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Society

LGBTQ2+ museum to be created in Ottawa

A Canadian advocacy group is raising funds to create the country’s first museum presenting historical and current stories of people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans or of other gender or sexual minorities. The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual »

Society

Transgender prisoners to be accommodated

Changes are coming to Canada’s federal penitentiaries to assure the respect of the human rights of transgender offenders. Parliament recently changed the Canadian Human Rights Act to add “gender identity or expression” to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. This »

International, Society

Controversy over transgender president of Quebec women’s groups

Feminists challenge leadership of trans-woman The Federation des Femmes du Quebec (Quebec Women’s Federation) was founded in 1966 through the initiative of a Canadian icon in the women’s movement which brought together several smaller groups into a unified group. Therese »

Society

University freedom of speech: complaint was fake – controversy continues

A somewhat shocking finding has been uncovered in an issue which made major domestic and even international headlines. The incident  involved university attitudes toward freedom of speech, academic freedom, and transgender concerns. An independent inquiry into the incident at Ontario’s »

Health, Politics, Society

Male, Female, and “other”: Canadians split on “gender neutral” issue

Gender activists have been pushing various levels of Canadian governments to end gender identification on official documents. As it is now, all government documents requiring a gender identification list only two options, M-male, of F-female.  Activists want a gender neutral  »