Canada’s leaders share messages on Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

“It’s up to each and every one of us to make sure everyone can live freely and openly, regardless of who they love or how they identify.”

Today, May 17, is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The annual observance, which has been marked since 2005 — now in over 130 countries around the world — raises awareness about LGBTQ2 rights and rights violations.

Canadian leaders and politicians have taken the opportunity to share positive messages of solidarity with the LGBTQ2 community, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shares message of solidarity with LGBTQ2 community

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante also commented on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia:

On this May 17, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, I send all my support to the LGBTQIA2 + community. Let’s celebrate together sexual and gender diversity, which enriches our society. There is no room for intolerance here.

—Valérie Plante

Here’s the message from Quebec Premier François Legault:

On this International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, let’s celebrate diversity and continue to stick together to make our society even more open and colourful!

—Quebec Premier François Legault

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