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2021 Important LGBTQ2 Dates

February: The week following Valentine’s Day Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week
March 31st International Transgender Day of Visibility
April 26th Lesbian Visibility Day
May 17th International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia (IDAHOT)
May 24th Pansexual Visibility
June Pride Month
July 14th International Non-Binary People’s Day
September 23rd Celebrate Bisexual Day
October LGBT History Month
October 8th International Lesbian Day
October 11th​  National Coming Out Day
3rd Wednesday in October International Pronouns Day
3rd Thursday in October Spirit Day (Anti-Bullying)
October 24th- 30th Asexual Awareness Week
1st Sunday in November Trans Parent Day
2nd Week of November  Transgender Awareness Week
November 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance
December 8th  Pansexual Pride Day

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

https://www.wpath.org/policies

 

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

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

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,                                                                                                                                                                                    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

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

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

January 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

October 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

December 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/

September 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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