Each year, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is recognized on May 17 worldwide to fight discrimination and violence towards 2SLGBTQI+ people.    

Hate directed towards Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people is on the rise in Canada. Some right-wing provincial governments have introduced regressive, transphobic policies and legislation that put 2SLGBTQI+ youth and the workers who support them at risk.  

We must step up our efforts to make our workplaces more inclusive. CUPE’s own research shows that many trans and non-binary workers face frequent misgendering from co-workers and managers. Employer benefits often don’t meet the health care needs of 2SLGBTQI+ persons. Workplace forms, bathrooms, changerooms, and dress codes are often exclusionary.   

Today and every day, CUPE supports the fight against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia to make our communities and workplaces safer and more inclusive.  

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