March For Migrant Trans Rights
Hundreds of protesters chanted, “This is march, not a parade,” while walking East down Ste. Catherine St. on a sunny Sunday afternoon.
Ahead of Montreal Pride, the Fiérté Trans group said that Quebec is the only province in Canada that won’t update the names and sex identifiers of trans migrant people. As a result, those affected have trouble gaining access to basic services such as healthcare, jobs and housing.
The Parti Québécois tabled Bill 895 at the National Assembly in the Spring to allow trans migrant people to have their documents updated by the provincial government, but the bill has yet to go to a vote.
The march made its way through the Gay Village, ending at Parc Charles S. Campbell.