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In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison

Canada's federal prison service has approved the first transfer of a transgender inmate to an institution based on gender identity rather than physical anatomy, CBC News has learned.

Fallon Aubee, who has been serving a life sentence at B.C.'s...

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Today, trans Canadians celebrate Bill C-16. Tomorrow, the work begins for us all

From an opinion piece in The Globe and Mail: Brenda Cossman is a professor of law and director of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. Ido Katri is a...

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Justin Trudeau: legislation, apology, coming for past wrongs against LGBTQ community

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to introduce legislation by the end of year which will erase the convictions of those who were punished in Canada for sexual activity with a same-...

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Refugee board creates guidelines for deciding LGBTQ claims

From a Toronto Star article:Nicaraguan man was refused asylum in Canada because he...

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Canadian passport will have new marker for transgender travellers, justice minister says

Transgender travellers will soon have another option to tick off on their passport other than "male" or "female."

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the government is working to update its gender identity policies right across...

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HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes: HALCO's Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Articles include:
  • HALCO's Ryan Peck Receives the...
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Federal budget vows $100-million for strategy on gender-based violence

The Liberal government is planning to invest more than $100-million over five years to create a national strategy to prevent gender-based violence, citing a Globe and Mail investigation into how police handle sex-assault...

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Ontario employers should end gender-specific dress codes: report

From a Global News article: Women who work in restaurants and bars should not be forced to wear high heels, short skirts and low-cut tops, human rights activists said Tuesday, calling for an end to sexualized dress codes for female...

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March 9: International Women's Day / Journée internationale des femmes panel discussion webcast

The prevalence of misogynist and discriminatory language and action in the recent U.S. election campaign reminds us that feminism remains necessary and relevant. The onslaught faced by Hillary Clinton and other women during this campaign is only one...

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Is your gender really necessary on a passport?

In what transgender rights activists are calling a "landmark" development, the Canadian government has settled a human rights case that could pave the way for gender markers to be scrubbed from passports...

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