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Feb 14, 2019, 11:05 ET Take Action against Bullying! contest winners and new Interligne partner

Announcing the winners of the Grand Prix Desjardins MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Interligne announced the winning teams of its very...


Feb 13, 2019, 10:00 ET Government of Canada Announces Funding to Promote Healthy Relationships for Vulnerable Youth

Project will support research activities aimed at preventing teen dating violence LONDON, ON, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Gender-based violence—violence...


Feb 08, 2019, 09:55 ET Canada continues to be a leader as one of the world's most inclusive destinations

Creation of diversity training workshops for tourism operators will help increase capacity to welcome more LGBTQ2 travellers to Canada OTTAWA, Feb....


Feb 08, 2019, 09:00 ET Unveiling of the Standing Up, Standing Out: Selections from the National Portrait Collection of The Arquives exhibition

Unveiling of the Standing Up, Standing Out: Selections from the National Portrait Collection of The Arquives exhibition marks a major a highlight of...


Feb 08, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Joly to make an announcement on LGBTQ2 tourism at Fierté Canada Pride 2019/

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at Fierté ...


Feb 07, 2019, 18:54 ET Canada announces millions in new funding for the global LGBTQI movement

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada is stepping up as a global leader supporting LGBTQI rights with a new commitment of $30 million in dedicated...


Feb 07, 2019, 18:07 ET Rainbow Railroad welcomes new government funding for global LGBTQI human rights groups

Canada must play a leadership role to address the growing persecution of LGBTQI people around the world OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad ...


Feb 07, 2019, 12:16 ET Media Advisory - Minister Joly to make an announcement on LGBTQ2 tourism at Fierté Canada Pride 2019

OTTAWA, Feb. 7, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, will deliver remarks at Fierté ...


Jan 30, 2019, 09:15 ET Government of Canada helping to pave the way for social sciences and humanities research

Nearly 3,000 graduate students, scholars and researchers to benefit from investment to propel their careers KINGSTON, ON, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Jan 15, 2019, 17:20 ET A new crackdown of LGBTQI individuals in Chechnya

At least 40 people have been detained and two have died as a result of their injuries TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Rainbow Railroad is horrified to ...


Jan 15, 2019, 16:15 ET Robert Half Selected For Forbes' 2019 List Of America's Best Employers For Diversity

Staffing firm Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) announced today that it was selected as one of Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity 2019. The 500 companies on...


Jan 08, 2019, 08:00 ET Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigations Announces its Community Advisor and Community Advisory Group Members

TORONTO, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The Hon. Gloria J. Epstein, who is conducting an independent civilian review of how Toronto police conduct missing...


Dec 01, 2018, 12:24 ET Canada's Minister of Health calls for end to stigma on World AIDS Day

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Every year on December 1, World AIDS Day reminds us to recognize the strength and resilience of people living with HIV,...


Nov 29, 2018, 18:00 ET Montréal: Fast-Track city - A common action plan to accelerate the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Ville de Montréal, the Montréal regional public health department and the...


Nov 29, 2018, 10:12 ET Government of Canada announces support to help reduce HIV and hepatitis C in gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer men in Canada

OTTAWA, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - While Canada has made progress in addressing HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in...


Nov 29, 2018, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to Media - Minister of Health and Parliamentary Secretary to participate in World AIDS Day activities/

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and John Oliver and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister...


Nov 28, 2018, 15:00 ET Notice to Media - Minister of Health and Parliamentary Secretary to participate in World AIDS Day activities

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and John Oliver and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister...


Nov 28, 2018, 10:47 ET Statement on the anniversary of the apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The special advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, Randy Boissonnault, today issued the following statement on ...


Nov 24, 2018, 15:26 ET Government of Canada working with Pride Toronto to improve safety of LGBTQ2 communities

TORONTO and OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - All Canadians deserve to feel safe and to have their most fundamental rights protected. That is why it is...


Nov 19, 2018, 14:34 ET Unifor deeply opposes Ontario PC vote to deny the existence of trans people

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - Unifor expresses grave concern following a vote by members of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party voicing...


Nov 12, 2018, 07:30 ET Avon signs up to the UN's LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business

Avon, Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) is delighted to announce support for the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination...


Nov 06, 2018, 16:37 ET Government of Canada unveils the Canada Pride Citation

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is taking action to address the historical injustices experienced by LGBTQ2 federal public...


Nov 02, 2018, 16:59 ET International coalition demands investigation of human rights abuses against LGBTQI people in Chechnya

Joint statement from Rainbow Railroad and All Out HONG KONG, Nov. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, rights groups Rainbow Railroad and All Out join an...


Nov 01, 2018, 08:00 ET New federal funding will help vulnerable and marginalized women access job market

Project will improve gender equality by addressing barriers to employment OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Vulnerable and marginalized women, including...


Oct 30, 2018, 07:00 ET Rainbow Railroad to save 60 lives in 60 days

TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - On November 1, Rainbow Railroad — an international organization helping LGBTQI people find a path to safety — launches ...