Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has apologized for excluding and even hiding LGBTQ2+ content from education programs.

It happened from 2015 to 2017, at the request of some school groups.

The CMHR executive team says this practice was wrong and is contrary to the Museum’s mandate and contrary to everything they stand for as a museum for human rights.

“For breaking the trust that was extended to us by the LGBTQ2+ community, our visitors, our staff and volunteers, our members and donors, and for the hurt and harm this betrayal has caused, we apologize. We failed in our responsibility as leaders.”

The museum says president and CEO John Young won’t seek reappointment when his term is up this summer.