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Transcript of Gay Rights
Quebec became the first province in Canada to include in its provincial charter of human rights and freedoms to pass a gay civil rights law. December 21, 1968 May 14, 1969
Canada decriminalizes homosexual acts In 1976
Riots broke out due to police cracking down gay bars in Montreal's Stanley Street gay village. In December, 1977
Quebec becomes the 2nd jurisdiction in the world, behind only Denmark, to pass a law banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. In June, 1985
When programs to combat anti-gay discrimination and violence occurred. On February 29, 1988
Svend Robinson becomes Canada's first openly gay elected Member of Parliament On May 10, 2002
In Marc Hall, a judge orders the Durham Catholic School District to allow Marc, an openly gay student, to bring a same-sex date to the high school prom. Harvey Milk Derived from the French word "gai" Only in the 20th century was when "gay" was refereed to homosexuals "All men are created equal. No matter how hard you try, you cannot chip those words off the Statue of Liberty and no matter how hard you try, you cannot sing the star spangled banner without those words. That's what America is. Love it or leave it."
-Harvey Milk Justice Minister Pierre Trudeau Back In Time July 20, 2005 Why are our Gay Rights significant? Even though Canada has Gay Rights... Are we entirely equal? Discrimination
Bullying within schools/work place
Intolerance within households
Heterosexism within the media Supportive Organizations LGBT Orientated Youth Groups - Mosaic (Calgary, Alberta)
It Get's Better - YouTube videos
GSA (Gay/Straight Alliances) in schools
LGBT Summer Camps - Firefly (Calgary AB, Edmonton AB, and Regina, SK)
GALE (Gay And Lesbian Educators) Bibliography Kim's Uncles - Rob McCormack and Cody Rothery, Calgary AB, personal conversations
Kim's friend Elise Hessel, Calgary AB, personal conversations
Mosaic - Miscellaneous Youth Network http://www.facebook.com/groups/12070425092/
"The Times of Harvey Milk" - Gus Van Sant
"Boys Don't Cry" - Kimberly Peirce Hate crimes