The Federation of Quebec Workers (FTQ) called on Tuesday to ban violence against the LGBTQ2 community on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbophobia and Transphobia.

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The Trade Union Center wants to come to the aid of the cause of lesbians in particular, because they suffer two forms of marginalization, sexism and homophony in this case.

“We must be active allies, first because it should go without saying in 2022, but also because respect and openness are part of the values ​​intrinsic to the trade union movement”, indicated in a press release the president of the FTQ, Daniel Boyer.

The awareness campaign “Every second, intolerance shortens lives” led by Fondation Émergence reveals that the life expectancy of members of the LGBTQ2 community is reduced, due to multifaceted violence.

Statistics documented by the Central Labor Organization show that lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual youth.

“We cannot overlook the horrors that too many members of the LGBTQ2 community still experience. Elsewhere in the world, but also in Quebec, and particularly in our workplaces,” added Mr. Boyer.