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Rainbow Rallies: How Canada is Fighting Back Against a Wave of Anti-LGBTQ+ Hate

Fae Johnstone explains how queer and trans community groups are getting organized to fight back against the far-right

Canada has been seeing an unusual wave of anti-LGBTQ+ protests over the last year. These rallies and marches targeted drag storytime events at libraries, they targeted local school board meetings – in fact, they even targeted high schools and elementary schools in residential neighborhoods.

This organized wave of hate climaxed with a so-called “one million march for children” which took place in cities across Canada last September.

Now the pendulum is swinging the other way, and 2SLGBTQIA community groups are getting organized. Along with labour unions and civil society groups, they’re planning their own marches to protest against this recent wave of hate targeting queer and trans Canadians.

On this episode of Sources, Fae Johnstone, Executive Director of the Society of Queer Momentum, talks with PressProgress Editor Luke LeBrun about why she is organizing a Rainbow Week of Action across Canada this week.

For the full list of rallies and events taking during the Rainbow Week of Action, visit their website for more information: RainbowEquality.ca

 

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