So pleased to be one of the Survivors that the Canadian Government purged from the military. LGBTQ victims were acknowledged, apologized to, financially redeemed, and awarded a citation thanks to a historic Class Action lawsuit.
I am very grateful for the respectful and genuine way that the settlement process was handled.
It is a remarkable achievement and I recommend checking out the official site https://lgbtpurge.com/ to learn more about the history and the reconciliation.
Am posting a couple of the key parts below:
what is the Purge?
The LGBT Purge is one of the longest and most harmful campaigns of discrimination conducted by the federal government against the LGBT community. Many of the injured persons have suffered in silence for many years. That silence has ended. This class action seeks justice for all who were harmed by this shameful episode in our country’s history.
when did this Purge happen?
Beginning during the Cold War, this systematic policy of identification and elimination, referred to as the “LGBT Purge”, continued even after homosexual acts were officially decriminalized in Canada on June 27, 1969. The LGBT Purge was implemented at the highest levels of the Government of Canada and was carried out with callous disregard for the dignity, privacy and humanity of its targets.
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