Yukon government introduces action plan for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion

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Members of Yukon’s LGBTQ2S+ community often struggle to find appropriate healthcare, experience bullying at school, or come up against discrimination at work, says Joe Wickenhauser, executive director of Queer Yukon Society. 

A new five-year action plan released by the Government of Yukon on Thursday aims to address these problems and make the territory more inclusive. 

“We recognize that LGBTQ2S+ Yukoners have faced discrimination for far too long and their rights are human rights,” said Jeanie McLean, minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate, at a press conference.

Jeanie McLean, minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate, announced her plan to make government services more inclusive to the LGBTQ2S+ community at a press conference Thursday.

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