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Lesbian And Gay Agenda For Election '95

Lesbian And Gay Agenda For Election '95

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Published by Queer Ontario
A summary of, and backgrounder on, issues to be raised with candidates seeking election in Ontario, 1995.
A summary of, and backgrounder on, issues to be raised with candidates seeking election in Ontario, 1995.

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Lesbian and GayAgendafor Election '95
 April 1995Produced for Ontario’s Provincial Election
 
The 1995 provincial election is an important turning point in the history of Ontario'slesbian and gay* communities, as our issues assume greater significance in the politicalmainstream of the province.
 Lesbian and Gay Agenda for Election ‘95
has been produced to draw attention to and stimulatediscussion of issues affecting lesbian, gay and bisexual voters and their supporters in Ontario. Icovers a wide range of issues which address the legal and social inequities which are faced bylesbians and gays because of their sexual orientation.Many of these inequalities are contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code. All of these issuesspeak to fundamental disadvantages that lesbian and gay individuals face compared to others inour society.Most importantly, this Agenda calls for actions which the next government of Ontario must taketo eliminate inequalities faced by Ontarians because of their sexual orientation.This document has been prepared by a coalition of community activists from various lesbian, gayand bisexual organizations. While it does not purport to represent the views of all lesbians, gaysand bisexuals in Ontario, it does address the primary issues that continue to prevent theseindividuals from being treated in a fair and equitable manner in many aspects of their lives.*Throughout this document, and reference to lesbian and gay should be taken to include thediverse makeup of the lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.
THE AGENDA
 
This document calls for action in the following areas:
 - Enforcement/Strengthening of the
Ontario Human Rights Code
 - Same-Sex Relationship Recognition- Youth Issues- Education- People Living With HIV/AIDS- Health Care and Social Services- Employment Issues for Lesbian and Gay Workers- Employment Equity- New Citizens/Immigrants/Refugees- Arts and Culture- CensorshipThis publication has been made possible by the generous assistance of the Ontario Federation of Labour, AIDS Action Now!, United Steel Workers of America and the Polish Gay and LesbianGroup. Publication design by Sean Martin and the Electronic Jazz Quintet.
 
Special thanks to everyone who contributed to the development of 
 Lesbian and Gay Agenda For  Election '95
, including AIDS Action Now!, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Campaign for EqualFamilies - Toronto (CEFT), Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario (CLGRO),CLGRO's Project Affirmation, CLGRO's Sexual Orientation in Education Project (SOEP),Education against Homophobia, HOLA Gay and Lesbian Latino Group, Inside-Out Film andVideo Collective, Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Toronto (LGBYT), Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) as well as the following individuals: Andy Anderson, Glenn Brown, ValerieDugale, Carolyn Egan, James Flagel, Bob Gallagher, Patrick Gignac, Luis Gonzalez, Tim Jones,Kelly Lee, Joann MacCormick, Michelle Mozzicato, Nick Mulé, Greg Pavelich, Carrol AnneSceviour, Tom Warner, and Ken Watson. 1998 transcript by Anthony Majanlahti.Printed by union labour.
For additional copies of 
 Lesbian and Gay Agenda For Election '95
or the
Questions for Candidates
pamphlet, contact:
 - Campaign for Equal Families - Toronto at (416) 925-7040;- Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario at (416) 533-6824; or - Ontario Federation of Labour (Carrol Anne Sceviour) at (416) 443-7670 or 1-800-668-9138.

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