INTRODUCTION Throughout the world, the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have often been the cause for discrimination and violation by law and society. People are beaten, imprisoned, or killed by their own governments simply because of who they are. Canada was not any different from other countries in the early 1960s. Same-sex practices between consenting adults were considered crimes punishable by imprisonment. It was a time of protests, legal fights and backlash. However, with a growing sense of solidarity, LGBT people gradually became more visible in Canadian society and more accepted as more people came out of the closet to demand equality under the law. The present LGBT human rights in Canada are the most advanced in the Americas. LGBT Canadians have most of the same legal rights as non-LGBT citizens, and are extended more legal rights than many other nations. However, discrimination and prejudice against LGBT people still exists. They are still persecuted with impunity though they have the right to be equal under the law and the right to exercise their full range of human rights, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
1. History and Overview of LGBT Human Rights in Canada a) History and Changes of LGBT human rights in Canada b) Overview of human right for each lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
2. Law and Policy a) Blood Donation Policy b) Same-sex Marriage and Child Policy c) Age of Consent Law d) Immigration and Asylum Law
3. Present Discrimination and Concerns a) Hate Crimes and Bullying b) LGBT Issues involving Children c) Conflicting Rights with Religion d) LGBT and two-spirited Aboriginal youth
CONCLUSION a) Future subjects b) Concluding Paragraph