ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

Vancouver to Host International Conference on Protecting and Advancing LGBT Rights and Inclusion

07/19/2018 | The Georgia Straight

Organizations from around the world are set to gather in Vancouver for a global conference on LGBT rights and inclusion.  In a statement on Human Rights Day on December 10, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had announced that Canada would host this forthcoming conference. Leaving No One Behind: the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) Global Conference on LGBTI Human Rights and Inclusive Development will be held in Vancouver from August 5 to 7. The conference commences on the day that Vancouver Pride Week culminates with the 40th annual Vancouver Pride parade (August 5). The ERC is cochaired by Canada and Chile, which is the first intergovernmental coalition devoted to the international protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people, and consists of a network that includes 35 governments.

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