Twenty Years Ago on Saturday- a Queer Rights Landmark

Monday, October 29, 2012

October 27th, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark decision that ended the policy that discriminated against LGBT persons serving openly in the Canadian Armed Forces. The case was brought by Michelle Douglas.

 Read an archived story from Xtra! for a description of how Douglas was ousted from the military despite a stellar career, but found her voice as an equality activist.

Thanks to Prof. Nicole LaViolette of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law for this information.
Designed by Rachel Gold.