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.
Vancouver Pride Society is doing excellent work keeping institutions accountable for discrimination they enable.
The inaction of elected officials such as Liberals Hedy Fry and Sam Sullivan is responsible for the pain Yaletown or Olympic Village parents will feel every day taking their kids to Coal Harbour accross the downtown core.
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.
In recent months UBC asked to feature me as a success story for their engineering program. I am troubled by their conduct regarding anti-trandgender hatred on campus and I can not let UBC use my name as long as it cultivates hatred against marginalized communities or helps others do so.
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.
A 2006 studies on transgender people showed that less than 1% of transgender people regret their decision and detransition. Another,
Canada’s indigenous women and girls are “under siege,” and their deaths and disappearances amount to “a race-based genocide.”: June 2019 MMIWG report
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 families consider his presentation dangerous because it incites hate, targeted at our kids and our families.”
This is a message to the social conservative fringe of Canada. We all have the same rights, the same hopes, and the same fears. We are, in facts so much alike.