International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Love must win

Press release – Welland (Ontario), May 16th 2022

This world would be a whole lot better if we just made an effort to be less horrible to one another. – Elliot Page


Tomorrow, May 17th, we will be marking International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

To show our commitment to the well-being of the LGBTQ2s+ community, members of the CSCHN family will proudly wear buttons, created by our colleagues at Fondation Émergence, as a symbol of solidarity.

We would like to recognize this important day by reiterating that we stand against hate, all forms of violence, oppression and systematic exclusion and that we are proud to declare that we are here for everyone.

Because there are 69 countries that have laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Because in Russia, members of the LGBTQ2s+ community have their lives cut short

Because in Florida, there is a state ban – which states that a marriage means only a legal union between a man and a woman as husband and wife.

And because even closer to home, in Niagara and Hamilton, there are young people who cannot be authentically themselves for fear of rejection by their loved ones.


We are here, without judgment, with open arms and hearts and because after all, love is love.



France Vaillancourt, Executive Director

Phone. : (905) 734-1141 – www.cschn.ca