Canada Transgender

Saint John Transgender Woman Fights To Change Birth Certificate

CBC | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada

A Saint John transgender woman is preparing to file a complaint to the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission to change the gender on her birth cer...

The Privacy of Transitioning Individuals' Health Records Could Be at Risk

Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tracey Tremayne-Lloyd

This month, as Toronto plays host to one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, it's worth reflecting on the long way Canada's LGBT community appears to have come in terms of advancing their legal rights.

Speech Therapy Has a Role in Transgender Transition

Jeanette Podolsky | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada Living
Jeanette Podolsky

The main goal of speech therapy for a transitioning individual is to alter one's speech to better represent his/her new sense of self. Speech is not something people generally think about, but it can be a significant aspect in defining one's self. Our voice plays a huge role in how we see ourselves and how we present ourselves to others.

28 LGBTQ Canadians To Celebrate As Pride Approaches

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living

June is the month for Pride, and it's been a landmark one in 2015. Between record-breaking attendance at Winnipeg's parade and petitions for giant ...

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.

What Caitlyn Jenner Teaches Us About Authenticity

Marcia Sirota | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Like millions of other people, I've been following the Caitlyn Jenner story over the past several months. What we've been seeing is a person who's lived her entire life with a painful secret. She's saying that at last, she's free to be her authentic self.

'Health Care Is Incredibly Inaccessible For Most Trans People Across The Country'

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Canada's health-care system may be built on the premise of equal access for all, but the transgender community says the provision of service...

Understanding Transgender Pronouns

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Living

Because a person's gender is always valid.

Transgender SFU Students Protest For More Gender-Inclusive Washrooms

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Transgender students across Canada are fighting to feel safe using public facilities.

Award Created In Memory Of Slain B.C. Transgender Woman

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A youth leadership award has been created in honour of January Marie Lapuz, a transgender woman who was killed in New Westminster, B.C. Lapuz, 26, ...

WATCH: His Eight-Year Journey From A Woman To A Man

The Future Starts Here | Posted 11.19.2014 | Canada Impact

Tiffany’s producer and co-writer Sawyer Steele happens to be transgender. In this episode he joins Tiffany to share his transition story, as well as...

Vancouver Parents Take School Board's Transgender Policy To Court

CBC | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A group of parents have a filed a petition in BC Supreme Court seeking to overturn a controversial Vancouver school board policy that provides supp...

B.C. YouTube Star's Transformation From Prince To Princess

The Huffington Post B.C. | Hillary Nguyen-Don | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Most Canadians have never heard of B.C.'s Julie Vu, but to hordes of YouTube fans worldwide, she is Princess Joules, transgender role model and LGBT a...

Joshua Ostroff

WATCH: An Intimate Look At This Transgender Punk Rocker's Life

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Acknowledging Vulnerabilities Can Help Empower Women

Kevin Elliott | Posted 09.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Elliott

Trish Kelly, a prominent member of Vancouver activism and a self-described sex-positive" and "queer" resigned her nomination as a candidate for park board in the city's upcoming municipal election, because of the surfacing of a humorous and risqué Fringe Festival video she made about masturbation from way back in 2006. As a male, I struggle with the guilt that something like that would not be nearly as damaging to my public figure.

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. ...

What's So Funny About Being Trans?

CBC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada TV

A Vancouver production company are celebrating after their transgender comedy TV show — The Switch — met its initial crowdfunding goal over the we...

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...

Controversial Transgender Policy Coming To Vancouver Schools

CBC | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver School Board trustees have adopted a controversial update to school policy that will provide supports for transgender students. After a l...

Bid To Make Transgender Discrimination A Hate Crime Fails

CBC | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics

The House of Commons justice committee voted Tuesday against an amendment to Bill C-13, the so-called cyberbullying bill, that would have made discrim...

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.

Transgender Woman's Blood Donation Turned Away

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver woman was shocked when Canadian Blood Services (CBS) turned her away from donating blood because she is transgender. Clayre Sessoms say...