CUPE Ontario is devastated by the horrific mass shooting that targeted the LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning. Our union has a long tradition of fighting for LGBTQ rights for our workers, our communities and for everyone in Canada.
Events like the one in Florida remind us that we must redouble our efforts to build an inclusive society that embraces our differences. CUPE Ontario’s 258,000 members are in absolute solidarity with the millions of people all around the world who are choosing to respond to this atrocity by coming together in whatever forums they can to say: We will not allow fear and hate to win.
As always, we are encouraging all members to participate in local events during Pride season, including the Toronto Pride Parade, the Toronto Dyke March, and the Toronto Trans* Pride March. See you on the streets.