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calgaryliberal.com: The angst of a progressive.

Over the last week we have seen someone who had tried pull in progressives into a very un-progressive party be raked over the coals. For issues of arrogance and otherwise, Alison Redford has been the target of much acrimony, anger, and angst. This angst has been by both her party and the progressive voter in . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: The angst of a progressive.

Slap Upside The Head: Nova Scotia Passes Trans Rights Bill

Slap reader Paul has written in with some good news coming out of Nova Scotia. The province passed its Transgendered Persons Protection Act on Friday, explicitly protecting trans Nova Scotians from housing and employment discrimination. The bill still requires royal assent before becoming law, but there’s nothing to worry about there. I’ve yet to see . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Nova Scotia Passes Trans Rights Bill

Slap Upside The Head: Family Coalition Party Focuses On Bathrooms

Let’s do some quick word association. When I say “gender identity,” say the first thing tha—OMG TOILETS!!!!

I’m not exactly sure where Ontario’s fringe Family Coalition Party gets its funding, considering they routinely get less than a quarter of a percent of the popular vote, but they seem to have enough resources to design . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Family Coalition Party Focuses On Bathrooms

Slap Upside The Head: Nova Scotia Refuses To Pay Medical Bill For Trans Man

The province of Nova Scotia has refused to pay for a trans man’s hysterectomy, leaving him with a surprise $3,400 bill.

After experiencing some abdominal pain, Jessiah MacDonald was told that his uterus had several abnormal polyps and was recommended by a gynecologist that it be removed for preventative measures. He took his doctor’s . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Nova Scotia Refuses To Pay Medical Bill For Trans Man

Slap Upside The Head: Trans Pride Media Style Guide

Trans Pride Canada has released a pretty thorough style guide that should assist media writers when writing about trans issues in Canada. As someone who has been on the receiving end of offended readers’ wrath for confusing terms like “gender” and “sex,” please accept my Ultra Thanks 3000™, Trans Pride Canada!

Slap Upside The Head: Trans Beauty Contestant Un-Booted

Jenna Talackova, the trans beauty contestant that was booted from the Miss Universe Canada pageant for being born a male, has been allowed to re-enter the contest as long as she meets the Canadian legal definition of a woman, which I believe she does. This is a pretty big, visible step for trans recognition, so . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Trans Beauty Contestant Un-Booted

Slap Upside The Head: Trans Contestant Booted From Beauty Contest For Being Born Male

Jenna Talackova, a contestant in this year’s Miss Universe Canada pageant, has been disqualified from the competition after organisers discovered that she’s trans.

Pageant judges selected Talackova from numerous other applicants to compete in the finals for the Donald Trump-owned competition, but after Denis Davilla, one of the directors, had suspicions that she didn’t . . . → Read More: Slap Upside The Head: Trans Contestant Booted From Beauty Contest For Being Born Male

Slap Upside The Head: Ontario To Reintroduce Trans Rights Bill

A bill protecting the trans community from employment and housing discrimination in Ontario is expected to be introduced in the provincial legislature today. This will be the fourth time the bill has been introduced, but its odds are actually looking pretty good this time around. You know what they say: Fourth time’s even charmier!

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