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Quebec law recognizes and protects the diversity of sexual orientation, and gender expression and identity. But discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ persons* still exists. There are remedies for these unlawful acts.

*lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning and other identities. To better understand the words to describe LGBTQ+ persons, consult the United Nations Free & Equal website or the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust website.




Couples and families



Discrimination and harassment






Gender identity and expression



External resources

For more information, help or support, contact Interligne, a first response centre providing help and information related to sexual orientation and gender diversity. The website of Conseil québécois LGBT (French only) lists various organizations throughout Quebec that support the LGBTQ+ community.