OTTAWA, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to equality and respect for all Canadians. Today, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues, M.P. Randy Boissonnault, issued the following statement:
"June marks the beginning of Pride season across the country, where we celebrate all those who seek to be who they truly are, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. It is also a time of year where we recognize the many barriers Canadians from these communities have overcome, and the challenges they continue to face.
Throughout the coming months, I will join Canadians in these celebrations and, as the month of June is National Aboriginal History Month, I want to extend special recognition of two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and transgender members of Canada's Indigenous communities.
The Government of Canada takes seriously the responsibility to challenge stigma, violence, and prejudices wherever they occur and I remain personally committed to advance and protect our communities' rights and address historical injustices they have endured.
Canadians recognize that diversity and inclusion make our country stronger, no matter whom each of us loves or how we identify."
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SOURCE Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTQ2 issues
For further information: (media only): Andrew Korenic, Assistant, Office of the Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues, 613-992-4524; Media Relations: Privy Council Office, 613-957-5420