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Canada: Quebec launches first awareness campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia

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  1. Québec is pretty much the very last place on this planet where this sort of campaign requires government intervention.

    The provincial government in power at this time is looking for things to distract the population from its own broken promises and proposed draconian changes to existing language laws.

    Québec has ALWAYS been a very tolerant society. LGBT rights were enshrined in its provincial charter of rights in 1977… this is 8 years before the equivalent clause appeared in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  2. Denis LeBlanc in Ottawa 8 Mar 2013, 3:12pm

    On the last paragraph, see the interesting link to: http://www.nohomophobes.com/#!/today/ It’s a real-time tracker of homophobic tweets started in July 2012 and run by The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta. This tool can be used to justify anti-homophobia campaigns anywhere.

  3. It’s really nice that it’s an image of middle-aged guys kissing.
    More of that all round, please!

  4. Wait, how does this tackle transphobia as the title says?

  5. I don’t remember the last time I felt so proud of my provincial government. Usually I’m the first one to complain about big government, as anyone visiting my site might notice: http://technology4democracy.com/

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