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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17, 2023

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a day to fight for the rights of LGBTQ2SIA+ people all over the world. Beginning in 2005, the day’s roots reach back to May 17, 1990, the day that homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization. The rights of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community continue to be questioned and under threat all over the world, and today serves as a reminder that education, community, and mutual support are necessary in the face of hate and bigotry. The CTRC has gathered some supportive resources.


Speak Truth To Power Canada is an organization that supplies lesson plans for teachers targeted at specific grade levels about various topics related to human rights, including gender and sexual diversity. 

Gender Diversity is an organization committed to offering resources about gender diversity and trans-inclusive practices within the workplace, and schools, as well as general information for all ages. 

Sex Life Sask is a Saskatchewan-based organization that offers a variety of resources, including resources on proper terminology within the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, how to be an ally, and health services available for LGBTQ2SIA+ in Saskatchewan. 

OUTSaskatoon has publicly available free resources on the LGBTQ2SIA+ community, with specific resources for children, adults, professionals, and caregivers. 

URPride is an LGBTQ2SIA+ organization in Regina that offers LGBTQ2SIA+ programming, workshops, training, and resources in Regina. 

When Aidan Became A Brother by Kyle Lukoff

This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us edited by Katherine Locke and Nicole Melleby

This website is for educational purposes. If the situation is urgent, please call 911, or your local emergency services providers.