I made some recommendations to Corrections Services Canada about improving transparency on human rights grievances and about more supports for transgender inmates.
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.
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.
I was there, and I hold the Vancouver Public Library and the City of Vancouver responsible for knowingly taking part in Feminist Current and Meghan Murphy publishing hatred to the internet from their facilities.
People are asking me about the advocacy that led to being honoured with the being awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General in the name of the Queen and all Canadians. These two short docs by award-winning filmmaker Christine Lord tell the story of the events between 2014 and 2016 that led to … Continue reading Human Rights in Doc form
I was "disappointed" to come across a position today by Glenn Schaeffer of the Lutheran Church of Canada in support of conversion therapy, sometimes called reparative therapy. This is the practice of trying to change the sexuality or gender identity of people. In a recent CBC article, I learned that the Lutheran Church of Canada … Continue reading Like The UN, Jesus Would Have Called Conversion Therapy A Hateful Act of Torture. So should our Churches.
Ken Zucker's Gender Identity Clinic was found to be out of step with modern practices, to listen too much to the desires of the parents over the needs of the child, to be inconsistent in the treatments of clients, to use criteria that raised alarm with the investigators, and to not seek the required consent of clients it used in its research.
It was closed.
The only province without one since the BC Liberal Government disbanded it in 2002, BC is preparing to re-instate its Human Rights Commission. Here is what Morgane Oger, a BC human rights activist, would like to see.