Understanding the Rise in Anti-2SLGBTQIA+ Hate
In the past 3 years, anti-2SLGBTQIA+ hate has surged in Canada. From 2020-2021, there was a 64% increase in police-reported hate-motivated violence targeting 2SLGBTQIA+ people in Canada. Across the country, drag spaces and pride events are being met with anti-2SLGBTQIA+ protestors. 2SLGBTQIA+ community leaders in the public eye are being targeted with hate and online attacks. Efforts are underway to roll back 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion in schools, notably regarding essential privacy protections for trans and gender diverse students. Rhetoric equating 2SLGBTQIA+ people with pedophiles abounds in the online world.