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Sexual orientation 

 
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Sexual orientation is the emotional, affective or sexual attraction to someone. Examples include being heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. For a transgender person, refer to gender identity or expression.

 

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You believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment based on your sexual orientation?

The Commission can help you recognize discrimination or harassment and take action to prevent or stop a discriminatory behaviour.

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Did you know?

In 1977, the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms was amended to include sexual orientation as a prohibited ground of discrimination. Québec then became the first province in Canada to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Learn more...

Find all our publications, training and other resources available on this ground.

 

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