I’m Seeking the Progress Vancouver nomination for Vancouver Council. Here’s why…

Vancouver needs people to want to stay here but over the last 12 years three municipal governments have struggled to bring results to make our Vancouver affordable.

The situation is so serious that there are 12,561 fewer under-18s in Vancouver than there were in 2010.

That’s why I’m seeking the nomination with Progress Vancouver for City Council: for a thriving Vancouver where people can actually afford to live.

Find out more about why I think this really matters. Continue reading I’m Seeking the Progress Vancouver nomination for Vancouver Council. Here’s why…

Trans Rights in BC: Some Interesting Case Law That Mattered

Notes from a seminar I gave at UBC Allard School of law in 2021 for law students and interested faculty…augmented with some additional details afterwards. This is a living document. Delivered 28 Jan 2021 to Allard Law School (online) Morgane Oger, Morgane Oger Foundationhttps://ogerfoundation.cahttps://twitter.com/ogerfoundation|https://twitter.com/morganeogerbc What is Trans? “Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from the sex that they were assigned at birth. Some transgender people who desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another identify as transsexual.” – Wikipedia American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic Statistical Manual – V (version five): Gender Dysphoria World Health Organization ICD-11: Gender Incongruence Numbers … Continue reading Trans Rights in BC: Some Interesting Case Law That Mattered

Assertions minus evidence equals bias

I seem to have attracted the scorn of never-allow-trans-kids-to-transition crowd again, including that obsessive sandwich board guy who has taken a keen interest in things that to my knowledge don’t impact him at all. The conversation about medical transition of children and young adults is fascinating to me. Many of us worked hard to protect against discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression and sexual orientation. It took queer rights advocates years to get these two explicit protections locked in, and in both cases there are myriad reasons postulated why such protection should not happen. Each time, socially-conservative … Continue reading Assertions minus evidence equals bias

Women in public life - equal participation in decision making - end violence - achieve gender equality #CSW65

It’s time that UNCSW follows Canada’s example and recognize the diversity of sexuality and gender

The UN Commission on the Status of Women continues to ignore over 135 million Lesbian or Bisexual women and over 24 million transgender women and nonbinary persons with female sex characteristics.

I call on the UN CSW recognizing the diversity of gender and sexuality at CSW65. Continue reading It’s time that UNCSW follows Canada’s example and recognize the diversity of sexuality and gender