The Law Society honours Pride Week

The LSUC will discuss changes to immigration and refugees and its impact on the LGBT community

By Todd Harrison

On Monday June 20th, 2011

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photo by Oliver MallichA free Law Society event this coming Thursday (June 23) in honour of Pride Week aims to shine a light on legal issues affecting the LGBT communities.

Legal and immigration experts will convene for a panel, beginning at 4 p.m., centering on how recent and upcoming changes to immigration and refugee determination laws impact LGBT people entering Canada — a topic that’s no doubt top-of-mind for many Torontonians due to the case of queer artist Alvaro Orozco and the support building for the Let Alvaro Stay campaign.

A reception following the discussion will feature a keynote address by Cynthia Petersen, LSM, whose legal work has done much to advance the equality rights of LGBT people. Peterson is the Law Society’s 2011 Pride Honouree.

The session is co-presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section. It will be held at the Law Society (130 Queen Street West). It can be applied toward CPD hours.

Registration is required by June 21. Click here to register online, or for more details.


Photo by Oliver Mallich