In recent years, Canada has increasingly been seen as a global leader in advancing the human rights and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities, or LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people). What does this actually mean? What are the ways that the Canadian government has moved to integrate LGBTI+ issues into its work? How are Canadian civil society and the private sector involved with partnering with the Canadian government on these issues? This session will explore the inclusion of LGBTI+ issues in foreign affairs, development aid, refugee support and international trade – and the role that Canada and Canadians are increasingly playing in these areas globally.