Gouvernement du Québec - Justice


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.


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.

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Government action plan against homophobia 2011-2016

Information guide.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 key measures are

  • to establish an office to combat homophobia;
  • to offer financial support for community organizations promoting and defending the rights of sexual minorities;
  • to set up a university research chair on homophobia;
  • to organize the first awareness-raising campaign against homophobia Clicking on this icon will take you to another website..

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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 plan against Homophobia 2011-2016

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: September 14, 2015

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