Canada announced $30 million in dedicated funding for LGBTIQ2 rights

Great news from Canada. The Government has announced new funds in support of LGBTIQ2 rights. The new commitment of $30 million is a dedicated funding over five years, followed by $10 million per year to advance human rights and improve socio-economic outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, and 2-spirited people (LGBTIQ2) people in developing countries.

Canada’s International Development Minister,Marie-Claude Bibeau, and the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on LGBTIQ2 Issues, Randy Boissonnault, made the announcement in Ottawa on February 7th.

ARC ED, Kim Vance-Mubanga was in Ottawa during Canada’s announcement of this fund for Canadian groups and international partners to work on LGBTIQ2 issues in developing countries.

Read the press release by the Dignity Network here.

Watch the moment of the announcement here: