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.
On June 12 2016, Orlando's Pulse Nightclub was the scene of a massacre targeting the LGBTQ community. We must stand together to fight off the cultivation of hateful impuses before they become murderous action.
BC Liberals are discovering a problem with building their political movement's coalition around the demands of deeply social-conservative groups is that they can be intransigent and unrepresentative of the values the party really stands for. Count on them to make more messes.
No matter who they are or what they believe, people who incite discrimination on prohibited grounds are inciting others to break the law. This be stopped from doing it in a rented space.
On April 24 2019, I asked VSB Trustees that the Vancouver Public Library Library follow the example of the Toronto Public Library and reserve the right to deny or cancel a booking as follows when it reasonably believes use by any individual or group will be for a purpose that is likely to promote, or would have the effect of promoting discrimination, contempt or hatred for any group or person on the basis of prohibited grounds.
It's not the name calling that gets anti-transgender activists in trouble, it's the harassment. It's the incitement of hatred. It's the acts of prohibited discrimination.
A handy email from R. Franklin Carter compiled a list of coverage of the Oger BC Human Rights Tribunal decision finding Bill Whatcott guilty of violating section 7 of the BC Human Rights Code. R. Franklin Carter is Editor and Researcher of the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council, in Toronto, … Continue reading Press Coverage: Oger v Whatcott Human Rights Decision
Anti-transgender propaganda a modern version of a ‘whites only’ sign
BC tribunal rules that publishing flyers indicating an intention to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and likely to expose an individual and other transgender persons to hatred or contempt violates human rights law.
On March 13, 2019 the Vancouver City Finance and Programs Committee heard from speakers in favour of and opposed to a grant request by Vancouver Rape Relief. This is the audio of the speakers presentations. The city renewed the grant but listed the organization as ineligible for future funding.