Open Letter to the Government of Canada re: Urgent action to prevent further human rights violations against LGBTQ people and end hate laws

“We welcome your public statements as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs condemning the adoption of anti‐LGBTQ laws in Russia, Nigeria and Uganda…. However, such statements are not enough…. We therefore call upon the Government of Canada to act, individually and in concert with other like‐minded governments, to defend the fundamental human rights of LGBTQ people. In particular, we call upon Canada to take the following [10] steps… “