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The fight against homophobia

In 2008, the Minister of Justice was given responsibility by the Québec government for the fight against homophobia.

The aim of the government, working with many different partners, is to ensure full recognition of the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and transsexuals in Québec society.

Although Québec has passed legislation to recognize the legal equality of sexual minority members, they have yet to achieve full social acceptance.

   
 

The Québec government grants supplementary financial assistance totalling $465,000 to LGBT community organizations

On November 8, 2013, the Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the fight against homophobia, Bertrand St-Arnaud, announced that supplementary financial assistance totalling $465,000 had been granted to 23 community organizations defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, or providing them with support.

The amount is in addition to the amounts previously allocated by the Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

   
 

The Minister of Justice presents the results of the awareness-raising campaign against homophobia

Rapport - Évaluation de la campagne de sensibilisation pour lutter contre l'homophobie.

On November 7, 2013, the Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the fight against homophobia, Bertrand St-Arnaud, released the results of the broad-based media campaign to raise awareness about homophobia, launched by the Québec government in March.

   
 

Fight against Homophobia program – the Minister of Justice officially calls for projects for 2013-2014

Information guide.


The Fight against Homophobia financial assistance program under the Government Action Plan against Homophobia 2011-2016 provides support for community projects.

The application form for financial assistance and all required documents must be submitted by December 13, 2013*.

* For further informations, please contact Mr. Roger Noël at
514 490-2383, ext. 53752, or by Email: roger.noel@justice.gouv.qc.ca



     
 

Open. Are you...really? Fighthomophobia.gouv.qc.ca.First awareness-raising campaign to fight against homophobia

On March 3, 2013, Bertrand St-Arnaud, Minister of Justice and minister responsible for the fight against homophobia, launched the first awareness-raising campaign to combat homophobia.

Two TV commercials in French, as well as one radio commercial in English, encourage viewers to ask themselves whether they really are open to sexual diversity. To complement these commercials, a website gives visitors an opportunity to react to various situations, assess their own attitudes, learn more about various aspects of homophobia and discover the resources available.

   
 

The Québec government grants $430,000 in complementary financial assistance to LGBT community organizations

On April 2, 2013, Bernard St-Arnaud, Minister of Justice and minister responsible for the fight against homophobia, speaking on behalf of the Québec government, announced $430,000 in complementary financial assistance for community organizations working to help gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals. This is in addition to the amount previously allocated by the Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

See the press release (in French) Icône indiquant que l'utilisateur sera conduit à un autre site.

   
 

Fight against Homophobia Program - The Minister of Justice announces $166,825 in financial assistance to 11 organizations

On March 28, 2013, the Minister of Justice and minister responsible for the fight against homophobia, Bertrand St-Arnaud, has announced the award of $166,825 in financial assistance to help 11 organizations implement projects to promote the wellbeing of sexual minority members, especially young people, seniors, Aboriginals, transsexuals and transgenders.

See the press release (in French) Icône indiquant que l'utilisateur sera conduit à un autre site.

   
 

Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016

The Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016 was released on May 20, 2011, as a joint undertaking by 11 government departments.

The plan presents 60 measures designed to provide active social, community and professional support for individuals in the LGBT community, and to increase knowledge about sexual diversity.

The four key measures are

  • to set up a university research chair on homophobia;
  • to organize Québec-wide information-raising campaigns about homophobia;
  • to increase financial support for community organizations promoting and defending the rights of sexual minorities;
  • to establish an office to combat homophobia.

Overview ( 369 Kb)
Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016 ( 868 Kb)

   
 

Projects funded under the Fight against homophobia Program

   
 

Background

In March 2007, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (CDPDJ) released a report drafted jointly with community organizations, entitled De l’égalité juridique à l’égalité sociale : vers une stratégie nationale de lutte contre l’homophobie, which made several recommendations on ways to take into account the realities and rights of sexual minority members.

The Québec Policy Against Homophobia, along with the Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016, constituted the government’s response to the concerns expressed.

Québec Policy Against HomophobiaQuébec policy against homophobia.

The Québec Policy Against Homophobia was launched in December 2009. Its four main guidelines, each of which includes strategic choices targeting specific objectives, are as follows:

  • recognize the realities faced by sexual minority members;
  • promote respect for the rights of sexual minority members;
  • promote wellbeing;
  • ensure a concerted approach.

Québec policy against homophobia - overview ( 565 Kb)
Québec policy against homophobia
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For more information
De l'égalité juridique à l'égalité sociale -Vers une stratégie nationale de lutte contre l'homophobie ( 1,55 Mb)

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