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Bill and Pete’s Not So Excellent Adventure: Hate Group Leader Back on American Soil

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
After a whirlwind tour of Saskatchewan that started with a prolonged detention at the Canadian border and ended in a jail cell, anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera, is back on American soil looking for cash to pay his legal bills.

Pete in ’The Pokey’: LaBarbera Arrested in Canada

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Pete LaBarbera and his Canadian knock-off version, Bill Whatcott were arrested Monday for refusing to leave the grounds of the University of Regina in Saskatchewan after distributing anti-gay and anti-abortion literature.

Romance Week: Now Hear Vancouver

By Kelsy Chauvin | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Wedding bells are ringing and you’re headed to Vancouver, which has enjoyed legal same-sex marriage since 2003. It’s among Canada’s most gay-proud cities, with an annual midsummer Pride festival drawing as many attendees as the entire citywide population.

Canadian Football League Players Fined for Posts About Michael Sam

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay football player Michael Sam.

Got Luge?: Civil Rights Org Launches Social Media Campaign on Eve of Olympics

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Feb 7, 2014
Move over men’s figure skating. Step aside ice dancing. The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI) has dubbed the two-man luge as the single most gay event in the Winter Olympic Games. No if’s, ands, or butts.

Canadian Cities Show LGBT Support During Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 7, 2014
Vancouver, Montreal and a number of other Canadian cities announced plans to fly the rainbow flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics in order to show support for Russia’s LGBT community.

Canadian Court Strikes Down Anti-Prostitution Laws

By Charmaine Noronha | Friday Dec 20, 2013
Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws in their entirety Friday, including against keeping a brothel.

Canadian Store Owner Pulls ’Gay Away’ Gag Candy

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 13, 2013
A Manitoba store came under fire after selling "Gay Away," a novelty candy pill purported to "cure gayness."

Out Canadian Councilor to Go to Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Vancouver, Canada, councilor Tim Stevenson, who is openly gay, announced on Wednesday that he will go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, despite the country’s anti-gay laws.

Toronto Hosts Space for LGBT Athletes During Sochi Olympics

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Dec 2, 2013
In what is a running Olympic tradition, Pride House Toronto has come forward to host a welcoming space for LGBT athletes during the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, this February.