Peter Tabuns MPP, Toronto-Danforth

Government of Ontario


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QUEEN'S PARK - The Ontario NDP is proud to rise with 2SLGBTQI+ communities in solidarity in Pride Month. Pride Month is a chance for Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans communities to reflect, celebrate, and continue the fight for justice. Kristyn Wong-Tam, NDP critic for 2SLGBTQI+ issues released the following statement:

"Every Pride is different. This Pride is happening during a year where threats to 2SLGBTQI+ communities have continued. It is the first Pride since Doug Ford’s government voted down the Ontario NDP's Gender Affirming Health Care Act.

Pride reminds us that we can accomplish great things because we have done great things before. Pride reminds us how the Black, Indigenous, Racialized, Trans, and Two-Spirit people who trail-blazed progress are a constant source of inspiration. From the Stonewall riots to the first Pride marches, to the roll-out of antiretroviral drugs ⁠— progress was never assured. It was always hard-won. And we know the fight is far from over. We look forward to celebrating our communities’ diverse identities as we work to overcome all forms of discrimination and hate.

The Ontario NDP will always stand with 2SLGBTQI+ communities. We are advocating for real rent control, accessible and inclusive healthcare ⁠— including gender affirming health care and inclusive long-term care homes. We know that 2SLGBTQI+ communities struggle to access safe and affordable housing. This must change. It is why the Ontario NDP has and will continue to advance legislation that makes Ontario a better safer home for 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Together, we can create a province that embraces diversity, champions human rights, and celebrates everyone for who they are.

May your drag queens be tipped, your tea hot, and your shade expertly thrown. Happy Pride!"