Getting to safety in Canada when LGBT+
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.
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.
Check Out The Day Of Pink “Colour With Pride” Colouring books
When I was invited by the nice folks at Day Of Pink to be featured in the 3rd edition of their colouring book “Colouring With Pride” to mark International Day of Pink 2020 on 8 April 2020, I was thrilled. But then COVID-19 happened. it’s finally out.
Vancouver Leads The Way: Public Funds Should Never Teach and Reinforce Transphobia.
I am mindful Vancouver City Council members must be facing quite a bit of push-back from Vancouver Rape Relief (VRR) and their supporters as a result of today’s finance committee vote on the staff recommendation to cancel funding of their outreach and education program. On February 26, the City of Vancouver’s Standing Committee on City…
I have a Question For Justin Trudeau About the Blood Ban
The federal ban barring monogamous gay men and transgender women from giving desperately-needed blood when others engaged in the same activities freely donate blood is a galling example of what could have been, but for Justin Trudeau and Hedy Fry’s lacking the will to do the right thing.
Is Canada Contributing To The UK Anti-Trans Violence?
Is Canada’s unregulated online hate propaganda targeting transgender people contributing to the 81% rise in crimes targeting transgender people in the UK? Equal rights charity Stonewall estimated that two in five trans people had experienced a hate crime or incident in the past year.
Parents Letter: “Anti-SOGI Disinformation Incites Hatred Against Our Kids”
Parents: “Jenn Smith has taken it upon himself…to organize public speaking events, where he goes from one community to the next, sharing his presentation to the public. The content of his presentation is misinformation, debunked pseudo-science, conspiracy theories, and a few of his own personal life experiences. Those of us who have LGBTQ2+ children and…
IDAHOTIB: Addressing Online Hatred at Parliament.
Hate propaganda acts by creating anger or disgust towards a person or group because of their identity. It often specifically targets people over their gender identity or sexual orientation.
The Erosion of Decency: Free Expression Has no Room For Inciting Discrimination or Hatred
On May 2 2019, conservative faith-based group Canadian Christian Lobby, the CCL, held a public talk entitled “The erosion of freedom: How transgender politics in school and society is undermining our freedom and harming women and children”. This was the fourth in a series on Vancouver Island that also advertises dates in Metro Vancouver in may.…
Tweaks of Oversight and Inclusion Policies Needed at Corrections Services Canada
I made some recommendations to Corrections Services Canada about improving transparency on human rights grievances and about more supports for transgender inmates.