Here are our top gay news picks from November 10th to November 16th.
Gay Vancouver News
- Strict anti-homophobia policy adopted at Surrey schools: A strict anti-homophobia policy has been adopted by the Surrey, B.C., school board, little more than a decade after it went to the Supreme Court to keep books about same-sex partners out of the classroom.
- BC Gay Men's Health Summit 2013: Delving into the pros and cons of online dating
Davie Village News
- Shine, Shop & Dine in Support of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation: In support of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, the West End BIA and Robson Street BA are joining forces to kick off the holiday season in style with Shine, Shop & Dine. Anchored by the St. Paul’s Lights of Hope, hop aboard a free trolley at any of the 12 pick up locations (with some on Davie Street) on Saturdays, 4:30 to 9:30 pm from November 23 to December 21.
- Vancouver installs cigarette recycling bins: Vancouver unveiled new cigarette-collecting receptacles, or "Butt Bins", as they're labelled, this month in an effort to keep Vancouver's streets clean and move the city closer to its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan goals.
Gay World News
- Over the rainbow: what is it like to be gay around the world?: Russia introduces an anti-gay law, while Britain makes marriage legal. So what's it like to be gay around the world in 2013?
- Queer activists condemn Quebec’s proposed 'Charter of Values': More than 100 people have signed an open letter calling Charter 'incompatible with equality'
- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drops challenge to gay marriage: No point in fighting a losing battle.
- Alec Baldwin’s talk show suspended for two episodes after anti-gay slur: Baldwin claimed he was unaware the term he used was offensive to gays.