From: Women and Gender Equality Canada
March 31, 2023, Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the International Transgender Day of Visibility:
“The world is scary for trans people. It feels like every day we awake to a new law being proposed to strip us of our human rights, or more violence that extinguishes yet another trans life. It is up to all of us to take a stand against this rising level of hate. In a world that seems to be slipping increasingly into darkness, we each need to light a candle of hope.”
Emma Wakelin, a trans woman and community activist who is passionate about encouraging trans visibility in politics and government.
“Emma, and so many other transgender Canadians are calling on every single one of us to take a stand against the disturbing rise in anti-transgender hate both in-person and online – not just today on the International Transgender Day of Visibility – but always.
Please visit The Government of Canada to see the full statement.