ADDED ON: 01/09/2023

As anti-LGBTQ2 hate grows in Canada, advocates say it’s ‘never been as scary’

01/08/2023 | Global News

Canadian LGBTQ2 community members and advocates say the past year has been difficult and scary amid a notable rise in hate crimes, threats and protests against drag queens and transgender people in particular. The solution, they say, is education and support from allies to counter homophobia and anti-trans hate — particularly baseless accusations of pedophilia and “grooming” children, which they say only feeds threats and acts of violence. We are seeing some really great changes in terms of acceptance in society, but most queer and trans people I know are still worried about their safety,” said Fae Johnstone, executive director of Wisdom2Action, in an interview with Mercedes Stephenson on The West Block Sunday.  “I’ve been doing this work as a queer and trans advocate for a decade. It’s never been as scary out there as it is right now.”


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