A new Ipsos poll that suggests LGBTQ Canadians, particularly transgender people, feel less safe, more discrimination and less support in their communities than their straight counterparts comes as no surprise to those who advocate for them. The exclusive poll, commissioned by Yahoo Canada, found 95
The reaction in Canada to the day, on Feb 26 2015, when Conservative Senator Don Plett, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, introduced an exception clause to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to specifically discriminate against transgender women. The clause will certainly fail the supreme court tests, but the intent is clear: The Christian Conservative gate keepers have no intention to allow transgender persons to be protected against violence in Canada
Blood-starved Canadian Blood Services continues to outright refuse to take transgender women's blood donations, apparently based on damaging preconceived notions that transgender women have sex with gay men and have radioactive and poisoned blood.