CAW Condemns Bullying of LGBT Youth

October 22, 2010, 4:00 PM EST


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In light of a wave of suicides by lesbian, gay, transgendered and bisexual youth and those perceived to be LGBT, the CAW's National Executive Board has adopted a strongly worded statement, condemning violence against and bullying of LGBT youth.

The statement, passed on October 15, the union expresses its grave concern about the bullying of LGBT teens and urges renewed vigilance against all forms of bullying, including jokes, slurs, harassment, threats and any form of violent behaviour:

"We are asking those in positions of authority or leadership roles in their community and schools to stand up and speak out against bullying while creating safe space and support services for those youth who are targeted for discrimination.

We must keep up this fight until each and every one of us can enjoy equal liberty, mobility and respect, to live openly with our families and loved ones in dignity."

Read the full statement here.

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