Pink Triangle Day 2019

Today, we embrace love’s diversity in celebrating LGBTQI2S+ people, families, and communities. We recognize their resilience in the face of murderous acts of violence perpetrated by Bruce McArthur. We reaffirm our solidarity in their struggle against the oppression of the Ford PC government and wider societal homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. In Nazi Germany, thousands of…

No room for complacency when it comes to PRIDE

  While we have made much progress in the fight against homophobia and transphobia, the uprising of right-wing protesters at many of this year’s Ontario PRIDE events, shows just how vital PRIDE remains. Brandishing signs that state, “Hell awaits you” and “Turn or burn”, anti-LGBTQ protesters have been turning up at events, with some, screaming…

Building Bridges Building Power - Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference

Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017, Committee Election Results

The following delegates from the Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017 were elected to the respective committees for a two year term: Aboriginal Council Dawn Bellerose, Local 1880 Larry Giffin, Local 3798 Miaco Kuzyk-Hildebrand, Local 4207 Racial Justice Yetti Atilola, Local 1750 Joy Davis, Local 4400 Michael Gordon, Local 1483 Rebecca Jegeshar, Local 79…

Pride action by Black Lives Matter important for LGBTQ+ communities: Fred Hahn

TORONTO, July 4, 2016 – Yesterday’s action by Black Lives Matter was important for the LGBTQ+ communities, says CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, one of Canada’s few openly gay union leaders and long-time resident of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood. “Pride was born out of the police persecution of Toronto’s gay community,” said Hahn. “We…

2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day dedicated to remembering all those who have died as a result of violence and discrimination against transgender people. It’s a day CUPE Ontario is proud to support, a day that has been observed for 17 years. This year, though, it’s also encouraging to see how…