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Kelowna Pride a Finalist for Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award

Kelowna Pride Society a finalist in two categories of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards.

Kelowna Pride Society is a finalist in two categories for the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 2020 Business Excellence Awards!

They’re up for:
Inclusive Workplace Award
Arts & Entertainment Achievement Award

Winners will be announced in November.

Learn more by following the link to BC Local News


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Canadian Bill Banning Conversion Therapy Reintroduced

Canada reintroduced a bill that would make conversion therapy illegal.

Some 20 percent of sexual minority men in Canada have undergone some form of conversion therapy, according government data. Lower income, indigenous and trans people are disproportionately exposed to the practice, the data shows.

By ReutersNBC News

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Conjugal Relationship Has a New Type of Couple Included

A straight woman and her ‘Gay Best Friend’ can now have their loving relationship legally recognized in Canada.

The decision, which involves a gay refugee to Canada and a straight woman he met at university overseas, expands the legal definition of what a loving couple can look like.

Emma Powys MauricePink News

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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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Funding Received to Support LGBTQ2 Vets

VETS Canada has received funding to support ongoing efforts to support LGBTQ2 veterans.

With this funding, VETS Canada has hired a qualified, part-time staff person from the LGBTQ2 community who will be based out of their Ottawa Drop-in Support Centre to provide in person support to LGBTQ2 Veterans accessing the Centre. This staff person would also be tasked with providing support remotely via telephone, FaceTime/Skype/Zoom, email, text, etc. to Veterans across the country who identify themselves as LGBTQ2.

GlobeNewswire

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(Image Credit: VETS Canada)