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OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 16, 2017

On 17 May 1990, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorders. In commemoration of that decision, May 17 is recognized as the “International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia” – a day of action, awareness and affirmation of the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified…

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OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 13, 2016

April 12, 2016

OFL STATEMENT April 12, 2016 End the Silence on Homophobic and Transphobic Bullying OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 13, 2016 Today the Ontario Federation of Labour calls upon workers across the province to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in your workplace, or support…

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OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2015

May 15, 2015

OFL STATEMENT May 17, 2015 Standing Up and Speaking Out as Proud Allies: OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2015 Around the world, May 17 is recognized as a day of action, awareness and affirmation of the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified and Queer-identified (LGBTQ) people. On…

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OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 8, 2015

April 7, 2015

OFL STATEMENT April 8, 2015 None Can Stay Silent in the Face of Bullying OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 8, 2015 Today the Ontario Federation of Labour calls upon workers across the province to celebrate diversity by wearing a pink shirt and by organizing activities in your workplace, or…

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Bullying Only Thrives When We are Silent: Anti-Bullying Day – April 9, 2014

April 8, 2014

OFL STATEMENT April 8, 2014 Bullying Only Thrives When We are Silent: OFL Statement on the Day of Pink, Anti-Bullying Day – April 9, 2014 Bullying, and its traumatic consequences, remains a daily concern in the lives of too many people. The impact is often most targeted and most severe for LGBTQ youth (Lesbian, Gay,…

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Hate Must Be Challenged Every Day and in Every Way: OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – May 17, 2013

May 17, 2013

OFL STATEMENT May 15, 2013 Hate Must Be Challenged Every Day and in Every Way OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2013 For the second year in a row, Ontario’s LGBTQ community and its allies are celebrating historic victories for the rights and protections of transgender people as part…

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Honouring Lost Lives, Seeking Justice for the Living: OFL Statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2012

November 19, 2012

OFL STATEMENT November 20,2012 Honouring Lost Lives, Seeking Justice for the Living: OFL Statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2012 Since 1999, November 20 has been recognized as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day to reflect on the lives of transgendered people who have been killed due to…

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Fighting for LGBT Rights Wins Gains and Inspires Hope! OFL Statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 17, 2012

May 16, 2012

As the global community recognizes May 17 as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Ontario LGBT community is making gains in human rights and protections, one legislative step at a time. After its fourth introduction before the Ontario Legislature, Bill 33, the Right to be Free from Discrimination and Harassment Because of Gender Identity or Gender Expression Act, 2012, has finally been passed through Second Reading. The bill, commonly known as “Toby’s Act,” was debated and voted on for the first time ever in the Ontario Legislature, and has now been referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy.

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