Topline: Elliot Page comes out

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THIS WEEK ON XTRA

👉Canada has the tools to slow the spread of HIV. But as rates of transmission rise, especially among youth, writer Kevin Hurren finds that little has been done to change the reality of the virus in the country.

QUEER NEWS AROUND THE WORLD 🌎

👉Oops. An anti-gay Hungarian member of the European parliament has resigned from his post after he was caught leaving a 25-man orgy. József Szájer, who represents anti-LGBTQ+ Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz Party, was once responsible for preserving the institution of marriage as a union between a man and woman in Hungary’s constitution. Plus, basking in the small victories: A California man has won the right to have a “QUEER” licence plate

TBH, CULTURE IS QUEER 🤷🌈

👉Welcome to the family 💜. Actor Elliot Page has come out as trans in a post on Instagram. “I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” he writes. “And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive.” And Harry claps back 👏. After right-wing commentator Candice Owens criticized Harry Styles as unmasculine for wearing a dress on the cover of Vogue, the singer posed in a frilly blue suit on Instagram

All these stories and much more in this week’s Xtra Weekly.

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