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Resisting Hate and Violence
Across the world, the human rights of LGBTQ people are under assault. Watch a video of our protest against Russia's anti-gay law, send your own message to the Russian government, and read our condemnation of Uganda's vicious anti-gay law. Also, read our open letter to the Canadian government demanding urgent action to support LGBTQ rights globally. You can still add the endorsement of your civil society organization by emailing comms [at]

Sex Workers' Rights
At the end of 2013, we welcomed the Supreme Court of Canada’s unanimous decision to strike down three key provisions of the Criminal Code that govern sex work. But now the government is considering replacing them with the so-called “Swedish Model.” Read our joint op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen to find out why this is a bad idea.

HIV Non-Disclosure and Sexual Assault
In Canada, the same laws are used to prosecute rapists and people living with HIV. Why, and how are women responding? Join us on April 24 for "What does consent really mean?" — a provocative panel discussion in downtown Toronto.

Ending the “War on Drugs”
UN member states debated the future of global drug policy at the March 2014 meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). But instead of supporting evidence-based policies that protect human rights and public health, Canada actively blocked references to harm reduction. Read our joint brief with the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, and watch this video about the importance of supporting drug users in Russia.

News Releases

March 7, 2014 — Interveners Welcome Supreme Court Decision in R. v. Hutchinson

February 24, 2014 — Uganda’s ‘Jail the Gays’ Bill Institutionalizes Hate, Undermines Health and Human Rights

February 6, 2014 — On Eve of Sochi Olympics, Groups Rally for Global LGBT Rights, in Russia and Beyond
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