Canada Transgender

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."

2015's Biggest Transgender Moments In Fashion

The Huffington Post Canada | Philip Mak | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Style

From Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover to & Other Stories' all-trans campaign, it was a big year for transgenders in fashion this year.

Transgender Choir Fighting Overlooked Problem in LGBTQ Community

AP | Collin Binkley, The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Impact

"Look how far we've come."

The Life Of A Transgender Woman In The Caribbean

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Transphobia has ingrained itself subtly in the entire system across many Caribbean countries. Magistrates do not impose harsh enough penalties on people who commit hate crimes against trans people. We don't even have hate crime laws here on our books.

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."

Joshua Ostroff

Trans Icon Says Trudeau Should Legalize Sex Work To Save Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"OK Justin, if it’s a priority, where's the trans woman in your party? Where? Maybe they don’t have one — get one. Find one."

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.

Trans Student Policy Unanimously Approved By Manitoba School Division

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Parents

About 165 students, or less than one per cent of the division's school population, are transgender.

Caitlyn Jenner Shouldn't Be A 'Woman Of The Year'

BLUNTmoms | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

In no way would I suggest that the struggle transgender people face isn't real. But let's face it. She was living as a man, not a woman, until six months ago. A woman in hiding as a man, perhaps, but as far as the universe is concerned, she was a he, and treated with all the benefits that come along with being a rich white man for the better part of 65 years.

Conservative Muslims Must Lead the Dialogue With LGBT Muslims

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.25.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

How can Muslim LGBT lead the dialogue if a majority amongst them segregate their lives from conservative spaces? The importance of dialogue within conservative Muslim communities cannot be over-emphasized. Such a dialogue will have to be part of a much-needed internal critique, for outside solutions may be rejected as anti-Muslim bigotry.

Affirming Transgender Persons Is a Catholic Value

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Recently, a parochial vicar in Edmonton added to the debate on an issue as trivial as the use of washroom facilities by a transgender student in an elementary Catholic school. In his seven-point missive, he seemed to justify the use of the words "mental illness" and "disorder" used by the Catholic authorities for transgender persons -- the parochial vicar can only speak for himself.

U of T Decreases Gender-Neutral Bathrooms After Voyeurism Reports

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living

Two women reported seeing someone reach a cellphone over while they were in the shower.

As a Muslim, I Believe There Is No Room for Transphobia in Islam

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Both conservative Muslims and Catholics talk of mercy and compassion, but it seems they draw the limits at LGBT persons. While they have been able to get past difficult texts on slavery and concubinage, they have not been as successful on texts that are used to repress sexual minorities. Given the Prophet's teaching of "doing no harm and accepting no harm," it is clear that any Muslim position in Canada should not be based on the fear-mongering of transphobic "Muslim" and "Christian" groups. Indeed, justifying one's transphobia under the guise of religious freedom is unconscionable.

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.

Transgender Students Have 'Mental Disorder,' School Trustee Says

CBC | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

An Edmonton Catholic School Board trustee says transgender students should be considered as having a mental illness. "I see that as a mental disorde...

This Muslim Principal Could Use an Islamic Sex Ed Course

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

Farrah Marfatia, principal of the Maingate Islamic Academy in Mississauga, has written a guide, "How to talk to your Muslim child about topics in the Ontario Ministry of Education's Health Education Curriculum, 2015." She believes that from her "Islamic" perspective the curriculum is not age appropriate and is concerned about "how" she would teach it to her own children.

H&M's & Other Stories Launches All-Transgender Campaign

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Style

This is a gamechanger.

Can Fashion Truly Say 'I Am Cait'?

The Huffington Post Canada | Philip Mak | Posted 08.14.2015 | Canada Style

What happens in the fashion world after "I am Cait"?

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.

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...