A proud
record of
Fighting Together
for LGBTQ2 Rights

1967

“There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” – Pierre Elliott Trudeau

1969

Homosexuality is decriminalized across Canada.

1982

The Canadian charter of rights and freedoms is enacted, protecting all Canadians from discrimination.

1996

Sexual orientation is explicitly added to the Canadian Human Rights Act as prohibited grounds of discrimination.

2005

Equal marriage bill passed by Parliament and becomes law from coast to coast to coast.

“With dialogue and with understanding, we will move forward together. But we can’t do it alone. The changing of hearts and minds is a collective effort. We need to work together, to make the crucial progress that LGBTQ2 Canadians deserve.”Justin TrudeauLeader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Real Progress for a more inclusive Canada

and there’s much more to do

2016

  • Federal legislation introduced to protect trans* rights and prevent discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.
  • Justin Trudeau becomes the first Canadian Prime Minister to march in a Pride Parade.
  • Justin Trudeau and MPs raised the Pride Flag on Parliament Hill for the first time.

2017

  • Justin Trudeau makes a formal apology on behalf of the Government of Canada to LGBTQ2 Canadians who have been wronged by federal legislation, policies, and practices.
  • The Liberal government passes legislation to permanently destroy records of convictions involving consensual sexual activity with same-sex partners that would be lawful if it occured today.

2019

  • The Liberal government invests an unprecedented $20 million for LGBTQ2 community service organizations.