Transgender Issues

Most Transgender Youth In Canada Self-Harm, Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Parents

Transgender youth in Canada are facing major mental and physical health challenges, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. ...

Vancouver Police Discriminated Against Transgender People: Tribunal

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The complainant spent a night in jail shortly after sex reassignment surgery and says nurses refused to let her go through with post-operation procedures.

Joshua Ostroff

WATCH: An Intimate Look At This Transgender Punk Rocker's Life | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Music

Laura Jane Grace, singer for political punk rockers Against Me!, has always been outspoken, but for much of her life she felt forced to hide her true ...

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace On Being A Transgender Role Model

The Huffington Post Canada | Benjamin Boles | Posted 06.26.2014 | Canada Music

Most progressive-minded musicians would be thrilled to play an event as massive as the 2014 WorldPride celebrations in Toronto this week, but for Agai...

The Worst Questions Trans People Get Asked

CP | Leanne Italie, The Associated Press | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - At a party, in a checkout line or out to dinner, transgender model Arisce Wanzer has this to say about routine, uncomfortable questio...

Vancouver Mother Speaks Out For Her Transgender Son

Ian Young | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Young

Vancouver mother Fiona Chen knew her daughter was different, almost as soon as she could express herself. "From age three she refused to wear dresses...there were so many beautiful dresses that I had to give away," said Chen with a laugh. But it was the start of a difficult journey.

Laverne Cox Covers Time Magazine

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.30.2014 | Canada Style

"Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox is on the cover of this week's Time magazine, and girl is looking fierce and fabulous. The cover story, ...

Vancouver Transgender Students Could Use Any School Washroom

CBC | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver School Board got a mixed reception to plans to change its sexual orientation and gender identity policy at a packed public meeting Wedne...

WATCH: Transgender Model's Inspiring Message

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Style

Even though model Geena Rocero had been working in the fashion business for a decade, no one in the industry, including friends, colleagues and her ag...

Transgender Canadians Deserve Protection -- Why Aren't They Getting It?

Peter Goffin | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Peter Goffin

When newly-sentenced Wikileaks source Pvt. Bradley Manning revealed he would be pursuing gender reassignment while in prison, the announcement was met with a raft of reaction, some of it supportive, much of it venomous. Some 1,700 km northeast of the cell where Manning will serve 35 years for leaking U.S. military secrets, Canadian legislators have been at work since June 2011 to expand the Canadian Criminal Code to include gender identity and gender expression on the list of characteristics protected by hate crime law

Anything Girls Can Do, I Can Do Better

Donald D'Haene | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

At 17 I just enjoyed reversing the gender stereotypes of my peers. I was raised in a hierarchal, conservative area (read: small-town Ontario) in the 1960s. I recall a girl sitting behind me in my Gr. 12 business class piping up, "Boys cannot be secretaries!" Personally, I thought, was she for real?

Transwoman Connor Ferguson Takes Prom Queen Title In Trenton

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Living

It's not many schools that can say they struck a blow against discrimination by naming its prom queen, but for Trenton High School in Ontario, their e...