International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia: Join Rainbow Week of Action

May 15, 2024
PSAC member with pride flag

PSAC encourages members to take part in the Rainbow Week of Action this week to add our voices to address rising hate and advance equality for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Canada, in recognition of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia on May 17.

Launched by Momentum Canada, in partnership with Fierté Canada Pride and the Enchanté Network, Rainbow Week of Action takes place from May 11-17 and brings together advocates and allies from across the country to speak up for an equal and socially just Canada, where everyone feels safe to be their true selves.

With more than 50 events planned across the country including rallies in Ottawa, Toronto, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Fredericton and more, Rainbow Week of Action encourages 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and allies to unite our voices and call on governments and decision-makers to advance equality and address rising anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate in Canada.

Three conservative-governed provinces, and the federal Conservatives, are increasingly restricting, or proposing to restrict, the rights and freedoms of queer and trans people.

Canada’s labour movement has always been at the forefront of the fight to protect the rights of 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and we must continue to use our collective power to fight rising hate and defend the human rights of all Canadians.

Take Action 

As part of the Rainbow Week of Action, all members can:

  • Participate in one of the many rallies organized across Canada
  • Send a letter to your Member of Parliament
  • Amplify the Rainbow Week of Action in your community

Visit Rainbow Week of Action for more information.

This article was first posted on the PSAC website.

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