We're lucky in Canada to have a Human Rights Code that recognizes the inherent right to fair and equitable treatment, regardless of who we are...well, almost. Gender Identity is still not specified as a prohibited ground for discrimination under the Code. Most of us probably haven't given this … [Continue reading] Gender Identity & Human Rights
Last week I saw a short article in the Metro News about a new at-home gender prediction test that pregnant women (and pregnant trans men) can take at 7 weeks. It is called (no surprise) "Pink or Blue". *sigh* But this post is not about colours. It's about gender versus sex. It's a distinction that … [Continue reading] Gender & Sex – learning the difference
Last year a university student studying to be a guidance counsellor filed a lawsuit against Eastern Michigan University when she was dismissed because she refused to affirm homosexual behaviour of clients on religious grounds. Yesterday, the Judge dismissed the lawsuit. Thank God ! (pun … [Continue reading] It’s not ok to not serve gays – judge upholds ruling
Ah yes, Jason Akermanis.... I'm a little behind the news, I admit, but I have to comment on Jason Akermanis' column. Having just read the column in the Herald, a few things stand out. Firstly, he is right in suggesting that coming out as an athlete presents some different challenges. We've seen … [Continue reading] Homophobia in Football
It's getting hot in here.... The recent unrest about happenings at Pride Toronto leave me questioning how far we have come from our roots. Pride parades began because of discrimination and injustice. They marked a turning point in visibility and demanding equal rights. We are fortunate to live in … [Continue reading] What’s happening at Toronto Pride?