Trans Rights

Joshua Ostroff

This Tiny School Paved The Way For Canada's All-Gender Bathrooms | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Parents

"Some people fit into girl and boy, and some people don't. And that's OK, because they're still people."

Trudeau Must Put Pro-Choice Into The Budget

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

A key part of being feminist is respecting all people's choices about their own bodies. While a gender-balanced cabinet is a step in the right direction, there is no such thing as gender equality without bodily autonomy. If women aren't able to make decisions about their own bodies, equality is null and void.

Joshua Ostroff

Game Uses Romance To Tackle Gender Issues. It's Super Effective! | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Parents

Toronto game developer aims to level up the LGBTQ conversation.

How Canada's LGBT Became Human Under The Law

Ron Levy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living
Ron Levy

December 10 is celebrated internationally as Human Rights Day. It is therefore an ideal time to reflect on how Canada's LGBT were once so feared and loathed that -- until surprisingly recently -- discriminating against them was both common and legal.

Joshua Ostroff

Trans Icon Says Trudeau Should Legalize Sex Work To Save Lives | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"OK Justin, if it’s a priority, where's the trans woman in your party? Where? Maybe they don’t have one — get one. Find one."

Transgender Women In U.S. Facing Alarmingly High Homicide Numbers

CP | David Crary, The Associated Press | Posted 11.21.2015 | Canada Living

While Caitlyn Jenner made the cover of Vanity Fair and Laverne Cox prospered as a popular actress, other transgender women have become homicide victims at an alarming rate.

We Asked Trans Canadians About #Elxn42. Here's What They Said.

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living

Have transgender issues been addressed in this election campaign?

Catholic Board Meet Education Minister To Talk Transgender Policy

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I think a lot of points were made today about how that can't happen again."

Bike Shop Serves Only Ciswomen And Trans Customers On Sundays

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Impact

A Toronto DIY bicycle shop offers its services to ciswomen and trans customers only on Sundays, excluding other patrons, to create a safe space. C...

The Transgender Bill Is About Equality, Not Bathrooms

Irwin Cotler | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Wednesday night the House of Commons passed C-279, a bill that provides human rights protections to transgender Canadians. Since its introduction over a year ago, critics have reduced it to the "Bathroom Bill", a distorted characterization of what is truly important domestic human rights legislation. This legislation not only carries great symbolic value, but would also produce three substantive and practical effects to help reduce the frequency of discrimination and violence against transgendered Canadians. Moreover, there is precedent for the use of the term "gender identity" in Canadian provincial as well as international contexts.

Danielle Smith and the Trouble with Trans Medicine in Alberta

Valerie Keefe | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Valerie Keefe

Danielle Smith came out against Alberta Health Insurance funding genital reconstruction surgery. She said it was because she didn't want vital resources spent on elective medicine when there was important care to be paid for. But currently, a trans person expressing a need for hormone replacement therapy, has a very long -- and difficult -- road ahead of them.