Britain held immense sway over Canadian policy throughout the many years in which homosexuality was criminalized.Dating from the early colonial era, homosexuality was officially illegal and the penalty for “the abominable act of buggery” (also known as sodomy) was punishable by death.Zak: Jen and I met on the set of the Web series I starred in and co-wrote called “#Hashtag.” We had a tiny cameo together, but ended up talking and becoming friends.We originally explored a storyline where we would do a spinoff of “#Hashtag” with the relationship between our two characters, but after talking more, we eventually decided it deserved its own entirely new world and show.
For the next century, however, the laws governing “homosexual acts” in became more and more stringent.
They run a risk of becoming victims of hate crime and may not receive protection when attacked in the street by fellow citizens.
Some LGBTI organisations are denied registration or are banned from organising peaceful meetings and demonstrations in Europe.
The trouble with Tinder, though, is precisely the thing that separates it from social-media platforms like Facebook and Ok Cupid: The app uses geolocation software to match up users with other singles in their area.
That’s good if you’re looking for a hot date in your city on a Friday night but potentially bad for the trans community, which faces the highest hate crime and murder rates in the country.