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When sex work is unsexy (Part 3)
The clock can be your best friend — or your worst enemy
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New Brunswick trans-rights bills pass final reading
Trans people gain explicit anti-discrimination protections and right to legal gender change
What do you do if you’re robbed while cruising?
Gay men encouraged to report crime, says Burnaby RCMP
Yukon government introduces trans-rights bill
The changes would also allow gender-neutral markers to be used on birth certificates
What it’s like to talk to your doctor about sexual health when you’re bisexual
There’s a misconception that bi people are just going through a phase — but what if our doctors believe it too?
Record number of LGBT candidates running in 2017 BC election
Can you guess which issues they agree on?
YouTube, football rumours and a nationalist lesbian
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How piss play helped me get over childhood shame
My relationship with piss has always been fraught with negative associations. Now it’s one of my greatest forms of intimacy
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
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
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
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 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?
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
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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
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’?
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