Everyone in Canada has the right to be treated equally. But there was a time in Canada when there was nothing a person could do if they were discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. Joshua Birch experienced this first hand.
Trudeau took pictures and shook hands with patrons at the Fountainhead Pub — effectively becoming the first sitting Canadian prime minister to visit a gay bar. Vancouver is gearing up for Pride weekend right now, but the spirit of pride and inclusivity is strong here all year long! Thanks to the folks at fountainheadVAN for the warm welcome today.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. OTTAWA—The Defence Department says a painstaking review of dusty personnel files in the national archives may be needed to determine how many people were forced out of the military for being gay or lesbian. The Trudeau government has signalled its intention to apologize to former military members, hoping to make amends to those who endured federal discrimination over the decades due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made history on Monday by stopping at a gay bar in Vancouver to mark the beginning of the city's Pride week. Trudeau took pictures and shook hands with patrons at the Fountainhead Pub — effectively becoming the first sitting Canadian prime minister to visit a gay bar. Inhe became the first sitting prime minister to march in Toronto's Pride Paradethe largest gay pride celebration in the country. And a year later, Trudeau publicly apologized to gay Canadians who were fired from their jobs and the military during the Cold War.
Several claimants were still so mistrustful of the government after being investigated or fired for their sexual orientation that they worried the compensation process was an elaborate ruse to elicit information that would be used to punish them again, said Doug Elliott, who had to coax eligible people to sign on. Some have already received their cheques. The settlement was a cornerstone of a sweeping federal apology delivered in November for decades of discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.
Public Opinion History Homosexual activity in Canada? Current status since May 14, Canada decriminalizes homosexuality with the introduction of the Criminal Law Amendment Act,
Canada's prime minister has formally apologized to thousands of members of the military who were fired from their jobs decades ago during what has become known as the "gay purge. Canada's LGBT community got an apology yesterday. It was still illegal for gays and lesbians to serve in uniform, and she was outed by government investigators.
Laperle underwent surveillance, interrogation and was institutionalized because of her sexual orientation in the Canadian Forces in the s. She has been diagnosed with PTSD, determined to have been caused by what happened to her in the army. This is her story, as told to reporter Verity Stevenson.
But credit for significant gains made over the past half century, the protesters argue, belongs to the lesbian, bisexual, trans, and gay people on the ground whose long and hard public campaigns for equality and justice began in late s and are ongoing to this day. This vision emerged at the end of the s, at the same moment Pierre Elliot Trudeau declared :. As the omnibus bill wended its way through Parliament, a new kind of gay activism was taking shape in the English-speaking world.