Canada

Some trans stories from Canada that might be of interest to trans and non-binary communities. This section was created November 2020, as I debated for a long time whether I had the time or ability to adequately cover such a large, diverse country. If you’re tuning in from somewhere in the country with a story you’d like to share, I’d love to hear it!

January 2021 – Quebec Superior Court Justice Gregory Moore has given Quebec until the end of 2021 to revise several sections of the Civil Code of Quebec because they discriminate against trans and non-binary people. His ruling invalidated several articles, including one that prevented a person from changing the sex listed on their birth certificate. Moore also struck down the provision that requires someone to be identified as a mother or a father on a declaration of birth, rather than being referred to as a parent. The judge further ruled that people should be allowed to change their gender designation, even if they are not Canadian citizens, opening the door to permanent residents, refugees and people without status.

December 2020 – Canadian publishing industry supports trans, non-binary communities

November 2020 – Transgender publishing alive and well in B.C.

October 2020 – Backxwash wins Polaris Music Prize

October 2020 – Bill to ban conversion therapy introduced

August 2020 – Dr. Lorne Warneke, friend to Alberta trans community, dies