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International Day Against Homophobia

The International Day Against Homophobia, held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. Fondation Émergence promotes, mainly on a pan-Canadian level, the International Day Against Homophobia and encourages organisations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment. Find out more


A survey shows that myths about same-sex parenting persist among Canadians and Quebecers

Montreal, May 15, 2014 — As the International Day Against Homophobia draws near, Fondation Émergence has revealed the results of a survey conducted by Léger Marketing concerning Canadians’ opinions and perception of same-sex parenting. The subject of the survey relates to the theme of the 2014 campaign, “I love my two dads, I love my two moms”.

The survey indicates that in everyday life and on the Internet, more than half of the Canadians surveyed (52%) claim that they have witnessed offensive comments being made about families with same-sex parents or same-sex parenting in general. 16% declared that they personally uttered such offensive comments.

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2014 International Day Against Homophobia Campaign

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LGBT Rights
Fondation Emergence welcomes the report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights from United Nations.
Press Release

Please, consult
The 2012 campaign: Fondation Émergence unveils its 2012 campaign theme in the fight against homophobia [PDF]

The International Day Against Homophobia Renamed The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Montreal, November 13, 2014 - On October 29th, Fondation Émergence’s Board of Directors adopted, by majority vote, a resolution to modify the name of its campaign against homophobia to include the trans reality. The campaign now bears the name of The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Read more >>

Fondation Émergence launches a campaign to demystify same-sex parenting

2014 International Day Against Homophobia campaign

Montreal, February 21, 2014 - Today Fondation Émergence is unveiling the visual component of its 2014 campaign to fight homophobia. Through this campaign, the organization will demystify same-sex parenting in order to reduce prejudice towards children growing up in families with same-sex parents. The official launch of the campaign will take place at 5 p.m. tonight at Pride House (Maison de la Fierté), located at 1641 Amherst Street in Montreal.


58 % of Canadians have witnessed derogatory remarks about homosexuals on social media

International Day Against Homophobia

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Read the full report (English) >> 

Acts of Homophobia Registry (AHR)
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International Day Against Homophobia - May 17


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Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada
Chambre de commerce gaie du Québec
Confédération des syndicats nationaux
Centrale des syndicats du Québec

Fédération autonome de l’enseignement

Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec

Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique

Syndicat de la fonction publique du Québec

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In collaboration with


Aide aux trans du Québec (ATQ) | Aînés et retraités de la communauté (ARC) 

 Association québécoise de gérontologie (AQG) | CAEO Québec

Centre communautaire des gais et lesbiennes de Montréal (CCGLM) | Centre LGBT Paris-ÎdF 

Coalition d'aide aux lesbiennes, gais et bisexuels-les de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Coalition des familles homoparentales  

 Conseil québécois LGBT | Day of PinkEgale Canada | ENSEMBLE pour le respect et la diversité 

 Espace Gregg | FADOQ, Région Île de Montréal 
Fédération Inter-LGBT (France) | Fierté Montréal | Franco Queer | GLBT Québec/Lutte à l'homophobie 

GRIS-Mauricie/Centre du Québec | GRIS-Montréal | GRIS-Québec  

 International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) 

 International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) |  JersVision 

 Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) 

 Ordre des psychoéducateurs et des psychoéducatrices du Québec (OPPQ) 

Ordre des psychologues du Québec

 Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec (OTSTCFQ) 

 Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) | Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec (OPIQ) 

PFLAG Canada | QMUNITY | Réseau des lesbiennes du Québec (RLQ) | Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) 
SOS Homophobie (France) | Table de concertation des aînés de l'île de Montréal (TCAIM) 

The 519 Church Street Community Centre | Vision Diversité

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