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.
Our icon features the word "Superbia”.
It is the Latin word for pride.
It symbolizes our pride in ourselves in and in our country. Superbia is also the root of the word “superb,” meaning excellent. “Superbia” also reflects the excellent service provided by LGBT employees to the people of Canada.
when did this 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.
← Left: Mid 1970s Gays of Ottawa demonstration; Propos pour une liberation (homo) sexuelle (Montreal: Les Editions de L'Aurore, 1976), p. 135