Here’s how you can support Ontario’s trans community

Community activists, politicians speak out in light of PC’s anti-trans resolution

Graham Robertson, Editor

On Saturday, November 17th, the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) party voted to pass a resolution that would deny recognizing gender identity theory, during a three-day convention in Toronto.

PC Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Tanya Granic Allen proposed the resolution, which reads, “Be it resolved that an Ontario PC Party recognizes “gender identity theory” for what it is, namely, a highly controversial, unscientific “liberal ideology”; and, as such, that an Ontario PC Government will remove the teaching and promotion of “gender identity theory” from Ontario schools and its curriculum.”

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What’s coming up this Pride weekend in Ottawa

Trans march, Sunday’s parade, and creating spaces for queer people of colour

Graham Robertson, Editor

The celebrations are well underway for this year’s Pride week in Ottawa, and if you haven’t yet checked out what’s going on, we’ve got all the details on the hottest events happening this weekend.

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Trans Day of Remembrance to provide community space of mourning

Event reminds Ottawa to reflect on high rate of violence against transgender people

Savannah Awde, Editor

Though some may think of events around transgender rights as rallies or protests, the Trans Day of Remembrance stands in contrast as a space of mourning and reflection.

On Monday, Nov. 20, Ottawa’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will return to the capital. Organizer Fae Johnstone emphasizes that this is primarily a day for trans folks to mourn through vigil, but also for cis folks to engage with the broad range of issues facing trans communities.

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