Queering the agenda...

Queering the agenda...

There is much that queer communities have on the agenda for government to address. We have all been patient. I think the time is over for this.

See the list from EGALE Canada. This is only the beginning in my opinion. This is the easy stuff...

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Egale Canada’s Top 10 Priorities for a Coalition Government

1 Amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to explicitly add “gender identity and gender expression” to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination?

2 Add “gender identity and gender expression” as protected categories under the hate provisions of the Criminal Code?

3 Reinstate the Court Challenges Program?

4 Lift the reproductive restrictions which prohibit women without a male sexual partner from seeking accessible fertility services to use known sperm donors, including gay men?

5 Lift the ban which prohibits men who have sex with men from donating blood, organs, sperm, and bone marrow?

6 A review of Immigration Refugee Board (IRB) guidelines when making decisions based on sexual orientation, expression and gender identity.

7 Support the Yogyakarta Principles, a set of principles on the application of international human rights law in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity?

8 Adopt official foreign policies and programs to support human rights of LGBT people in other countries.

9 Provide information and training on Canadian LGBT rights to every Canadian embassy, high commission and other diplomatic post around the world.

10 Canada to take a leadership role in advancing LGBT human rights on the international stage.


HeatherK said...

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Rick Barnes said...

Awesome HK, like always you are in tune!