Calling all UFCW Canada activists and allies: your urgent support is needed to help stop the backward practice of conversion therapy, which is ruining lives in the LGBTQ2IS community and encouraging discriminatory and harmful attitudes towards sexual orientation and gender identity in Canada.
Conversion therapy includes any measure taken by any person, business, or organization to change, suppress, repair, or demean a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Both the World Health Organization and the Canadian Psychological Association have denounced this practice as unjustifiable. But conversion therapy is still legally practiced throughout most of Canada.
Like a game of hot potato, the jurisdictional responsibility for this practice has been debated between the federal government and the provinces, territories, and municipalities. And to date, only a handful of jurisdictions have explicitly banned conversion therapy measures.
Conversion therapy runs contrary to each person’s humanity and inalienable human rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Now is the time to stand up for LGBTQ2IS rights and say “No!” to conversion therapy. By signing your name to the letter below, you will join thousands of union and community allies in:
Taking a stand against conversion therapy means accepting all people for who they are. It is solidarity in action in fighting for LGBTQI2S rights. You can help eliminate this discriminatory and harmful practice by sending a message today. Say “No!” to all forms of conversion therapy in Canada by clicking here to send your message. (Scroll to bottom)