LGBTQ2+

PSAC is committed to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of union members from lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender and transsexual communities

May 17, 2018
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17th), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) joins in solidarity with LGBTQ2+ workers in the growing movement to eradicate discrimination. The fight for LGBTQ2+ rights is far from over Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and two-spirit people continue to face discrimination and harassment at work and in their daily lives:
February 15, 2018
PSAC recently participated in a Statistics Canada consultation on the census and called on the government to include questions about LGBTQ2 people in Census 2021. “It is very important that the 2021 Census include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “The census needs to reflect the diversity in Canada. Given that this government has said they are committed to diversity and inclusion, this should be a priority for them.”
December 19, 2017
Public Service Alliance of Canada passed a resolution at our 2015 National Convention to lobby governments to rescind the blood, bone marrow and organ donation ban.
December 19, 2017
15 December 2017 The Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor Minister of Health 70 Colombine Driveway Tunney's Pasture K1A 0K9 Dear Minister Taylor: RE: Blood donation ban for gay men I am writing today to urge you to end the ban on blood, organ and bone marrow donations from men who have sex with men.
December 12, 2017
The Joint Union/Management TBS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released its final report. The Task Force had a one-year mandate to define, establish the case, and make recommendations towards a framework and action plan to improve  diversity and inclusion in Canada’s public service. Diversity and inclusion, along with strong employment equity initiatives, are critical to removing systemic barriers and having a workplace that is respectful and free of discrimination and harassment.
August 25, 2017
Public Services and Procurement Canada has introduced a new guide to support trans employees. The new guidelines, which were developed in consultation with PSAC and other unions, are the first of their kind in the federal government.
July 26, 2017
9.What’s in a name? Words have been used to shame us and to marginalize us. And words are now used to reclaim our experiences, and make our reality visible. Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, Two-Spirited, intersex:  this workshop will explore how participants identify and why. Different generations have claimed different names: together we will explore our shared history and discuss our common ground. Handouts
June 19, 2017
This progress update outlines the Task Force’s key observations that will shape a framework and action plan to address the Task Force’s work before it issues its final report in fall 2017.
June 15, 2017
PSAC celebrates the news that the Senate has finally adopted Bill C-16, which will enshrine trans rights into Canadian law. Bill C-16 finally passed the Senate on June 15, after passing the House of Commons in October 2016. “This represents a huge step forward in defense of trans peoples’ right to work in an environment where they are respected and protected against prejudice and hate,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
May 30, 2017
PSAC is committed to advancing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada. PSAC fights for human rights Unions have been powerful forces for equality and justice in the workplace, and have made significant gains for GLBT workers in Canada.

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