Arielle Twist started a GoFundMe campaign to write her first book.
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LGBTQ people encounter many barriers to accessing exercise facilities.
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The median household income for trans people in Ontario is just $15,000.
Ontario, B.C. and other provinces need to introduce options besides male or female on IDs to show that discrimination will not be tolerated.
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“It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself."
There are many ways to stand with our trans friends, but one of the most meaningful is listening to their stories and having their voices heard.
Military forces around the world have different politics when it comes to transgender people in service.
I truly believe that anyone who wants children, who will love and cherish and care for a child in a nurturing home, should be able to have one.
One tweet is not like the other.
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It’s still not a term I feel comfortable with.
Trans people struggle with employment, basic medical care, accessing things like housing and even public washrooms. Look around. Most of the services offered are categorized by gender, so trans people face constant barriers using them.
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Indeed, Bill C-16 helps to redress incomplete protections for some of the most vulnerable women in Canadian society today: transgender women. For over a decade now, however, legislation aiming to protect transgender rights has stalled. Numerous lives have continued to be tragically impacted by discrimination, harassment and violence in the meantime.
Laws can make a huge difference in the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) youth and children -- and yes -- laws can even reduce the bullying they experience. Transgender youth experience bullying at much higher rates than their cisgender (non-transgender) peers.
We strongly urge all Senators to pass Bill C-16 without amendment. Because human rights must apply to everyone -- acceptance and inclusion is not reserved only for those who are like us. Trans and gender diverse people face discrimination, harassment and violence in many aspects of their lives.
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Our government has a duty to protect the human rights of all people. Laws that seek to enshrine those rights and protect us from discrimination should be considered without hesitation. If enacted into law, Bill C-16 will protect some of the most marginalized people in Canada and so, it is with all our might that we need to support its passing.
Back in the 1970s as a vice-principal of a local high school, a grade nine student registered as "male" informed me he was now "female." The gender spectrum at that time was largely an official mystery. She, requested the use of the girl's washroom and I made arrangements to have her use the female staff washroom.
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We need to keep the conversation going.
"Don't judge a book by it's cover."
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Schools received complaints that the book taught children to be transgender. (Sigh.)
Roller derby is known for kicking ass, and now it's set an example with its gender inclusion policy. Thousands of members around the world belong to the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, which re...
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"Nunavummiut who are transgender have the same right to live a full and productive life as anyone else in the territory, free of discrimination."
Transgender, gender nonconforming and intersex people are not sexual deviants. The rest of the population does not need protection from them. This line of thinking creates unnecessary fear at the thought of encountering a transgender or gender nonconforming person in a public restroom.
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And they're actually answered by transgender people.
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Jess Herbst recently came out to New Hope's residents in an open letter.
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"In South Asian countries people still aren't that accepting, they treat it like an illness."
We need each other. We need these connections to survive and we need to talk about mental illness to share light and hope. We need to stop stigmatizing mental illness. We need to survive mental illness. You need to survive it. You have to keep moving. Keep fighting. Keep dreaming.
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Joe Maldonado was told to leave after parents complained.
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The Ontario legislative assembly just unanimously passed The All Families Are Equal Act, a new family law that offers a more inclusive understanding of what makes 'family.' This much-anticipated legal reform marks a leap forward in Ontario's recognition of a broader range of families.
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I recently read a heart-wrenching essay in The Globe and Mail's Facts and Arguments section. It's about a woman named Sally who is going through a difficult emotional time and questioning the universe while having a spa day. Her turmoil was palpable, her angst was raw, and her self-doubt was heart-wrenching.
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I am a non-binary trans person. I know that many people do not yet understand what this means. Many people refuse to acknowledge my existence. Being seen as I am by people is a remarkable feeling, and my grandmother gave this gift to me in the most unexpected moment. My grandmother spent her minute of clarity, while suffering in a state of almost perpetual dementia and physical exhaustion, to give me a beautiful gift of cross-generational respect as a trans person. To see me as I am.
Trans people are diverse, but we are not all the same. Non-binary trans people have been largely excluded from the discussion about trans people, and this erasure delegitimizes our identity. What troubles me is that some people are acting out dangerous forms of transphobia to erase non-binary trans people.