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canada's drag race jeffrey bowyer chapman twitter crave bullying harassment

The network behind Canada’s Drag Race have spoken out to fans after “harassment and hateful comments” to contestants and judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman. Jeffrey shut down his Twitter account at the weekend amid a flood of criticism for his critiques on the RuPaul’s Drag Race spinoff’s first season. Contestant Ilona Verley also told her Twitter followers …

Sara Hegazy

Following imprisonment, abuse and torture in Egypt, LGBTIQ+ rights advocate Sara Hegazy sought asylum in Canada. Sadly, she died in her home in Canada Sunday, leaving a note asking her family and friends for forgiveness. In 2017, Sara attended a concert by the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila in Cairo. The band’s lead singer Hamed Sinno …

gay personal trainer gym coronavirus covid-19

A Canadian gym owner has penned a blunt open letter replying to requests from gay men to open his gym to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan Wolman (pictured), who runs Motus Training Studio in Toronto, took to Instagram to write the letter to “gay guys on hookup apps, the muscle bears on Facebook, the …

Justin Trudeau marched with his LGBTI constituents

The Canadian parliament has this week proposed legislation that, if passed, will ban gay conversion therapy in the nation.  Canada’s Justice Minister, David Lametti and Diversity and Youth Minister, Bardish Chagger introduced the Bill C-8 into parliament on Monday. The bill proposes five legislative amendments to the Criminal Code related to conversion therapy. In announcing the bill, …

orville peck gay outlaw gay cowboy queen of the rodeo

Enigmatic gay outlaw Orville Peck, the openly gay but anonymous dude in the fringed cowboy hat, just released sure-fire hit ‘Queen of the Rodeo’. Orville Peck seemingly came out of nowhere last year with his debut album Pony. In fact, the 31-year-old gay cowboy singer says he started work as an entertainer at the age …

Canadian survey

A recent Canadian survey to ascertain how comfortable Canadians felt about LGBT people playing significant roles in their lives showed an overwhelmingly positive result. 91.8 percent of those surveyed responded they would be “comfortable” with a gay, lesbian or bisexual neighbour. Also, 87.6 percent were comfortable with the idea of a transgender neighbour. The Canadian …

red cross blood donation gay ban

Canada will reduce its blood donation deferral period for men who have sex with men to three months. From June 3, gay and bisexual Canadian men will only need to abstain from having sex with another man for three months – instead of 12 – in order to be eligible to donate blood, Health Minister …

transgender teenager seeking asylum in canada after fleeing brunei

A transgender teenager who fled the southeast Asian nation of Brunei to seek asylum in Canada has shared her story. Zoella Zayce, 19, is currently living in the Canadian city of Vancouver as she awaits a decision on her claim for asylum. Zayce told Reuters she fled Brunei late last year, scared her conservative family …

far right group canada

The website of a far-right white supremacist group now hosts loads of homoerotic furry artwork after a quick-thinking Canadian purchased the domain from under them. The Wolves of Odin, who refer to themselves as “The Clann,” gained public attention last month when they confronted a group of worshippers at a mosque in Edmonton. Following news …

Bruce McArthur serial killer

Serial killer Bruce McArthur, who targeted gay men in Toronto, Canada, is pleading guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. McArthur (pictured) pleaded guilty on January 29 to eight counts of first-degree murder over the deaths of eight men between 2010 and late 2017. The 67-year-old landscaper was arrested in January 2018 in connection with …

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