to commit suicide. How can society reverse this horrible statistic?
Jan 16th, 2012
Eric James Borges, gay teen filmmaker, takes his life one month after making 'It Gets Better' video
"My name was not Eric, but 'Faggot...I was stalked, spit on, ostracized, and physically assaulted,'" said 19-year-old filmmaker Eric James Borges, speaking for an "It Gets Better" video to support...
Jan 15th, 2012
Gay teen filmmaker Eric James Borges commits suicide one month after making 'It Gets Better' video
Despite encouraging other youth not to give up, a young filmmaker succumbs to suicide after a lifetime of rejection and bullying.
Jan 15th, 2012