On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, PSAC commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also honour those who continue to face violence and discrimination as they work for more just and inclusive communities.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) 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.
“PSAC welcomes this groundbreaking document and we hope to see a government-wide policy soon,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
We are devastated by the horrendous attack that took place in Orlando over the weekend, targeting primarily queer and trans people of colour who were celebrating Pride. PSAC stands in solidarity with GLBT communities and pledges to honour the memories of 49 people who were killed by continuing to stand up against homophobia, transphobia, racism and Islamophobia.
PSAC is committed to advancing the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Canada.
June 20 to 29, 2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Commemorating Stonewall and other historic achievements in the struggle for GLBT rights, PSAC members are organizing and participating in Pride celebrations and events across the country. This year, several PSAC members are also attending WorldPride 2014 and the WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto.
May 17, or the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia—as it is widely recognised—is an essential feature in the international LGBT rights calendar. In the 9th edition, in 2013, commemorations took place in almost 120 countries, in all world regions.
Dear PSAC members in BC,The World Pride Human Rights Conference is being held from June 25-27, 2014 in Toronto, in conjunction with the World Pride Celebrations, also taking place in the city. PSAC is sending a delegation to the Conference, including members from BC, who will be fully funded to represent PSAC’s GLBT community.