Canada’s government has pledged $30 million to improve LGBT lives in developing countries over the next five years. The announcement, made February 7, includes annual payments of $10 million after that. Randy Boissonnault, Canada’s special adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on LGBTQ2 issues, and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau joined LGBT global advocates in Ottawa for the announcement. Boissonnault is also the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre. Homosexuality is criminalized in more than 70 countries around the world. In eight countries, LGBT people can be subjected to the death penalty.