August 31, 2021

Planning a family is – and should be – an exciting time. Canadian law is clear that discrimination based on someone’s gender, gender expression and sexual orientation is not allowed. 2SLGBTQI people have all the same rights to assisted reproduction technologies as anyone else. However, our community may still unexpectedly encounter barriers in their family planning journey because of their identity.

For this reason, we are proud to launch our newest video series on 2SLGBTQI Family Planning and Assisted Reproductive Technologies. In this 10-episode series, our guest host Aruna Boodram addresses your common questions around 2SLGBTQI family planning and assisted reproduction; covering topics such as surrogacy, sperm and egg donation, adoption, and much more!

This series was created for 2SLGBTQI community members who are thinking about starting a family using assisted reproduction, or have already done so, and still might have some questions on the process and their rights. 

Episodes include:

Episodes are available with both English and Français closed captioning [CC].

For more information, and to watch full episodes, click here.


Helen Kennedy, Executive Director

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Thank You for Supporting #PrideInside2021


As our #PrideInside2021 campaign nears completion, we are proud to share that thanks to your generosity, we have raised over $85,000 this Pride season!

Your 2021 Pride season donation will help support our ongoing research, education, awareness, and legal advocacy initiatives. This work builds the foundation for impactful and significant changes to legislation, policies, and programs that affect the everyday experiences and freedoms of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and around the world. Thanks to you, we can continue to help create societies and systems that reflect the universal truth that all persons are equal and none is other.

We are also delighted to tell you that we have partnered with Will Power, a national campaign to educate those across Canada on the power they have to make a difference through their Wills and Estates. By leaving a legacy gift to Egale in your Will, you can have a greater impact than you thought possible, while still supporting loved ones. 

We are a proud partner in the Will Power movement and you can visit our Will Power page at 


The CSA Group is looking for 2SLGBTQI seniors and allies to share their voice in the long-term care study!


QueerTech and Université de Montréal are conducting a survey to better understand the barriers and opportunities for queer-identifying people in the Canadian tech ecosystem. Once completed, you can enter your email address in a lottery to win one of 10 prizes of $100.

Eligibility: 18+, living and working in Canada, no matter your sexuality or gender identity

This survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete.


QueerTech et l'Université de Montréal distribuent un questionnaire pour mieux comprendre les barrières et les opportunités pour les personnes s'identifiant comme queer dans l'écosystème technologique canadien. Une fois complété, vous pouvez entrer votre adresse courriel afin de participer au tirage pour gagner un des 10 prix de 100$.

Admissibilité: 18 ans+, habite et travaille au Canada, peu importe votre orientation sexuelle et identité de genre

Ce questionnaire prend 15 à 20 minutes à remplir.



Watching the Tokyo Paralympics? Read our 2SLGBTQI Sports Inclusion Playbook!


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Egale works to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. Egale achieves this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement. 

Our vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias. 


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