Steinbach Manitoba is often portrayed as part of the province's "Bible Belt." Though the area's conservative MPs and MLAs refused to show up, over 3,000 people did anyway.
The narrative that Black Lives Matter Toronto has "hijacked" Pride or is self-serving is a racist and incorrect interpretation of the movement -- one that holds solidarity in high regard.
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Allies and community, let's keep the momentum going!
Black Lives Matter Toronto's interruption of Pride this year was measured and justified. The outpouring of racism in response to it is shamefully misguided. It is time to learn and to change.
The Black Lives Matter action at the Toronto Pride Parade helped bring about change and gave voice to so many who are increasingly marginalized by how Pride is currently being run.
Police need to earn access to community events. Until then, the community gets a say on their presence.
In part two of this two-part feature, Laura Brightwell examines the existing health-care provisions for trans Canadians and asks what needs to change.
"I want us to be in rage about homophobia, transphobia and racism. That would be healing. That would warrant a sense of pride."
And the only thing that that's keeping the world from knowing the truth about how little we care about the gay community in America is that a few have again placed a rainbow over their profile picture
There have been some improvements to trans health care in Canada, but is it much to celebrate? We speak to experts and find out what is available across Canada.