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Study Finds Queer People Three Times More Likely to Be Assaulted

A new report from Statistics Canada releases some shocking figures about incidents of physical and sexual assault, mental health disorders, and more.

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Canadians are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault, according to newly released data from Statistics Canada.

Among members of sexual minority groups — including LGB people and those who otherwise identify as nonheterosexual — 11 percent reported experiencing such an assault in the previous 12 months, compared to 4 percent of heterosexuals, the report states. The survey was taken in 2018 and the report released Wednesday.

Trudy RingOut Magazine

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Sign in Vancouver Expressing Love for JK Rowling Has Short Stay

“I Love JK Rowling” highway sign in Vancouver is taken down one day after being installed.

A billboard on a busy part of Hastings Street in Vancouver supporting author J.K. Rowling’s controversial views about gender identity was hastily covered over the day after it was put up.

Amy Hamm, who lives in New Westminster and Chris Elston, a South Surrey resident, paid Pattison Outdoor, an arm of the Jim Pattison Group to put up the sign on Friday around 6:30 a.m. PT

Chad PawsonCBC News

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Transgender Girl Assaulted in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Two youths have been charged in the alleged assault on a transgender girl.

Police in Moose Jaw say charges have been laid after investigation into what an LGBTQ advocate says was a “horrific” assault against a transgender youth that was captured on a video widely shared via social media.

The Moose Jaw Police Service confirmed in a statement Thursday that it received a report regarding violence toward a member of the LGBTQ community that happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 27, near Westmount School in the Saskatchewan city. 

Kendall LatimerCBC News

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There Are Still 70 Countries Where it’s Illegal to be Gay

Homosexuality has been declassified as a disease for over 30 years

The map is part of a report about the legal status of being LGBT+ around the globe. The ILGA State-Sponsored Homophobia Report, released in December 2019and updated for IDAHOBIT 2020.

The report shows that despite the rhetoric that “it’s getting easier to be LGBT+”–staggering parts of the world remain without fundamental rights in employment, marriage, adoption and the prevention of crimes.

Jamie WarhamForbes

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Police Investigate Three Hate-Motivated Incidents Against LGBT2Q+ Calgarians

Calgary police are investigating three recent incidents believed to be hate-motivated.

The first was an alleged attack on a man near the intersection of 17th Avenue and 12th Street S.W. around midday on July 31.

Another incident saw a drag king being spat on by a man walking past. And during a third incident, a same-sex couple was assaulted by two men on Scooters who used rocks, a belt, and a recycling bin as weapons.

‘It is unacceptable that this is happening and we will absolutely investigate anytime a crime is motivated by hate or bias’

Calgary Police

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