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One way homophobia hides within us

Homophobia and transphobia area more embedded in us than some of us would be willing to admit. Sure some homophobia and transphobia show up in pretty obvious ways, such if someone uses a slur or pathologizes sexuality or gender (such as calling them a mental illness) or even dismisses them outright by saying they’re not […]

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Conversion therapy isn’t the only way we force others to be straight

As someone who has always passed as a straight man, I’ve never experienced explicit homophobia directed specifically at me. But that doesn’t mean that I’ve never been the recipient of homophobia as a closeted queer person.

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Hyggen and Mauro move to delay Lethbridge conversion therapy bylaw

Last month, Lethbridge city council passed first reading of Bylaw 6228, which would prohibit the business practice of conversion therapy. Second reading was scheduled to occur on Monday. Blaine Hyggen and Joe Mauro want to delay it.

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Pride is an act of resistance

Pride should be more than an act of inclusivity; it should be an act of solidarity.

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City of Lethbridge passes first reading of conversion therapy bylaw

Lethbridge City Council approved first reading Monday their new conversion therapy bylaw by a vote of 7–2.

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Opinion

Why the Canadian Blood Services blood ban is homophobic

Canadian Blood Services has a 3-month waiting period for men to donate blood if they’ve had sex with another man. It’s a policy based in homophobia. Here’s why.

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Conversion therapy bylaw to come to Lethbridge city council soon

In February, Lethbridge City Council passed a resolution to have administration to draft a bylaw regarding conversion therapy.

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UCP posts “Happy Pride” message online

Yesterday, Leela Aheer, the minister of culture, multiculturalism, and status of women issued the following statement on Pride Month.

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Sexuality

My coming out story

I’m kind of straight. Mostly straight. But not just straight.

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Opinion

Transphobic jokes affect trans people

When you make fun of a marginalized group, you disrespect those who belong to that group, even if you didn’t direct your comments to those specific people.