Women in Canadian History: Michelle Douglas
Michelle Douglas joined the Canadian military in 1986 but was dismissed in 1989 for being “Not Advantageously Employable Due to Homosexuality.” She sued the Department of National Defence. In 1992, just before her case went to trial, the Canadian military abandoned its policy banning gays and lesbians and settled out of court. She shared her story in Ottawa in July 2018.
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