Saturday, August 6, 2022
In 1992, Captain Joshua Birch filed a human rights complaint when he was discharged from the Canadian military for being gay. He argued that the omission of sexual orientation in the Canadian Human Rights Act was discriminatory under the equality rights guarantee in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Federal Justice Minister Kim Campbell announced that the government would take the necessary steps to include sexual orientation in the Canadian Human Rights Act.
- Ready, Set, Respect! GLSEN’s Elementary Toolkit. This toolkit provides lesson plans and multimedia resources that are aligned to Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, as well as strategies for responding to bullying. This is the type of resource designed to help schools create communities that support students like LaStaysha Myers, a straight student who sued her school district for banning pro-gay T-shirts while allowing anti-gay ones.