NDP introduces Bill-303 to protect LGBTQ2S+ students in Yukon schools

Whitehorse, March 17th – Yukon NDP MLA Emily Tredger introduced an Act to Amend the Education Act that would require all Yukon schools to establish and support in-school activities for LGBTQ2S+ youth.

“Students are telling me that this is something that they need. I know it would have helped me a lot when I was in school.”

-     Emily Tredger, MLA Whitehorse Centre

The Private Members Bill, introduced to the Yukon Legislative Assembly today, is intended to provide inclusive social spaces for students who identify as LGBTQ2S+ and their allies.

“Every queer and trans student deserves a safe space in their school. They shouldn't have to formally request supports or hope that their school will be supportive - it just needs to be there for everyone. This bill will make that a reality.”

-     Emily Tredger, MLA Whitehorse Centre

This Bill is a chance for the other parties to make good on their promises to support LGBTQ2S+ rights and make schools safer for all students.

The Bill having been introduced by MLA Tredger for first reading, will now have to be called for debate.

Click here to read the full text of the Bill.