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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia Recognized in Newfoundland and Labrador

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2023109 Views

May 17, 2023

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is standing up to hate and promoting acceptance and inclusivity today on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

This day is recognized around the world to draw attention to the unacceptable persecution, discrimination and violence experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and all those with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics.

The Provincial Government is committed to working collaboratively with the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community to ensure Newfoundland and Labrador is a safe, accessible and inclusive place for all people throughout our province.

The Office of Women and Gender Equality has been actively consulting with community stakeholders, including 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations, to craft a provincially tailored violence prevention plan guided by the recently announced ten-year National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence. This action plan will build on existing approaches and strategies to prevent and address gender-based violence in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Through Budget 2023, the Office of Women and Gender Equality has allocated over $3.3 million to support equity-seeking and violence prevention organizations and initiatives throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

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“The growing diversity of Newfoundland and Labrador and the vibrant 2SLGBTQQIA+ community in our province is something to celebrate. Today and every day, our Provincial Government will promote kindness, respect and dignity for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.”

Honourable Pam Parsons
Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality

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