National Day Against Homophobia

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The National Day Against Homophobia is a Canadian event organized by the Fondation Émergence.

June 1, 2005 marked the event's third anniversary, which was celebrated with a posthumous award to the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who as Minister of Justice introduced legislation which repealed anti-gay clauses from the Criminal Code. Trudeau is also famous for saying that "The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation" (a sentence taken from a Globe and Mail editorial).

In 2006, however, Fondation Émergence changed the day of observance to May 17, to join the International Day Against Homophobia movement (IDAHO).

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