LGBTQ

The Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa are pictured, May 1, 2013. A Statistics Canada study says gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority people are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

LGBTQ Canadians more likely to experience assault than heterosexuals: survey

11% of LGBTQ Canadians said they had been sexually or physically assaulted in the previous 12 month

The Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa are pictured, May 1, 2013. A Statistics Canada study says gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority people are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Justin Morissette had his leg broken after asking anti-gay street preachers to stop in Vancouver’s West End on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (Justin Morissette/Twitter)

B.C. radio host left with broken leg after confrontation with anti-gay street preachers

Police say charges are being recommended and are investigating incident for hate crimes

Justin Morissette had his leg broken after asking anti-gay street preachers to stop in Vancouver’s West End on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (Justin Morissette/Twitter)
Pride Flag. (Contributed)

Study shines light on what makes LGBTQ+ youth feel safe in a community

The study goes beyond looking at school or family supports

  • Aug 4, 2020
Pride Flag. (Contributed)
Victoria Pride Society has released a documentary on the annual Memorial Dragball Game. (Courtesy of Peter B. Jakab/victoriapridesociety.org)
Victoria Pride Society has released a documentary on the annual Memorial Dragball Game. (Courtesy of Peter B. Jakab/victoriapridesociety.org)
Langley MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman are among the Liberals who used their taxpayer funded communications budgets to buy ads in Langley-based conservative Christian magazine, The Light. (file)
Langley MLAs Mary Polak and Rich Coleman are among the Liberals who used their taxpayer funded communications budgets to buy ads in Langley-based conservative Christian magazine, The Light. (file)
Pride events around the world have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Online LGBTQ exhibits to enjoy during Pride month

Art, artifacts and history to see during Pride month

Pride events around the world have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
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B.C. teacher suspended for 15 days for sharing ‘Stop SOGI 123’ pamphlets with PAC member

Teacher will also have her licence suspended on Sept. 24, 2020

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Researchers scramble to inform doctors of COVID-19 risk to LGBTQ

Researchers scramble to inform doctors of COVID-19 risk to LGBTQ

People who identify as LGBTQ already face inequities in the health-care system

Researchers scramble to inform doctors of COVID-19 risk to LGBTQ
David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday Feb. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberals poised to legislate ban on conversion therapy

Thee Liberals called conversion therapy a scientifically discredited practice that targets vulnerable Canadians

David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada during a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Monday Feb. 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jessica Yaniv has yet to pay $6,000 owed to beauty salons, she accused of discrimination. (Twitter)

B.C. trans activist’s human rights complaints deferred until $6K paid to beauty salons

Human Rights Tribunal ordered Jessica Yaniv to pay each salon she said discriminated against her

  • Feb 4, 2020
Jessica Yaniv has yet to pay $6,000 owed to beauty salons, she accused of discrimination. (Twitter)
Supporters pose for photos at the launch of the new commemorative loonie. (The Canadian Press)

New commemorative loonie marking progress for LGBTQ2+ rights draws mixed response

Critics say coin’s date of 1969 ‘equality’ is misleading

Supporters pose for photos at the launch of the new commemorative loonie. (The Canadian Press)
Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Openly queer, female priest of B.C. church defying norms

Andrea Brennan serves Fernie at pivotal time in church’s history

Reverend Andrea Brennan opens up about being a queer, female Anglican minister and how she came to be in the position at a pivotal time in the church’s history. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality

Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality

“Injustice and human rights struggles can teach us a lot about our humanity,” - Kevin Allen, historian

Everett Klippert: the last Canadian jailed for homosexuality
It was a sea of colour at the 25th Annual Victoria Pride Parade Sunday. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria Pride Parade celebrates 25 years

Thousands line downtown streets as city bursts with LGBTQ pride

It was a sea of colour at the 25th Annual Victoria Pride Parade Sunday. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Pride Week kicks off in Victoria with raising of five pride flags

Pride Week kicks off in Victoria with raising of five pride flags

City flies two-spirit, genderqueer and non-binary flags for the first time

Pride Week kicks off in Victoria with raising of five pride flags
LGBTQ allies and supporters of Sexual Orientation Gender Identity resources that school B.C. districts are using to promote inclusion stand on the legislature lawn with a group of SOGI protesters.                                Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

LGBTQ advocates turn Victoria SOGI protest into dance party

Counter-protest outnumbers anti-SOGI activists on lawn of B.C. legislature

LGBTQ allies and supporters of Sexual Orientation Gender Identity resources that school B.C. districts are using to promote inclusion stand on the legislature lawn with a group of SOGI protesters.                                Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the U.S. will present “The T is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context” at the Moving Trans History Forward conference, March 22 to 25 at the University of Victoria. The historian, poet, and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota is also a Black Lives Matter activist. Photo contributed

Moving Trans History Forward conference aimed at more than LGBTQ community

UVic’s Aaron Devor: “We’re all here to learn from each other”

Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the U.S. will present “The T is Not Silent: Centering Black Trans-Identities in an Historical Context” at the Moving Trans History Forward conference, March 22 to 25 at the University of Victoria. The historian, poet, and curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota is also a Black Lives Matter activist. Photo contributed