Tag Archives: British Columbia

VANCOUVER: Anti-Gay Crackpot Bill Whatcott Marches With Fake Group In Pride Parade, Hands Out Fake Condoms

In June, anti-gay crackpot and former prostitute Bill Whatcott staged his arrest with Porno Pete at a Calgary university where they attempted to distribute hate flyers. Two weeks ago Porno Pete slithered around San Francisco’s Dore Alley Fair with his camera. And this weekend Whatcott marched with a fake group at Vancouver Pride where they handed out “condoms” that actually ...

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CANADA: Straight Man Beaten For “Looking Gay,” Cops Seeking Assailant

And it’s not the first time this has happened to him. Via the Surrey Now: Kerry Tyler Street, 25, of Fleetwood, skateboarded a little too close to a gay-hating thug in Guildford on Wednesday afternoon and ended up lying in a pool of his own blood. The attack happened in the 14600-block of 104th Avenue, shortly after 3 p.m. As ...

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CANADA: British Columbia To Launch HIV Test With 14-Day Post-Infection Result

The Vancouver Sun reports: British Columbia will be the first province in Canada to use a more accurate HIV detection test that has greatly improved the diagnosis of early or acute HIV infection. The new test, which will be utilized provincially following the results of a study led by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, detects the virus as soon ...

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At Vancouver Pride 2012

Attendance was estimated to be 500,000.

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SATURDAY: Vancouver Foreskin Pride

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British Columbia Launches Campaign To Test Every Sexually Active Person For HIV

British Columbia has launched an ambitious campaign to give an HIV test to every person who has ever been sexually active. The sweeping approach is an attempt to catch the estimated 1 per cent of people who are unaware they are HIV-positive and aren’t taking advantage of an effective treatment program that is available provincially. A key component of the ...

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Court Overturns Canada’s Assisted Suicide Ban

British Columbia’s provincial Supreme Court has overturned Canada’s ban on assisted suicide. Justice Lynn Smith of the British Columbia supreme court declared the laws invalid but suspended her ruling for one year to give Canada’s federal parliament time to draft legislation with her ruling in mind. The federal government is expected to appeal against the decision. The case will likely ...

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HIV/AIDS Plummets In British Columbia

AIDS deaths and new HIV infections are plummeting in British Columbia. Experts say the decline is due to an aggressive policy of placing the newly infected immediately on a drug regimen and thus reducing their infectiousness. “We’re particularly pleased to see that our treatment-as-prevention strategy has taken off big-time,” said Dr. Julio S. G. Montaner, director of the British Columbia ...

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Canadian Court Upholds Ban On Polygamy

British Columbia’s Supreme Court has upheld Canada’s ban on polygamy. Which will surely disappoint anti-gay activists in America. In a 335-page decision released on Wednesday, Chief Justice Robert Bauman ruled in favour of the section of the Criminal Code outlawing polygamous unions. In his ruling, Bauman said while the law does infringe on religious freedom, it is justified given the ...

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Rights Groups Jointly Demand That Canada Arrest George W. Bush For War Crimes

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have issued to a joint call for Canadian authorities to arrest former president George W. Bush on war crimes charges. Duyba is scheduled to visit a British Colombia economic summit next week. There is overwhelming evidence that Bush and other senior administration officials authorized and implemented a regime of torture and ill-treatment of hundreds ...

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Gay-Bashing In British Columbia

Canadian police are investigating the gay-bashing of a British Columbia man who was brutally beaten last month while he and a friend enjoyed a rural natural hot spring. The victim was relaxing in the hot pool with his companion, both men from Burnaby, when they were joined by two other men and a woman. The man who identified himself as ...

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CANADA: British Columbia Supreme Court Weighs Decriminalizing Polygamy

In a trial that is expected to last through January, British Columbia’s Supreme Court is hearing the case of a fundamentalist sect of the Mormon Church, who are arguing that laws against polygamy violate Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The case involves now-dismissed criminal charges brought against the leaders of a small polygamous community in Bountiful, British Columbia. Residents ...

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CANADA: Widespread HAART Treatment Reduces New HIV Infections

A new study just published in British Columbia suggests that a very effective way to prevent new HIV infections may be to put all pozzers on HAART therapy. A new study conducted in British Columbia has found that the infection rate in the province has been halved since 1996 by the widespread adoption of HAART, researchers reported online Sunday in ...

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Couple Shuts Down Bed & Breakfast Rather Than Serve Gays

A Christian couple in Grand Forks, British Columbia has decided to close their bed and breakfast rather than face additional charges of discriminating against gay customers. “We’ve been harassed so bad we’re not running (the B&B),” said Lee Molnar, who lives with his wife Susan in the B.C. community of Grand Forks. Their lawyer Ronald Smith said they are “devastated” ...

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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Students To Cross-Dress In Protest Over Homophobia

Student at a British Columbia high school are planning to cross-dress in protest of the cancellation of anti-homophobia events. Students at Columneetza Secondary in Williams Lake were supposed to have an assembly on Tuesday to see an anti-homophobia presentation organized by the local Gay Straight Alliance. But the event was cancelled, along with a so-called Gender Bender day when students ...

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics Start Tonight

Here’s a reminder to set your DVRs for tonight’s opening ceremonies at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Longtime readers may recall how completely nuts I went for the opening ceremonies in Beijing in 2008. Back then I closed with: “You totally have to feel sorry for Vancouver. There’s no way the next Olympics can come close to what the Chinese did.” ...

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Vancouver Time Lapse

Beautiful photography and a gorgeous tune too.

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British Columbia Government Reverses Pledge To Support 2011 Outgames

The British Columbia provincial government is reneging on verbal pledges to support the 2011 Outgames in Vancouver. When planning the games in 2007 and 2008, Outgames chair John Boychuk says representatives from “ministries associated with sport” initially made a verbal promise to contribute $400,000 to the event. Eventually that verbal commitment was reduced to $150,000 to $200,000. “A year later ...

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