As a hospital community, we are united in our support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and counter the harmful rallies being planned today by far-right, conservative and anti-trans groups. We recognize that many members of the Holland Bloorview community, including children and families living with disability, identify as 2SLGBTQIA +. We reiterate our unwavering support for the free and full sex and gender expression of everyone, including the children and youth we have the privilege of partnering with.
Inclusion and representation are vitally important to the heath and well-being of all children, youth and families. Holland Bloorview is fully committed to confronting anti-2SLGBTQIA+ behaviors and actions and will continue the work to foster a place of inclusion and representation in our hospital.
Today will be a difficult day for 2SLGBTQIA + people and their communities and we join in solidarity with you. For those directly or indirectly impacted by the events of today, please monitor your mental health at this time and seek support if you choose to. See below for resources.