Canada: Groups call on regime to make it easier for transgender Americans seeking asylum

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [Canadian state media]

“A Nova Scotia organization that resettles LGBTQ refugees is adding its voice to calls for the federal government to make it easier for transgender and non-binary Americans to seek asylum in Canada. This comes amid a slew of anti-LGBTQ legislation that was recently passed in the United States, including Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, Alabama’s ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth and Tennessee’s new anti-drag law, which prohibits drag performances in front of children. … The situation prompted a parliamentary petition that has more than 132,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon. But the federal government says LGBTQ Americans who face persecution can already claim asylum in this country.” (03/14/23)