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.
I made some recommendations to Corrections Services Canada about improving transparency on human rights grievances and about more supports for transgender inmates.
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.
We should accept everyone’s declared sex and gender for two reasons. The ideal idea that anyone’s biology is defined at conception is deeply flawed and in Canada’s legal system the recognition of the sex or gender of others as different than at conception causes no negative consequence on anyone.
Even if Transgender themselves, a person who oppresses Trans people should not in my eyes be called a trans activist but a TERF or anti-trans activist.
I was “disappointed” to come across a position today by Glenn Schaeffer of the Lutheran Church of Canada in support
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.