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BOA opens up on Canada’s Drag Race About Assault in 2015

Windsor drag queen says they were beaten and robbed

BOA is a contestant on the first season of Canada’s Drag Race — the Canadian version of RuPaul’s Drag Race, a reality show where drag queens are competing to be the country’s first drag superstar. 

Prior to BOA’s elimination in Thursday’s episode, they talked about being beaten up and robbed at their home in Toronto in 2015. 

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Petition Seeks to Eliminate Restrictions on Blood Donation

Petition seeks to eliminate restrictions on blood donations by gay men and transgender women.

New Democrat MP Randall Garrison of B.C. authorized the publication of the electronic petition on the website of the House of Commons.

The petition argues there is “no science” behind the three-month deferral.

Carlito PabloThe Georgia Straight

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Canadian Museum for Human Rights Rife with Systemic Racism, Sexism, Homophobia

A review was ordered in June following a social media campaign where Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ2 current and former employees shared stories of racism, discrimination and censorship at the museum.

An independent review into reports of workplace discrimination at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has found “pervasive and systemic” racism at the national museum in Winnipeg, and says the museum is rife with sexism, heterosexism and homophobia.

Shane GibsonGlobal News

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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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BC Gay Man Beat Unconcious by Homophobes

British Columbia: A gay man was beaten unconscious by seven homophobes who recognised him from his local grocery store.

Shane Daum, 43, was attacked while camping at Crump Recreation Site in British Columbia, Canada. “(I’m) hurt beyond all meaning,” Daum said. “It’s hard enough coming out and trying to get accepted.”

He was surrounded by the group of people, who said they knew he was gay because they had seen him shopping with his former boyfriend.

“They were calling me a faggot, a paedophile, because my then-boyfriend was a younger [guy] but he looks way younger [than he actually is],” Daum told Global News.

Darrian Matassa-FungGlobal News

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