Category Archives: News

Canada Fails on Equal Rights Again

Canada Fails on Equal Rights Again

Senator Don Plett, you don’t know me but I suspect we have a few things in common. At the most basic level we are of course both humans, we are also Canadian citizens and happen to both be married. My wife was born in Manitoba, just outside Winnipeg, and in my travels around her homeland… Read more

How Transparent Lost Transgender Trust

How Transparent Lost Transgender Trust

How Transparent Lost the Trust of the Transgender Community   I was one of the people that was not happy with all the mainstream media attention the show Transparent received, especially after the Golden Globes. The speeches were good, and the show genuinely does have it’s heart in the right place, as does the main… Read more

2014 State of the Transgender Nation

2014 State of the Transgender Nation

This article was originally published on The Mary Sue, I’ve kept Sam Maggs’ edits and I hope she’s fine with that. When I hear some positive trans news I have an instinctive mental flinch. It’s rare when news about trans issues is unabashedly positive, I wait for the insensitivity or outright attacks to start. Even… Read more

LGBT hating exorcist voted into Colorado

LGBT hating exorcist voted into Colorado

Want to know how bad the USA midterms were for non-right wing Americans? Look no further than Colorado. It looks a beautiful place, one of my best friends went to university there back in 2000 and only has positive things to say about the city. I’m so confused then as they’ve just elected Gordon ‘Dr.… Read more

Sloths on Ativan

Sloths on Ativan

It’s happened again. So many trans actors and actresses exist, so what do filmmakers do? Well, Trans men don’t exist according to Hollywood and trans women get played by straight cis guys. In the movie adaptation of the novel The Danish Girl, actor Eddie Redmayne will be playing the trans woman title character. Dammit Hollywood, yes Eddie is… Read more

Trans News – Week 33

Trans News – Week 33

Hello and welcome to Transgender News week 33 A Chronology of Advances in LGBT Rights in Canada, and in BC This review provides a brief summary of some legal and legislative developments in Canada, and then a summary of similar developments in British Columbia. This is a little out of date (actually a lot) but… Read more

Trans News Week 32

Trans News Week 32

Lots of Canadian Transgender News this last week (3rd-9th August). What We Know About: The Brain and Gender Dysphoria Like in many areas of science, it is difficult to unravel cause and effect. It is important to iterate that none of the studies presented provide us with a definite cause for gender dysphoria. It is… Read more

Trans News Week 30 – 31 2014

Trans News Week 30 – 31 2014

I didn’t write any news last week, so this week is a two week round up. The reason? I got married. Yep, life got in the way. Not a lot of Canadian news in the last two weeks, if you have any please let me know via Twitter (@marcyjaynecook) or the forums, thanks. Vancouver Pride The Vancouver… Read more

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