Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), has released an official statement commending U.S. President Obama for his historic support of marriage equality.
Each year May 17 is observed as the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the FondationÉmergence's campaign to establish a special day that recognizes homosexuality and celebrates the valuable contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) community in our society.
UFCW Canada Local 1000A is proud to announce the launch of its first-ever PRIDE advisory group. The first meeting was held in mid-April at the Local 1000A office in Woodbridge, Ontario and brought together members and activists of all ages and cultures.
Recently 30 UFCW Canada activists from across the country attended the Egale (Equality For Gays and Lesbians Everywhere) "Speak Easy: Stand Out, Speak Up" annual gala in Toronto along with 350 other supporters from diverse organizations and backgrounds.
In a groundbreaking achievement for upholding the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.