Swimmer Mark Tewksbury won Canada's first gold medal for the meter backstroke at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, roaring back from his slump in the world rankings. Four years earlier, Tewksbury entered the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea while ranked second in the world, winning a silver medal as part of the meter relay team. However, the late 80s emergence of underwater swimming techniques such as the "dolphin kick", saw Tewksbury, a strong surface swimmer, slip down the rankings following the games.
By Erica Tempesta For Dailymail. A sailor and his boyfriend have made Canadian naval history by becoming the country's first male same-sex couple to share the time-honored tradition of a homecoming kiss following a long deployment at sea. As part of the Royal Canadian Navy custom, a raffle is drawn to decide who will walk off the ship first to enjoy a romantic 'first kiss' with their loved one after an extended time of being deployed.
When asked about the history of pride, often the first thing that comes to people's minds are the Stonewall Riots. Canada, however, has it's own rich history and turning points in the struggle for and eventual celebration of LGBT rights. The most well known of these are the Toronto raids which lead to riots that turned into what is today, a vibrant pride festival.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Canada are some of the most advanced in the Americas and in the world. Same-sex sexual activity has been lawful in Canada since June 27,when the Criminal Law Amendment Act also known as Bill C came into force upon royal assent. Canada has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world, with its largest cities often named among the most gay-friendly cities in the world, and featuring their own gay areas and communities such as Toronto 's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Montreal 's Gay Village commercial districtVancouver 's Davie Village and Ottawa 's Bank Street Gay Village.
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Quebec banned discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in The amendment was in response to an especially brutal police raid on a gay bathhouse called Truxx. At the time, no other province considered sexual orientation as a human right.
Forty years ago this summer, a group of about gays and lesbians did something that had never been done before. They gathered on Parliament Hill to read a list of demands — the first time that Canadians had protested publicly for gay rights. It rained. One car of protesters — en route from Toronto — was involved in an accident and missed the protests.
Trudeau stopped by for 15 minutes and mingled with all the customers and staff, shaking their hands and taking photographs. Thanks to the folks at fountainheadVAN for the warm welcome today. Vancouver is gearing up for Pride weekend right now, but the spirit of pride and inclusivity is strong here all year long!
Her world was suddenly turned upside down in the late s while she was studying religion at Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship, and fell in love with a woman she met at a conference. This posed a problem: The Conservative rabbinical school she planned to attend did not ordain openly gay rabbis. Rather than abandoning her vocation, she opted instead to join the Jewish Reform movement — a liberal progressive denomination that accepts gay rabbis and gay marriage.