LGBTQ Dates, Advocacy and Actions
- Anti-Homophobia Education Actions
Here are some possibilities for taking action in your local to advocate for positive changes for LGBTQ youth at the school board, local union or school level on LGBTQ issues.
- Camp OUT! is a BC based summer camp for queer, trans and allied youth (ages 14 to 21). It is a fun place for youth from all over BC to learn new skills, meet new friends, and engage with arts and media, dance and performance, interactive workshops, and group discussions.
- Climate Survey on Homophobia in Canadian Schools
The purpose of this survey conducted by Egale Canada and the University of Winnipeg is to document the experiences of all students about homophobia in Canadian schools. Student participation in this survey is extremely important. The information will be used to learn how to make schools safer and more respectful for all students.
- Day of Pink
April 9, 2014 is the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the province, the country and the world can unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop bullying in all its forms, including homophobic and transphobic bullying.
- Day of Silence - April 18, 2014
The BCTF supports provincial student and teacher participation in the Day of Silence project.
- The Every Teacher project on LGBTQ—inclusive education
- International Day Against Homophobia – May 17
Teachers are encouraged to take action to counteract the harmful effects of homophobia in schools.
- Week Against Homophobia, May 13-17, 2013
- Speak Out For Change
- Ten Things You Can Do as a Social Justice Contact on LGBTQ Issues
- You Can Play Project. “Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect. Locker rooms should be safe and sports venues should be free from homophobia. Athletes should be judged on talent, heart and work ethic, not sexual orientation.”