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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.


 

Government action plan on homophobia and transphobia 2017-2022

Visual of the Government action plan on homophobia and transphobia 2017-2022The 2017-2022 government action plan against homophobia and transphobia, Pour un Québec riche de sa diversité, ("Québec, rich in its diversity") was launched on May 17. A budget of $10 million over five years has been allocated for its implementation, including $2 million for the year 2017-2018.

Like its predecessor, the second action plan promotes respect for the rights of sexual minority members and helps raise public awareness about the realities they face. Special attention is paid to the most vulnerable groups such as young people, the elderly, trans individuals and Aboriginals, as well as people living in regions and communities where fewer resources are available.

The plan establishes five priorities:

  • openness to sexual diversity;
  • respect for the rights of and support for sexual minority members;
  • the creation of safe, inclusive environments;
  • the adaptation of public services;
  • the coherence and effectiveness of any actions taken.

The action plan also has eight objectives, supporting 38 measures based on recommendations and input from many different partners in the government, community and university sectors, as well as civil society.

Consultation process

The discussion days that provided input for the design and drafting of the new action plan took place in June 2016. Groups, organizations and individuals then had until the fall to submit observations or recommendations.

 

     
 

Report on Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016

Information guide.The Report on actions implemented under the Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016 was made public on April 3, 2017.

The Action Plan led to the implementation of a number of measures, including:

  • the creation of the Bureau de lutte contre l’homophobie to coordinate government actions and administer the fight against homophobia program;
  • the creation of a Chair on Homophobia, with $475,000 in funding over five years, to find out more about the realities facing the members of sexual minorities;
  • two media-based awareness-raising campaigns that reached 75% of the Québec population on average;
  • the Fight against Homophobia program, which provided $1.3 million in funding for 64 projects mainly proposed by community organizations;
  • supplementary assistance for 23 community organizations in the form of $1.84 in funding to increase their ability to act.

The Action Plan set out 60 measures resulting from the joint action and commitment of eleven government departments to support the members of sexual minorities in the social, community and professional arenas and increase public knowledge about sexual diversity.

     
 

Fight against Homophobia financial assistance program

Information guide.

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

The Fight Against Homophobia financial assistance program is part of the 2011-2016 Government Action Plan Against Homophobia. This year, priority will be given to projects to strengthen community life in outlying regions.

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

     
 

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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Bureau de lutte contre l'homophobie (Office for the fight against homophobia)

The Bureau de lutte contre l'homophobie, under the authority of the Ministère de la Justice, oversees the implementation, monitoring and assessment of the Government action against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Contact
Ministère de la Justice
Bureau de lutte contre l’homophobie
410, rue de Bellechasse Est, local 2-047
Montréal (Québec) H2S 1X3
514 490-2383

     
 

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Latest update: May 17, 2017



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