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.
When you claim denying a publicly-available service for women to trans women is justified or even legal in Canada you are lying.
I have dreaded writing this article for the months I have considered it. My advisors recommend against it but I feel it is necessary. It is not with levity I use the word predator literally
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.
During the BC Human Rights Tribunal hearing, I gave hours of testimony under oath including 4 1/2 hours under cross-examination. These are the excerpts from the ruling.
This is my voice.
A handy email from R. Franklin Carter compiled a list of coverage of the Oger BC Human Rights Tribunal decision
Anti-transgender propaganda a modern version of a ‘whites only’ sign
I recorded a video expressing my thoughts about the groundbreaking BC Human Rights Tribunal ruling that finally sets clear limits to our charter rights when it comes to hate propaganda against transgender persons.
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.