The legal system has historically been antagonistic towards the LGBTQ2S+ community, and although much progress has been made, the legal system has continued to prop up and reinforce systemic barriers to equality. AWL is proud to be an ally and supporter of the important work being done by and with the LGBTQ2S+ community to tear down these barriers and recreate systems that affirm the worth and personhood of each individual, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. During Pride month (and beyond), AWL encourages all of its members to celebrate the progress that the LGBTQ2S+ community has made, and to continue to work towards a society in which all people are afforded equality and dignity, regardless of who they are or who they love.
On this National Indigenous Peoples Day, please join with us at the AWL as we honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples through support for National Indigenous History Month in Canada. We encourage our members and beyond to join in positive acts of Reconciliation, including listening to Indigenous people and studying both the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, and the Findings from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.