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Members of the Hamilton Gay and Lesbian Alliance at a Pride Parade in 1991. 2SLGBTQ+ organizations have a long history of countering hate directed toward them. (Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives, Michael Johnstone Collection)

Queer archives preserve activist history and provide strategies to counter hate

Anyone concerned about 2SLGBTQ+ struggles today can learn from the history of resistance and activism preserved in these archives.
Protesters and counter-protesters at a demonstration against sexual orientation and gender identity programs in schools, in front of Parliament Hill on Sept. 20, 2023. The protest was one of many across Canada, organized by “1MillionMarch4Children,” against so-called “gender ideology” being taught in schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Queerphobic hate is on the rise, and LGBTQ+ communities in Canada need more support

LGBTQ+ people face significant harms from online hate.
Protesters take part in a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) rally at the Alberta legislature in Edmonton before the United Conservative Party cancelled GSA protections in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

In the Alberta election, the stakes are high for 2SLGBTQ+ youth

How Alberta votes on May 29 will either pave the way for 2SLGBTQ+ youth to be affirmed in their identities or it will create a formal pathway for homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the province.

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