Canada announces new funds in support of LGBTQ2 rights
“Globally, LGBTQ2 communities continue to face discrimination and injustice because of who they are. Everyone matters, no matter who they choose to love, no matter where they live. At the heart of its efforts, Canada will continue to take concrete action to advance human rights and gender equality for all people, including LGBTQ2 communities abroad.”
- Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development
“The Government of Canada is committed to improving the lives of LGBTQ2 people at home and abroad. This significant funding announcement demonstrates our commitment to work with Canadian LGBTQ2 organizations and communities to recognize, promote and ensure the human rights of LGBTQ2 people around the world.”
- Randy Boissonnault, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues
Canada is the current co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC), alongside Chile.
In August 2018, Canada hosted the ERC conference in Vancouver. At the conference, Canada announced its intention to improve the way it understands and supports LGBTQ2 and intersex communities and defenders on the world stage.
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