International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia: May 17, 2011
May 11, 2011, 4:30 PM EST
The following are excerpts from a CAW Statement to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, 2011:
"On May 17th, the Canadian Auto Workers Union stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities and affirms our ongoing commitment to fight against homophobia and transphobia.
We have made many gains socially and legally. Important protections against discrimination in human rights law as well as legal recognition of same sex couples and equal marriage are major victories in Canada. The CAW is proud of our contribution to the progress we have made on LGBTQ issues in Canada.
Despite these important victories, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer members of our communities still face the reality of homophobia and transphobia in their daily lives.
.On May 17 the Canadian Auto Workers Union will firmly challenge homophobia and transphobia. Now and throughout the year, we must work together in solidarity against all forms of discrimination because we understand that an injury to one is an injury to all."
To read the complete CAW statement go to http://www.caw.ca/en/10262.htm