No one left behind: Equality, freedom and justice for all

“No one left behind: equality, freedom and justice for all” is the 2024 theme and focus of the annual observance on May 17 of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

This year’s theme emphasizes what union members know well: that solidarity is paramount in defending and advancing 2SLGBTQIA+ rights and safety, and ending all forms of hate, discrimination and oppression.

Here in Saskatchewan, Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government are a threat to 2SLGBTQIA+ workers’ rights, human rights and economic security. Last fall, Scott Moe launched an unprecedented attack on vulnerable youth in Saskatchewan schools, ultimately using the charter’s notwithstanding clause to suspend their charter rights and the charter rights of all education workers. Scott Moe and the Sask. Party have a long history of attacking queer and trans people.

Now, more than ever, all of us must speak up against hate and discrimination – and ensure everyone can live freely, love freely, and be who they are without fear. CUPE Saskatchewan proudly supports the decision to ban Scott Moe and the Sask. Party government from pride month celebrations across the province for the safety of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Today, and every day, we are united diversity.

Let’s celebrate sexual and gender diversities. CUPE Saskatchewan will be joining pride parades around the province as pride season approaches.