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2022 Important LGBTQ2 Dates

                   2022 Important Dates

February  20th – 26th Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
March: Bisexual Health Awareness Month
March 1st Zero Discrimination Day
March 31st International Transgender Day of Visibility
April 6th International Asexuality Day  
April 26th – May 2nd International Lesbian Visibility Week
May 17th International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia and Transphobia (IDOHBT)
May 19th Agender Pride Day
May 22nd Harvey Milk Day
May 24th Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness & Visibility Day
June: Pride Month
June 5th

HIV Longtime Survivor’s Awareness Day

June 28th Stonewall Riots Anniversary
July 6th Omnisexual Visibility Day
July 11th – 17th  Non Binary Awareness Week
July 14th International Non-Binary Day
July 16th International Drag Day

 

 

August 14th Gay Uncle Day
September 16th – 22nd Bisexual Awareness Week
September 23rd Bisexual Visibility Day
October 2SLGBTQ+ History Month
October 11th National Coming Out Day
October 19th International Pronoun Day
October 21st Spirit Day
October 23rd – 29th Asexual Awareness Week
October 26th Intersex Awareness Day
November Trans Awareness Month
November 6th Transgender Parent Day
November 8th Intersex Day of Solidarity
November 13th – 19th Trans Awareness Week
November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance
December 1st World Aids Day
December 8th  Pansexual Pride Day
December 10th Human Rights Day
December 

  Ongoing They and Us. Podcast (CBC) 6 episodes 

 (1) Pronouns in a Pandemic. (2) What kind of man do you want to be? (3) Riot For Your Rights. (4) Raven Transforms.

 (5) Transitioning isn’t fun. (6) Family Ties. July,2020,

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts/424-they-us

LGBTQ&A Jeffrey Masters / The Advocate/ Podcasts   

Weekly interviews with the most interesting LGBTQ+ people in the world. Ongoing.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lgbtq-a/id1151561226

University of Victoria (B.C)., Transgender Archives, Ongoing                                                                                                                                     

We believe that the history of pioneering trans, nonbinary, Two-spirit, and other gender-diverse activists and the work they have done on behalf of their communities must be preserved. The Transgender Archives is actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations that have worked for the betterment of trans, nonbinary, Two-spirit, and other gender-diverse people. The Largest Collection of Transgender Archives in the World.

https://www.uvic.ca/transgenderarchives/index.php

Jan. 2022 B.C. says gender on ID cards can now be changed without Doctors confirmation.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8512822/bc-change-gender-id-cards/

 

Dec. 2021 LGBTQ Advocates Hail Canada’s Ban of Conversion Therapy

https://www.voanews.com/a/lgbtq-advocates-hail-canada-s-ban-of-conversion-therapy-/6352550.html

Dec. 2021 Legislation to ban conversion practices tabled in B.C. Legislature

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/legislation-to-ban-conversion-practices-tabled-in-bc-legislature-1.6229027

Oct. 2021 Joint Letter of Agreement with the World and United States Professional Associations of Transgender Health-Must Read

https://www.wpath.org/policies

 

Sept. 2021 Can a trans man find happiness in Labrador? I’m about to find out Social Sharing

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mason-woodward-first-person-1.6185221

 

Oct. 2021 LGBTQ Secretariat                                                                                                                                                                                                  Information and resources related to the Government of Canada’s work to improve equality for LGBTQ2 communities through the promotion of human rights and the development of inclusive federal policies, programs and laws.

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/free-to-be-me.html

Oct. 2021 Travel and sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sexual characteristics.                                                  Foreign laws and customs related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) can be very different from those in Canada. As a result, you could face certain barriers and risks when you travel outside Canada. Research and prepare for your trip in advance to help your travels go smoothly.

https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/lgbt-travel

Sept. 2021 B.C.’s Transgender Community speaking out after ‘deadnames’ appear on Vaccination cards.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8182017/transgender-name-vaccine-card-passport-deadnames

June 2021 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

https://www.ourcommons.ca/members/en/votes/43/2/175?view=province-territory

Check out How our B.C. MPs voted, 27 Yeas, 12 Nays, Ask your MP why they voted No. and Remember at the next election.

April 2021 Cloverdale-Langley City MP draws criticism over conversion therapy debate comments

https://www.cloverdalereporter.com/news/cloverdale-langley-city-mp-draws-criticism-over-conversion-therapy-debate-comments/

March 2021 Vatican says no to Same Sex Marriages

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/vatican-catholic-church-excludes-same-sex-blessing-1.5949853

Jan. 2021 Mission High School LGBTQ Bullying Incident

https://globalnews.ca/news/7583841/teen-arrested-school-violence-mission-bullying/

https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/vancouver-news/massive-crowd-turns-up-for-car-rally-to-support-bc-teen-who-was-attacked-on-video-3271745

Oct. 2020 Bill to ban LGBTQ2 conversion therapy re-opens Conservative Party split

https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/10/29/bill-to-ban-lgbtq2-conversion-therapy-re-opens-conservative-party-split/

July 2020 Sher founder says more needs to be done

https://www.delta-optimist.com/local-news/sher-founder-says-more-needs-to-be-done-3125640

Dec. 2019 A tale of two Mounties: Surrey RCMP officer writes about LGBT purge

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/a-tale-of-two-mounties-surrey-rcmp-officer-writes-about-lgbt-purge-1.4730787

June 2019 To mark the 50th anniversary of Bill C-150—which amended Canada’s Criminal Code and represented a significant step forward for gay rights—Maclean’s looks back on five historic images from the past five decades, each of which highlights a key moment for the LGBQ community. (You may note a ‘T’ is missing from that familiar acronym. While the 1969 relaxing of prohibitions included expressions of sexuality, it didn’t extend to gender identity, and did little to improve issues faced by trans people.

https://www.macleans.ca/marching-brave-lgbq-rights-canada/

June 2019 Aldergrove House, Pride Flag Controversy

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/why-a-b-c-bylaw-officer-took-down-a-pride-flag-on-private-property-1.4470769

https://globalnews.ca/news/5421301/langley-pride-flag-stolen-again/

June 2019 B.C. Church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

https://www.abbynews.com/news/b-c-churchs-pride-flag-defaced-for-second-time-in-12-days/

June 2019 Surrey to get its own chapter of group created for friends, family of LGBTQ people

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/surrey-pflag-chapter-1.5194942

June 2019 Pride society files human rights complaint after Catholic parish refuses to rent venue https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/pride-society-discrimination-1.5161427

June 2017 Being LGBTQ is a choice, say parents who packed Langley school board meeting.

https://www.cloverdalereporter.com/news/being-lgbtq-is-a-choice-say-parents-who-packed-langley-school-board-meeting/

Sept. 2016 How Vancouver is leading the way for trans youth

https://www.vanmag.com/how-vancouver-is-leading-the-way-for-trans-youth

 

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