Tag Archive | Canada

Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

Canada: Activists Urge Emergency Visas For Chechen LGBT

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Canada should open its doors to LGBT people from Chechnya where dozens of men have been reported to be imprisoned and tortured because they are believed to be gay, a Canadian advocacy group says. The call for emergency visas came from Rainbow Railroad, which said it was working with a Russian […]

Canada: Bisexuals Report Twice The Rate Of Depression As Gays And Lesbians

Canada: Bisexuals Report Twice The Rate Of Depression As Gays And Lesbians

Gay, lesbian and bisexual Canadians experience more mood and anxiety disorders than other Canadians, and they are more likely to turn to heavy drinking. In a new study that provides the first information of its kind for Canada, researchers also found that Canadians who identified as bisexual reported the highest rates of mood and anxiety […]

Canada: Prime Minister Trudeau To Walk In Pride March

Canada: Prime Minister Trudeau To Walk In Pride March

Canada’s young and popular Prime Minister, Justin Trudea, is planning to walk in Canada’s Pride Parade this year, being the first Prime Minister to do so. He plans to walk beside the first openly-gay Premier, Kathleen Wynne, and says he is very much looking forward to being there again, this time as Prime Minister. Trudeau […]

EILE’s Musical Must: Jayne Ava – Something There

Jayne Ava has returned to EILE’s radar with her latest single, Something There, which is now available on iTunes. Originally from Alberta in Canada, Jayne threw herself into the world of musical theatre and attended a performing arts school from 6th grade on. This love for the stage, and many skills acquired throughout her life, […]

Saturday Sounds: Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You (Ft Tom Hanks)

This new single from Canadian singer-songwriter, Carly Rae Jepsen, I Really Like You, is from her third studio album, and features Tom Hanks (and you might just see Justin Bieber in the dance sequence at the end). Jepsen is a gay rights activist, who, in 2013, decided not to take part in a Boy Scouts […]

Listen: Jayne Ava – March

On our Sunday music slot this week, we have the seriously-talented Jayne Ava, with her début single, March. Jayne, originally from Alberta in Canada, is now based in Los Angeles carving out a successful path as a singer/songwriter. We at EILE are delighted to say that we recently chatted with the young musician, and her […]

Canada: LGBT Activist Jim Deva Has Died

Canada: LGBT Activist Jim Deva Has Died

Jim Deva, age 65, Vancouver LGBT activist, has died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday last, after a fall from a ladder. Co-owner of a bookstore (Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium) since 1983, Deva was involved in a long battle with the Canadian Border

Canadian Hopes To Become First Transgender Catholic Nun

Canadian Hopes To Become First Transgender Catholic Nun

A Canadian trans woman is hoping to become the world’s first transgender Catholic nun. Tia Pesando, from London, Ontario, has already received her local priest’s blessing, and is training to become a Carolinian sister. If Tia does become a nun, she will be the first transgender nun in the world. Speaking with Canada’s CTV, Pesando explains that two […]

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

Ontario: First Elected Female & Openly Lesbian Premier

In what can only be described as a double first in Ontario, Canada, just before their hosting of WorldPride (starting on June 20th) the first female premier, who also happens to be openly lesbian, was elected. This is also a first for the Commonwealth. Kathleen Wynne (aged 61) the Liberal leader, emerged as a clear […]

Watch: ‘Out of History’ Documentary Trailer

Harry Sutherland is an award winning Canadian filmmaker who is returning to his roots in the seventies to bring to the screen his passion project – the history of same sex love from ancient times to the present. Out of History is an ambitious project that aims to bring to life over 2,800 years of LGBT history. Using […]