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Province

    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

By The Numbers

96%
of Quebecers easily accepted the coming out of a family member
96%
of Quebecers are comfortable around same-sex parents
85%
of Quebecers believe same-sex parents are as good as opposite-sex parents
72%
of Quebecers agree legalization of same-sex marriage is a good thing
73%
of Quebecers would be okay with a family member marrying someone of the same-sex
78%
of Quebecers would attend a same-sex marriage if invited

History

Homosexual activity in Quebec

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Homosexual activity in Quebec is legal.

Current status
Since May 14, 1969
Legal
Bill C-150 decriminalized consensual anal intercourse done in private between two adults over 21 everywhere in Canada
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Same-sex marriage in Quebec

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Same-sex marriage in Quebec is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 19, 2004
Legal
In all of Canada
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Quebec

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Quebec is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Quebec, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Quebec

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Right to change legal gender in Quebec is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Oct 1, 2015
Legal, surgery not required
Before October 1st, a proof of surgery was required.

With Bill n°35 : An Act to amend the Civil Code as regards civil status, successions and the publication of rights, it's not required anymore.

''SECTION IV
CHANGE OF DESIGNATION OF SEX

71. Every person whose sexual identity does not correspond to the designation of sex that appears in that person's act of birth may, if the conditions prescribed by this Code and by government regulation have been met, have that designation and, if necessary, the person's given names changed.

These changes may in no case be made dependent on the requirement to have undergone any medical treatment or surgical operation whatsoever.'' (Civil Code of Québec)

To qualify to change the sex designation appearing on your act of birth, you must:
- be 18 years of age or over;
- hold Canadian citizenship;
- be domiciled in Québec for at least one year.
If you were born in Québec but live elsewhere, you may also qualify to change your sex designation if you show that such an amendment is not possible in the province or country in which you are domiciled.

If you qualify to apply, you must complete the Application to Change the Sex Designation Appearing on an Act of Birth form and provide the documents indicated on the form.

In particular, you must provide an affidavit in which you affirm:

- that the designation of sex requested is the designation that best corresponds your sexual identity;
- that you assume that sexual identity and intend to continue doing so;
- that you understand the seriousness of the undertaking;
- that your undertaking is voluntary and your consent is given in a free and enlightened manner.
You must also include:

- the affidavit of a person of full age who attests to having known you for at least one year and who confirms that you are fully aware of the seriousness of your application;
- if you have already obtained a change of the designation of sex that appears in your act of birth, you must also include a letter from a physician, a psychologist, a psychiatrist or a sexologist authorized to practice in Canada or in the State in which you are domiciled, who declares having evaluated or followed you and is of the opinion that the change of the designation is appropriate having regard to the affidavit you made in support of your initial application. (Directeur de l'état civil Québec, change of sex designation)

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Quebec

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Quebec is recognized.

Current status
Since Jun 17, 2022
Recognized
Starting June 17 2022, Quebecers can change their gender marker to an X on their birth certificate, free of charge and with no consulting required. They can also be classified as a parent rather than a mother or father on their child's birth certificate.
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Until Jun 17, 2022
Not legally recognized
While non-binary identity is not currently recognized, the Quebec Supreme Court has mandated the provincial government on January 28, 2021 to make it available. A law is currently being studied.
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LGBT discrimination in Quebec

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LGBT discrimination in Quebec is illegal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Illegal
under the Quebec Charter of Human Rights. As well as Gender identity and expression federally under Bill C-16.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Quebec

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LGBT employment discrimination in Quebec is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
they just addmended the charter to include gender identity.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Quebec

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LGBT housing discrimination in Quebec is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
under the quebec charter of human rights.
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Same-sex adoption in Quebec

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Same-sex adoption in Quebec is legal.

Current status
Since Nov 1, 2004
Legal
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Serving openly in military in Quebec

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Serving openly in military in Quebec is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1992
Legal
Nationwide.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Quebec

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Blood donations by MSMs in Quebec is banned (3-month deferral).

A new law will be going into effect soon.
Not yet in effect
Going into effect Dec 4, 2022
Legal
Following the Health Canada decision to remove the deferral for men who have sex with men, Héma-Québec will remove it as well, but a little bit later than other provinces.

In the Fall 2022, men who have sex with men will be allowed to donate plasma without deferral, but not blood or platelets yet.

On December 4, 2022, the criteria will be expanded for blood and platelets. Donors will be asked about sexual partners and pregnancy history instead of being singled out for their sexual orientation.
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Current status
Jun 3, 2019–Dec 4, 2022
Banned (3-month deferral)
Health Canada mandates a 3-month deferral across the nation.
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Jan 2016–Jun 3, 2019
Banned (1-year deferral)
All across Canada.
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Conversion therapy in Quebec

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Conversion therapy in Quebec is banned.

Current status
Since Mar 16, 2021
Banned
Nationwide
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Equal age of consent in Quebec

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Equal age of consent in Quebec is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 2019
Equal
Federally regulated.
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