I’m a passionate BC New Democrat, and one lesson I learned from Jack Layton’s story is that when working towards the greater good it’s best to have a diversity of viewpoints on your side. Continue reading Politics: Why I chose to run with Mark Marissen and Progress Vancouver
There are many who face persecution or violence because of their gender identity or expression, or due to their sexual orientation. Here are four legal ways people can get to safety in Canada. Continue reading Getting to safety in Canada when LGBT+
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…
Over 27% of Vancouver kids born in 2010 have left the city. Our city needs to do better on livability and affordability so families choose to live here. Continue reading Let’s Talk Actually Affordable Housing
Instead of making things even worse and giving hatred room to express itself, protesting Canadian truckers should have helped their unvaccinated colleagues find solutions when the US closed its doors to them. Continue reading Requiring Vaccination At Work Takes Nobody’s Rights Away
I’ve asked for three measures that I think will help everyone withstand COVID as the next waves come in my Jan 13, 2022 Vancouver Is Awesome op-ed “3 things that should happen to better protect B.C.’s most vulnerable against COVID-19” … Continue reading Its time to add covid measures
On the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance, I asked UBC leadership to meet with me for a conversation on whether their policy on platforming hate propaganda has changed since they held space for transphobia in 2018. #TDOR Continue reading Open Letter to UBC Leadership
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
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