Tag: discrimination

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…

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Canadian Libraries And Universities Abdicating From Discrimination Responsibilities Enable It

On September 29, 2019, Self-identified feminist journalist Meghan Murphy gave a talk about her feelings regarding transgender women and feminism. It drew strong criticism across Canada and head-scratching abroad. Murphy’s thesis is that transgender women are men because being transgender is “in fact” an impossibility and that transgender people put cisgender people at risk, with…

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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.…

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Audio: Vancouver Rape Relief to be excluded for future contracts until it meets City of Vancouver eligibility criteria on inclusion

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.

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