Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)

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Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression

Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) people are protected from discrimination and harassment because of gender identity and gender expression in employment, housing, facilities and services, contracts, and membership in unions...

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Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit

This toolkit produced by the 519 Legal Clinic is part of an education program aimed at challenging transphobia and fostering environments that are inclusive of gender identity and gender expression.

People who identify as trans often...

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Activists urge shutdown of Ontario sex-ed curriculum in legal challenge

A civil liberties group, a teachers union and a queer mother asked a court Wednesday to shut down Ontario’' new sex-education curriculum, in a legal challenge with no direct precedent in Canada.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, joined...

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The 519 Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic is a service of The 519 Community Centre in Toronto Ontario and provides drop-in legal services for up to 8 people every Thursday night. Participants are asked to arrive at The 519 between 6:00 and...

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The 519

From The 519 website: "Since 1975, The 519 has worked for inclusion, acceptance, and awareness of LGBTQ2S rights in Toronto and beyond. We are a City of Toronto agency, and a registered charity, with a unique approach to...

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Ontario PC Party passes resolution to not recognize gender identity

The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party passed a resolution to not recognize gender identity this weekend.

The resolution calls on the party to recognize gender identity for what it allegedly is — a "highly controversial, liberal ideology."...

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New U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade pact promises to strengthen LGBTQ rights

Information from Politico: President Donald Trump's new North American trade agreement could benefit an unexpected group: the LGBTQ community.

Buried in the mammoth agreement is a requirement that the U.S., Canada and Mexico...

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Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women

Ontario's Progressive Conservative government has pulled the plug on an expert panel to end violence against women that was established under the Liberals to provide strategic advice on policies.

Community and Social Services Minister Lisa...

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October 22-26: Social Justice Week at Ryerson

Information from Ryerson University: The 8th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University highlights the inspiring, and often under-appreciated, efforts of grassroots organizations and community members currently involved in...

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Ontario Tories withholding funding for LGBTQ legal clinic amid spending review

The creation of Canada's first LGBTQ community legal clinic — the funding for which was announced in March by the previous provincial government — is being held up by the Progressive Conservatives, as the new government conducts a review of funding...

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