June is Pride Month that honours the 2SLGBTQI+ community, their history, achievements, and ongoing struggle for equality
June marks Pride Month, and from the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we send our solidarity and love to all our sisters, brothers and comrades in the 2SLGBTQI+ community who are celebrating. As a labour movement, we understand that rights are won through collective organizing and protest, from Pride parades to Transgender Day of Remembrance to Trans Marches. This is why we stand united with all those pushing for more rights and protections while at the same time recognizing the discrimination and transphobia still faced by many in our communities.
We must recognize that diverse gender identities and sexual orientations exist within each of us, even though they may not always be visible or spoken of openly and that these differences should be respected, celebrated, protected, listened to and heard. We honour each individual’s right to self-expression as well as their right to safety.
At the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, we will continue towards full recognition, inclusion and equality for all 2SLGBTQI+ people in our province. We remain committed to being a safe space for everyone, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. We will always fight against homophobia, transphobia, biphobia or any other form of systemic oppression. In fighting injustice everywhere, we also fight for justice everywhere!
To our sisters, brothers and comrades in the 2SLGBTQI+ community, we say, Happy Pride!