"A society.... that permits discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is a society that permits discrimination period." - Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour supports gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and trans workers in their struggle for inclusion in human rights legislation and collective agreements, and their fight for dignity and justice.
- To organize gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and trans trade union members in Saskatchewan.
- To gather and disseminate information about the needs and issues facing LGBTQ* workers.
- To develop plans to have these issues addressed within the union movement.
- To coordinate the work in Saskatchewan with the Canadian Labour Congress working group and network with other LGBTQ* organizations.
UNTIL we’re considered equal, and not simply ‘tolerated’.
UNTIL our youth aren’t forced to leave home for the streets. UNTIL our partners are welcome at all family, social and workplace events.
UNTIL the police are there to protect us not harass us.
UNTIL sex trade workers are not seen as criminals.
UNTIL our children see our families reflected in school curriculum and story books.
UNTIL our differences and our cultures are celebrated not denied.
UNTIL it’s safe to come out at school.
UNTIL it’s safe to come out at work.
UNTIL hospitals, banks, travel agents, and insurance companies see us as people not problems or profits.
UNTIL we’re not stereotyped into certain jobs or denied others. UNTIL parents aren’t freaked out by having gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered children.
UNTIL we don’t have to justify, explain and expose our private lives.
UNTIL harassment at work stops.
UNTIL our streets are safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans people.
UNTIL religions open their doors to our celebrations and expressions of faith.
UNTIL we can express gender without fear of reprisal or ridicule.
UNTIL gender stereotyping stops and we are all free to be wholly human.
UNTIL the cure for homophobia is discovered.
UNTIL we can love and be loved, with joy and gay abandon,
We will not give up...
University of Saskatchewan - Pride Centre