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PFLAG Toronto honours politicians

MPPs get spotlight for trans rights bill

PFLAG Toronto honours MPPs. Credit: Xtra staff
Three Ontario MPPs were honoured by PFLAG Toronto on April 15 for their work in support of Toby’s Act. The bill, passed in 2012 with all-party support, amended the Ontario Human Rights Code to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity.
The three MPPs — Cheri DiNovo (NDP), Christine Elliott (PC) and Yasir Naqvi (Lib) — were all instrumental in getting the bill through the legislature.
Toby’s Law, as it is known, was named in memory of Toby Dancer, a trans person and musician who died in 2004.
Below are interviews with the MPPs at the PFLAG event.