Canada Transgender

Gigi Gorgeous Was Detained In Dubai For Being Transgender

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Style

The Canadian model was held in the airport for five hours.

Olympic Sex-Testing Is Violence Against Women

Janice Forsyth | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living
Janice Forsyth

The IOC has informally encouraged sex-testing since the 1936 Olympics, and formally since the 1968 Games. From "visual exams" inspecting the genitals of female athletes to the testosterone-seeking sex tests of today, the IOC has a horrific history of misunderstanding and misusing science to simultaneously hurt women. Women who do not fit their policy can either undergo medical intervention to force their biology into that shoebox, or quit. Several young healthy women underwent a series of invasive procedures, including clitoral amputation, to remain in competitive sport. We need to let that sink in for a minute.

Sex-Testing Female Athletes Has Nothing To Do With Fairness

Janice Forsyth | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Living
Janice Forsyth

The International Olympic Committee has decided that one single determining factor, testosterone, is the latest and greatest marker for determining sex, even though research has shown there is no one single element than can be used to pigeonhole the world into two neat biological categories: male/female. This binary is an easy fiction that obscures the messier and more complicated details of real life.

B.C. Officially Includes Transgender People In Human Rights Code

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Woo!

Pakistani Clerics Must Consult With Khawaja Siras Before Issuing Fatwas

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Khawaja Siras is a cultural identity in that may be loosely translated as trans persons. In the aftermath of recent horrific violence faced by the khawaja siras in Pakistan, a group of Sunni clerics issued a (legal opinion) sanctioning their rights including that of marriage. However, by skirting dialogue with the khawaja siras community, the clerics may have failed to maximize their potential.

Cybernetics Will Alter Our Understanding Of Transgender Rights

Brett Caron | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living
Brett Caron

The penultimate upgrade for humanity would be a perfect synthesis of human and machine -- superior to an entirely biological human, but possessing the same mind in this new hybridized frame. So what does this have to do with transgender people?

Stop Excluding Trans Survivors From Discussions Of Sexual Violence

femifesto | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
femifesto

"Most, if not all, mainstream feminism only represents a certain kind of person. Of course, we're talking about white, middle class, able-bodied, cisgender women." Too often, says Kai, marginalized communities such as trans folks aren't given a platform to talk about the issues, like sexual violence, that impact them.

Joshua Ostroff

Whatever Happened To Gender-Neutral Baby Storm?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Parents

"When people asked you if I am a boy or a girl, you said, 'I can't tell you that, only Storm will be able to tell you that some day.'"

I Came Out As Transgender, And I've Never Been Happier

Lia Kendall | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lia Kendall

You might know that the number one word associated with being transgender is "dysphoria," a vague medicalized word used ascribed to transgender people to describe how mirrors and people you thought were your friends now make you cry. But another common word I've heard transgender people use to describe themselves is "monster." I knew to expect all that pain before I told a single person. But what nobody had prepared me for was the joy.

Yes, I'm A Gay Man Who Breastfeeds. So What?

Trevor MacDonald | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Trevor MacDonald

From the baby's perspective, breastfeeding is breastfeeding. When my son was born, he didn't care that he had a transgender dad, but he sure wanted to nurse! He knew what he needed then, and he still does.

Canada Is Finally Moving Forward On Trans Rights

Sandeep Prasad | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Sandeep Prasad

The gender identity and expression bill is long overdue, with similar bills having already been introduced seven times before. But what makes this a cause for celebration is that for the first time, it's the government who is tabling the bill. Unlike previous private members' bills, this one is much more likely to pass. This bill would go a long way toward equal protections for all trans people across Canada, and could be a promising example to follow for provinces and territories who haven't yet adopted similar protections.

These Underwear Ads Show Trans Men Have Periods,Too

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Style

Friendly reminder that any gender can get a visit from Aunt Flo.

Ottawa Tween Knows Importance Of Protecting Transgender People

The Huffington Post Canada | Kaylee Lambert | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Parents

"What I want in the world is justice. I want justice and peace."

Ottawa To Make It Easier To Change SIN Sex Designation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Politics

A spokesman said the department doesn't know how many people ask for a change in the sex designation annually.

Alberta's LGBTQ Students Have The Right To Own Their Narrative

Robbie Kreger-Smith | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Robbie Kreger-Smith

Today in Alberta there is a debate about parental rights v. the rights of LGBTQ kids. It centres around the obligation of a school teacher to whom a student discloses their orientation or gender identity to tell that student's parents. I was fortunate that my parents were supportive and understanding. Not all kids are so fortunate.

Canada's Only Gender Reassignment Clinic Was Set On Fire

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada

A man allegedly set fire to the operating room around on May 2.

First Transgender Politician Elected In The Philippines

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living

Major fist pump!

Springsteen Cancels North Carolina Concert Over Anti-LGBT Law

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living

"Some things are more important than a rock show."

Why Does My Daughter Want To Be A Boy?

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Parents

Defining our gender is a fluid, non-linear process that has some important developmental milestone years.

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 Actress Hari Nef Walks Gucci's Menswear Runway

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Style

YES!

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."