Transgender Issues

Joshua Ostroff

This Tiny School Paved The Way For Canada's All-Gender Bathrooms

HuffingtonPost.com | 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."

The Change Room Project May Alienate LGBT People

Andrea Mrozek | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Mrozek

The Change Room Project will come down this month. Kind folks never needed it, and unkind folks won't heed it. It's a project that wanted to draw attention to vulnerabilities, but in so doing, actually isolated people more.

Joshua Ostroff

Game Uses Romance To Tackle Gender Issues. It's Super Effective!

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Parents

Toronto game developer aims to level up the LGBTQ conversation.

The Outcry Over Alberta's LGBTQ Policies Is Why We Need Them

Laura Jane Conrad | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Laura Jane Conrad

When the Government of Alberta released their set of guidelines to support school boards in developing LGBTQ-inclusive policies, I was hopeful, then immediately disgusted by the public response. This is something I'd been waiting for, something that I had desperately needed growing up, and it is undoubtedly of critical importance to anyone who loves a trans person.

Group Protests Closure Of Toronto Gender Identity Clinic

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2016 | Canada

A group is protesting the recent closure of CAMH's youth gender identity clinic.

Transgender Student Demands Third Gender Option On Census

CBC | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Politics

"I was told to answer neither, to leave the question blank."

Etsy's Latest DIY Project Is Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Living

"Please use the restroom that feels most comfortable to you.”

A Transgender Person Is Killed Every Day Worldwide

The Huffington Post Canada | Emily Anonuevo | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

"When other people can’t figure you out, they get angry based out of fear."

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.

This Bow Tie Celebrates Transgender Awareness In A Beautiful Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Philip Mak | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

AllJackedUp's 'Ties To Love' celebrates the achievements of activists, pioneers and heroes of the transgender community.

Caitlyn Jenner Is A Trans Fantasy

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

As a friend to many trans men and women, I can tell you that this rewarding and glamourous journey of Caitlyn Jenner the world continues to watch, is far from the reality of the trans community.

The Pronoun Gaining Popularity Among Transgender People

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Impact

"Mx for 'mixed' — kind of not a 'Mr.' or 'Ms.' — it's literally what I am: mixed."

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?

Girl Guides Of Canada Updates Guidelines To Welcome Transgender Girls

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Parents

The Chief Commissioner says the new guidelines are simple —  regardless of how a child was born, a girl is a girl.

Black Voices Must Be Heard in the Conversation About Gender Violence

Black Lives Matter – Toronto | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Impact
Black Lives Matter – Toronto

Despite the Black Lives Matter movement focusing media attention on how violence affects black communities, the experiences of women and girls have not received the same sustained media attention and outcry as the experiences of men. Our voices are routinely excluded from political and public discourse. It's critical for us to make an intervention.

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."

Canada's Failure to Protect Trans Women Should Be an Election Issue

Sophia Banks | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Sophia Banks

Like most women in Canada, I feel issues that affect me are generally ignored by politicians, especially on a federal level. There was some buzz on September 21st over the #UpForDebate, which was a panel featuring video clips from political party leaders and a panel of women discussing these clips about the neglected issues women in Canada face. As a woman I should perhaps feel positive and hopeful with this progress, that finally these issues are being addressed at least in some capacity. But as a trans woman I already know that issues affecting my unique needs and concerns will be ignored.

Quebec Is Making It Easier For Transgender People To Legally Change Their Sex

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living

Several provinces have reconsidered their rules about changing sex on birth certificates in recent years.

What You Need To Know About (Trans)Gender Language

Ana Rodriguez | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Living
Ana Rodriguez

Transgender rights have been popping up in the headlines more and more in the past few months. But transphobia still exists  --  on the internet, in schools, in families, and in the media. We've come a long way and still have a long way to go.

Can I Be a Lesbian and Date a Trans Man?

Pega Ren | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living
Pega Ren

As a sex therapist in private practice, I'm asked all sorts of interesting questions on a regular basis. The following touched on sensitive and important issues deserving of being shared with others. Here's the question. Do you agree with my answer?

Sam's Story Reveals One Thing About Transitioning That's Rarely Talked About

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living

Sam MacCulloch thought the hardest part about being transgender would be accepting the fact, or coming out to his friends and family. But the lengthy ...

I've Learned There Is No Us Versus Them With Transgender Issues

Alison Tedford | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

Recently someone in my inner circle began a relationship with a transgender woman. I learned to love someone new and accept her into my circle. Issues affecting transgender people have become my issues. I have read articles about people wanting to make policy about which bathroom is used by a transgender person. Then I realized, this isn't just a problem "they" face, it's a problem she faces.

Ed The Sock: TV Paved The Way For Caitlyn Jenner

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada

Television's nothing but mindless entertainment right? Maybe, until it serves as an agent for change. But according to our resident media curmudgeon E...

Who Decides What Makes a Woman?

Madison Foster | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Madison Foster

Writer Elinor Burkett, in this past weekend's New York Times, takes it upon herself to define womanhood, which she feels is under attack from trans women. Instead, Burkett only succeeds in viciously grinding an anti-feminist axe with the intent of severing trans women from our rightful womanhood. Transmisogyny is where transphobia and misogyny meet, each intensifying the other. It is a form of gendered oppression experienced by trans women, central to which is the vicious lie that we are, or ever have been, men. This is violence, a violence which all too frequently ends in a trans woman's death.

Forget Russia, We Have Our Own Human Rights Problems

Hana Shafi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Hana Shafi

Fixating on Russia is not going to solve the various human rights crises facing the West. Russia does have several of its own human rights abuses, several of its own problems that harm the society there. But let's not pretend for a second like the West is somehow incredibly different. By doing so, we forego the responsibility to address the problems that we have right here at home, and prove to the world that we are still holding onto simplistic "scary Russia" sentiments that were just as misguided and ignorant during the Cold War as they are now.