International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Breakfast focuses on international LGBTQ refugees

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International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Breakfast focuses on international LGBTQ refugees

Early bird tickets are now on sale for QMUNITY’s annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Breakfast on May 15.

This year’s theme, A Way Out, focuses on international LGBTQ refugees, including their stories, their struggles, and their triumphs, with an opportunity to share in the experiences of LGBTQ refugees who immigrate to Canada.

“We know the stats. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is illegal in almost 80 countries, and in at least five of them is still punishable by death,” say organizers. “But do we know the stories? Do we know what it means to fight for the right to be who you are and to live a life free of fear as an LGBTQ refugee? Do we know the sacrifices involved in starting a new life and the vital role that community can play in supporting those who manage to escape?”

More importantly though, do we know how we can help? From our positions of privilege and increasing acceptance in Canada, what is can we do to support LGBTQ individuals around the world to live their authentic lives without fear?

The 11th Annual International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia Breakfast takes place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (900 West Georgia St, Vancouver) on May 15. Tickets are now on sale with early bird pricing ending on April 20. 

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