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Morgane Oger is Canada’s best chance at electing a trans person in 2017
Activist turned politician hopes to unseat Liberal incumbent in BC’s May 9 election
Korean conspiracy, the Champs-Élysées and gay Devonshire
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Why LGBT Bajans can’t sue the government to end anti-gay laws
This one clause makes it nearly impossible to challenge Barbados’ buggery laws
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How one book wants to get Canada talking about the challenges faced by LGBT youth
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Christopher Gudgeon’s latest book, The Encyclopedia of Lies, offers insight into isolation and loss
Federal politicians speak out against bullying on Day of Pink
MPs also attended a gala run by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
Out in Toronto: April 20–26, 2017
Choice events in the city this week 
This LGBT group just made history in Vancouver’s Vaisakhi parade
‘There is nothing homophobic in the Sikh culture or the Sikh bible,’ says Sher founder
 What does Barbados’ prime minister have to say about the country’s harsh buggery laws?
Though rarely enforced, LGBT Bajans continue to face discrimination and harassment. Is decriminalizing buggery a solution?
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Bisexual men, Tribeca and virtual reality
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 How were lesbians affected by the anti-LGBT Lavender Scare?
Like gay men, lesbians faced persecution in the 1950s McCarthy witch hunts
Abbotsford’s new LGBT policy doesn’t go far enough, says educator
‘Listen to what the students actually need,’ urges former Mouat Secondary student
Earning my red hankie — two fists at a time
How ‘riding the chariot’ taught me to love fisting
Trans education, Chechen retribution and reality television
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Battleground Barbados: LGBT activists face off against North American homophobes in the Caribbean
LGBT Bajans face regular harassment and discrimination on the island. And some fear that it’s about to get worse
Liberals’ superficial Criminal Code reform betrays sex workers and queer artists
If the government wants to strike out unconstitutional laws, why has it ignored the sex work and obscenity laws?
‘How many months can we stay alive?’: Meet the Iranian-Indian couple abandoned by Canada
Alireza and Kiran are struggling to survive in Turkey after Canada halted their resettlement to prioritize Syrian refugees
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The painful truth about being gay at Canada’s largest Christian university
Trinity Western’s covenant and the queer students it hurts
Go-go dancing do-gooders battle it out on stage
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Contestants drop trou to raise funds for LGBT youth at the annual Mr Ruff competition
Vogue, Chechnya and free PrEP
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Why did Canada take days to respond to the reported Chechen deaths?
Foreign affairs minister tells Xtra she’s ‘looking into ways’ to support LGBT Russians
Richmond NDP candidate’s statements on LGBT rights don’t all add up
What did Chak Au really say about his ‘moral issues’?
Why drag kings deserve more spaces in Toronto’s LGBT community
Drag queens dominate the scene — so what does that mean for new and emerging kings?
Barry Manilow, gay skeletons and Dutch solidarity
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When sex work is unsexy (Part 2)
Once the water is warm, he pushes me roughly under the shower and begins soaping me up
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