A number of Indigenous tribes across the United States have moved to recognize same-sex marriages this year, bringing the total to eight, many of which are in states that moved in the opposite direction. But where do First Nations in Canada stand on sexual and gender diversity?
Filmmaker Rick Tae is excited that the Vancouver Asian Film Festival selected his awkward tale of gay love-versus-lust as its centrepiece gala on Nov 9.
Many say students’ pro-rape and racist chants are part of a bigger problem that needs addressing.
The Rainbow Concert Band kicked off Surrey’s 14th Pride festival with a short march through Holland Park, and organizers say the afternoon event’s welcoming, “family-friendly,” community-fair vibe is a better fit for their community than a massive street march like Vancouver’s.
More than a decade after their predecessors waged a battle to ban gay-friendly books from their school district’s classrooms, the Surrey school board’s trustees passed an anti-homophobia regulation June 20.
Eroding incomes and plunging rental stock leave 380,600 households in ‘severe’ need.
More than 500 people took part in the Fraser Valley’s first Pride parade on May 25 — a turnout that its Abbotsford organizers celebrated after years of controversy.
As violence against women dominates discussions among Aboriginal and human rights groups in Canada, south of the border the long-sought Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 12.
If we are serious about dealing with the heterosexism and transphobia that young queer people face in the school system, it requires doing far more than having GSAs, says Gary Kinsman. Photo published in Xtra!
Photo published in Xtra! newspaper