My identity is not a choice !
What about gender identity ?
Although the campaign focuses on homosexuality, it is important to remember that transgender people do not choose their gender identity, just as LGB people do not choose their sexual orientation. Most of the time, transgender people discover their gender identity in childhood, while some make a transition at an older age.
Are LGBT people happy ?
Can LGBT people be as happy as heterosexual people? A survey conducted on behalf of Interligne (formerly known as Gai Écoute) indicates that the main concern of parents is to see their children happy . But we have to admit that this is not always easy. Sexual orientation and gender identity are not the source of hardships – the blame lies instead with the homophobia and transphobia in our culture. Acceptance and, mainly, tolerance towards LGBT people have come a long way in recent years, but there is still a long way to go. Fighting homophobia and transphobia contributes to the happiness of LGBT people.
Canadians want to know the sexual orientation of their kids
According to our survey, conducted in 2007:
The vast majority of Canadians (78%) believe that it is important for parents to know their child's sexual orientation.
For 58% of Canadians, the way parents raise a child is not a determining factor in the sexual orientation of their children.
47% of respondents think that a person can choose or change their sexual orientation if they wish.
The majority of Canadians (72%) believe that it is better to talk about all sexual orientations when discussing sex education with young people.