Canada’s prime minister apologized to LGBTQ2 community

On 28 November 2017, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau apologized for historical injustices against Canada’s LGBTQ2 community. During the Cold War, hundreds of gay men and women were fired from their government jobs and the military. Trudeau gave his address in Parliament and stated: “Today, we finally talk about Canada’s role in the systemic oppression, criminalization, and violence against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit communities.” According to the speech, those that suffered systematic discrimination will receive reparations and a bill is being proposed in parliament for their criminal record – many were charged with crimes for their sexuality – to be expunged. “We are all worthy of love, and deserving of respect. And whether you discover your truth at 6, at 16 or at 60, who you are is valid.”

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