2010 Press Releases
CALL TO ACTION: DECEMBER 20 U.N. VOTE ON PROTECTING LGBT PEOPLE FROM EXTRAJUDICIAL EXECUTIONS
December 15, 2010
This Monday, December 20, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on whether to include protection for LGBT people in a crucial resolution on extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings.
Update on Bill C-389, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression)
December 14, 2010
Bill C-389 passed report stage on December 8 with 143 votes in favour and 131 against. As such, it will now move on for debate and third reading in late February or early March.
Human Rights Day 2010
December 10, 2010
The theme for Human Rights Day 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. With this in mind, we turn our thoughts not only to the pressing issues abroad, but also to the situation here in Canada.
Call to Action on Bill C-389: Trans Rights Bill
December 6, 2010
Egale asks all Canadians to stand in solidarity with trans communities throughout the country by sending your messages of support to MP Siksay and other members of the committee who voted in favour of Bill C-389.
World AIDS Day 2010
December 1, 2010
On World AIDS Day 2010, a renewed commitment to HIV/AIDS education and to aggressively combating the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS must command our attention.
Open letter to Minister Toews
November 30, 2010
Egale Canada's open letter to Minister Toews regarding SRS funding for federal inmates.
Trans Travel Tips for Thanksgiving Weekend
November 25, 2010
Be sure to check out Egale Canada's Trans Travel Tips and make sure you know your rights before travelling this Thanksgiving weekend.
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Open letter to Minister Cannon
November 25, 2010
Read Egale's letter to Minister Cannon regarding the U.N.'s vote to remove a reference to sexual orientation from an anti-execution declaration
Trans Day of Remembrance
November 19, 2010
On November 20th, people in more than 140 cities around the world will honour the memories of those trans individuals who have died as a result of violence and assault based on fear or hatred of gender openness and trans identities.
Tell Defence Minister Peter MacKay it's time for justice for LGBTQ Veterans
November 9, 2010
Sign below to contact Peter MacKay, Minister of Defence, and tell him to restore the dignity, morale, and benefits of veterans who honourably served our country...
President & CEO of TD Bank Financial Group to be Honoured for Leadership as an Ally of Canada's Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans Community
September 14, 2010
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (ECHRT), Canada's National LGBT Human Rights Charity to present leadership award to Ed Clark for his transformational leadership of TD at September 24
Canadian AIDS Society, Canadian Federation of Students and Egale Canada Critical of Court Ruling with Respect to Blood Donation
September 9, 2010
Today, The Honourable Madam Justice C. Aitken issued her ruling on the Freeman v Canadian Blood Services (CBS) and Attorney General of Canada case.
Egale Is Moving to a New Home
August 31, 2010
Egale Canada is moving into a bigger space at 185 Carlton Street in Toronto.
Egale Canada's High School Confidential Gala
August 25, 2010
Please join us for Egale's High School Confidential Gala on September 24th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, featuring legendary Canadian singer, Carole Pope of Rough Trade.
Annual Report Published
June 21, 2010
Read Egale Canada's Annual Report for 2009-2010
Egale Canada Announces New Board of Directors
May 31, 2010
The Board of Directors for Egale Canada is comprised of 14 directors, two people of different genders from each of six regions in Canada and two trans members at large.
MyGSA.ca: Egale Canada's national safer schools and inclusive education website for LGBTQ youth and educators
May 20, 2010
Thanks to Brian Burke, Deb Pierce and everyone who helped Egale Canada to mark the launch of MyGSA.ca at the Sutton Place royal ballroom on Monday
YOUR TAX DOLLARS FUND HOMOPHOBIC SCHOOLS: An Education Denied
May 3, 2010
When music teacher Lisa Reimer was dismissed from her position last week at Little Flower Academy, a Catholic school for girls in Vancouver, the public was again reminded about the alarmingly common presence of homophobia within Canadian schools.
Egale Canada's Launch of MyGSA.ca
April 30, 2010
Join us for breakfast on Monday, May 17th as we launch Egale's website for youth and educators MyGSA.ca and also mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Guest Speaker: Brian Burke, General Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs.
Closeting the Curriculum
April 23, 2010
Premier McGuinty’s retraction of the new and improved Health and Physical Education curriculum means that kids of all ages won’t be learning about matters related to sexual orientation in Ontario classrooms until Grade 8.
Egale Canada's Comments on proposed DSM V
April 21, 2010
As part of our mandate to advocate in the interest of members of Canada's diverse LGBT communities Egale Canada has prepared a list of comments regarding the proposed revisions in the draft text of the DSM V.
Just another Day of Silence at the Vatican
April 16, 2010
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone’s recent statement linking pedophilia to homosexuality is yet another example of the Vatican’s crude attempt to avoid dealing earnestly with serious cases of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
WHERE ARE THE PROTECTIONS FOR LGBTQ REFUGEE CLAIMANTS?
April 1, 2010
Minister Kenney’s recent proposal to introduce a two-tiered refugee claims process provides no guarantees or safeguards to protect LGBTQ applicants who face persecution in their countries of origin.
In the News: Omission of LGBTQ content from Canada's citizenship study guide
March 8, 2010
Egale Canada Executive Director Helen Kennedy talks about the omission of LGBTQ content from Canada's Citizenship and Immigration citizenship study guide with Jim Brown on CBC's The Current.
Press Release: Queering Black History Month 2010
January 10, 2010
Toronto: Recipients of the 2010 Queering Black History Month were announced today by Egale Canada.