Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quebec Will Be a Global Leader in Fight Against Homophobia - BY MICHAEL A. JONES

The Canadian province of Quebec is set to announce a wide-reaching series of measures to fight anti-LGBT discrimination, becoming the first Canadian province to officially adopt policies geared toward rooting out homophobia. Quebec's Justice Minister, Kathleen Weil, is set to announce the sweeping policies tomorrow.

This past May, Weil made the announcement that Quebec would be instituting province-wide policies to fight homophobia. It was an announcement made on the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Tomorrow, one day after another worldwide day of action -- International Human Rights Day -- Weil will announce how Quebec will become a leader in the fight for equal rights for LGBT people. Photo -> Map - enlarge Flag

The plan is expected to play off of recommendations made in 2007 by Quebec's human rights commission, where they noted that anti-LGBT discrimination tends to be particularly harsh for young people. The plan is also expected to focus on Quebec's immigrant population. Read complete article & more - BY MICHAEL A. JONES

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