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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 …

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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 …

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A far-right white supremacist group in Canada now has a website full 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. …

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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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Pride Toronto

Members of Pride Toronto have decided to ban uniformed police personnel from joining their annual event in June, in a close vote of 163-161. The decision, made via an online vote, overturns a 2018 vote which paved the way for uniformed police to participate in pride events. Those who want uniformed officers to be able …

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Refugees Canada

It’s been a long, daunting journey but love has finally prevailed. Alireza, who is from Iran, and his partner Kiran, who is from India, arrived in Canada last week, greeted at the airport by members of the Vancouver Rainbow Refugee group who sponsored them. The couple were forced to flee their home countries so they …

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski

Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski has marched in his hometown of Montreal’s pride parade alongside Canadian Prime Minister and Justin Trudeau. Foodie Antoni took to social media to share photos of himself and fellow Internet heartthrob Trudeau waving rainbow flags in the streets during the parade on Sunday. “Thank you Montreal for opening your streets …

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blood donation inequality

A new campaign is calling for the 12 month ban on gay men donating blood in Australia. New York healthcare agency FCB Health has partnered with the Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC) organisation to launch the striking campaign pushing for less discriminatory regulations for gay men in several countries around blood donation. The campaign, which …

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Tanya Granic Allen

A political candidate in Ontario, Canada has been fired for an anti-gay rant in which she said same-sex marriage makes her want to vomit. Pink News reported the country’s Progressive Conservative Party had resisted calls to remove Tanya Granic Allen as a candidate after it emerged she’d written tweets railing against same-sex marriage, adoption by …

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Pride Toronto

Pride parades always include rainbow colours in their celebrations but Pride Toronto’s parade next month will close with a sea of black. The tribute is to honour the alleged victims of Toronto man Bruce McArthur, who has been charged with the murders of eight local men police allege he targeted through gay dating apps. Olivia …

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