Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay announced on March 3 that Veterans Affairs Canada has opened an Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans.
“Women and LGBTQ2 service members continue to represent Canada in uniform, as they have for more than a century,” said MacAulay. The office, he said, would help the department provide these veterans “with the care and support they earned and deserve.”
“We appreciate their acknowledgement that women and LGBTQ2+ veterans have not always had specific needs addressed and that more needs to be done,” said Cathy Potts, chair of the Rainbow Veterans of Canada, which represents Canadian Armed Forces veterans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or two-spirit.
“We…look forward to working with Veterans Affairs to ensure fair ac...