April 8, 2024

Despite attempts to take small steps forward in support of 2SLGBTQI communities, the Vatican has now decided to take many large steps back. The release of their declaration that gender-affirming surgery and surrogacy are violations of human dignity is not only offensive, it is deeply harmful and discriminatory. 

At a time when 2SLGBTQI communities are facing a rise in hate, harassment, and violence, it is reprehensible that we must continue to fight to be treated equally. The decision by the Catholic Church to continue to treat 2SLGBTQI people as inferior is the real violation of human dignity. 

As Canada’s leading 2SLGBTQI organization, Egale Canada will continue to engage with faith-based communities in order to advocate for equity and ensure that 2SLGBTQI people are treated with dignity and acceptance.

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