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By Allison O’Reilly

A comic book writer from Quebec has gone into hiding after she became the target of transphobic death threats.

According to CTV News, Sophie Labelle’s project, ‘Assigned Male’, is a webcomic about transgender experiences.

Labelle’s website was hacked, and her personal information, including her address, was shared online.

Labelle is working with Montreal police to locate the hackers, and to ensure she can work safely.



By Patricia Petit Liang

The Canadian Centre for Child Protection has found that teenage boys have been increasingly targeted for online sexual exploitation and extortion.

According to CBC News, thousands of boys around the ages of 13 and 15 have been tricked into sending nude images of themselves to sexual predators who then threaten to make their photos and videos public.

Reports of online sexual extortion for all teenagers have increased by 140% since 2015, but officials state that these types of crimes are greatly underreported.



By Patricia Petit Liang

Taiwan is on its way to becoming the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

According to BBC News, Taiwan’s parliament will create new laws and amend existing legislation to benefit same-sex unions.

Taiwan is also the home of Asia’s biggest pride parade.