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Diane Pitre

On September 24, 1980, she was purged from the Armed Forces after a lengthy 2-year investigation under the CFAO 19-20 “Sexual Deviation – Investigation, Medical Investigation and Disposal for being a homosexual”. She was told that she was a threat to her country because of her sexuality.

The Royal Canadian Mint Marks 50 Years of Progress in the Journey to Equal Rights For LGBTQ2 Canadians With $1 “Equality” Circulation Coin

While Canadians’ are known for their strongly held values of diversity, inclusion and equality, for many years, LGBTQ2 Canadians were not treated equally.