Justin Trudeau to issue apology to gay community

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to issue a formal apology on behalf of the Canadian government to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited people who were fired and forced out of the military or public service between the 1950s and 1992 because of their sexuality. Many were also prosecuted for “gross indecency”.

In a tweet he wrote: “On November 28, the Government will offer a formal apology to LGBTQ2 Canadians in the House — for the persecution & injustices they have suffered, and to advance together on the path to equality & inclusion.”

Trudeau has long been a support of LGBTQ2 rights, and has marched in several Gay Pride parades in Canada.