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Province Raising the Flag on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Minister of Culture and Tourism Ricardo Miranda and Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Kathleen Ganley will raise the Transgender Pride flags at the Alberta Legislature grounds and McDougall Centre to remember and honour those whose lives have been lost due to transphobia, hatred or prejudice.

The event in Calgary marks the first time the Transgender Pride flag will be raised at McDougall Centre.

“No Albertan should be discriminated against, denied basic services or lose their life because they are trans. We remember and honour those who are no longer with us because of transphobia, and renew our commitment to work for a more inclusive and equal province.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism

 

“Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity to raise awareness of the discrimination the transgender community continues to face. I’m proud that our government has taken action to amend the Alberta Human Rights Act to protect against discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression. We will continue to work towards equality for all Albertans.”

Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General
When

Sunday, November 20
11 a.m. – Edmonton
12:45 p.m. – Calgary

Locations

Federal Building Pavilion, Alberta Legislature grounds
9820-107 Street, Edmonton

McDougall Centre, outside the east entrance
455 6 St SW, Calgary

Participants
  • Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism (Edmonton)
  • Estefania Cortes-Vargas, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park (Edmonton)
  • Jan Buterman, TESA Member and past-president (Edmonton)
  • Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General (Calgary)
  • Michael Connolly, MLA for Calgary-Hawkwood (Calgary)
  • Angela Reid, TESA Co-President (Calgary)

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