The rise in anti-2SLGBTQI hate is directly linked to the spread of misinformation and disinformation. Coordinated anti-trans movements rely on the general public’s lack of familiarity with trans and gender diverse people to disseminate harmful disinformation. Egale Canada is creating resources to empower 2SLGBTQI organizations, advocates and activists with the knowledge they need to adequately have educated conversations about these complex topics.

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Featured Resource

Guides for 2SLGBTQI people and allies on how to stay safe amid rising levels of anti-2SLGBTQI hate at public events.

  • Pride Safety Toolkit for Event Attendees
  • Pride Safety Toolkit for Event Organizers
  • 2SLGBTQI Protest Safety Guide

The Pride Safety Toolkits were developed by Egale Canada and Fierté Canada Pride with support from the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

Current Provincial Affairs

It’s no secret that 2SLGBTQI communities, our rights, and our freedoms are under attack. Across Canada, we’re seeing anti-trans policies and policy proposals emerging provincially and federally.

‘Egale Explains’ Resources

What is Transition?

People transition for a variety of reasons, primarily related to gender identity. Use this resource to understand what transition can include.

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What Are Puberty Blockers?

Puberty blockers offer tremendous mental health benefits to a young person. This resource answers the question, “what exactly are puberty blockers”?

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Trans Women in Sport

There’s lots of misinformation in the world about trans women participating in sport. Use this resource to understand what trans-inclusive sport actually looks like.

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What is Detransition?

Some people undergo some form of gender transition and decide to halt or reverse the transition process. Use this resource to accurately understand what detransition is and how to de-weaponize the detransition narrative.

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What is Drag and What Are Drag Storytimes?

During this time of rising 2SLGBTQI-hate, much of the hate is aimed at drag artists and family-friendly drag storytimes. Use this resource to accurately explain what each of these art forms are.

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What’s at Stake For Young People?

With the rise of so-called “school pronoun policies” use the resource to understand what’s at stake when young people who are forced to choose between being outed to their families and being misgendered at school.

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What is a Hate Crime

As a society, we often use the term ‘hate crime’ whenever hate occurs. However, it is important to know that ‘hate crime’ has a specific definition in the Criminal Code of Canada. Use this resource to understand when the term Hate Crime is applied.

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Why is the UK’s Cass Review harmful?

The Cass Review is a review of the UK’s healthcare services for trans and nonbinary children and youth. The Cass Review has been widely criticized by human rights organizations. Use this resource to understand why.

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Research Says…

An important tactic in combating hate is presenting facts. Egale Canada has a plethora of research to support you in combating anti-2SLGBTQI Hate.

2022 Police-Reported Hate Crimes

From Statistics Canada: the number of police-reported hate crimes targeting sexual orientation continues to increase every year. 

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Still in Every Class, in Every School Report

Still in Every Class in Every School (Peter, Campbell & Taylor, 2021) surveyed students across Canada about their experiences with homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, harassment, mental health and sense of safety, and support at school. 

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Working for Change Report

Egale Canada’s Working for Change report examines the workplace experiences, barriers to employment, and discrimination faced by Two Spirit, trans, and nonbinary people. 

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Pride Unravelled Report

Egale Canada’s Pride Unravelled report tracked the number of anti-2SLGBTQI protests and instances of online hate in Canada from January-March 2023. 

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2SLGBTQI Inclusion Resources

Studies show that one of the best ways to combat hate is through education. Egale is proud to have a variety of educational resources to help you on your knowledge journey.