Yesterday Jason Thibeault, no stranger to these parts, wrote a great summary of the recent fight to get trans rights legislation passed in Canada. Basically, no one at all is taking the bill seriously. What’s interesting is that while the petition to get the MPs and media to take notice is languishing in obscurity there is another petition protesting a trans woman being kicked out of a beauty pageant. The petition to get trans people the rights they deserve and need is being mostly ignored while the petition to protest a cis-normative appearing trans woman being excluded from a venue for objectifying women is crazy popular, guys. The takeaway: Society wants to masturbate to trans people but not allow them any basic rights or dignity.

I’m appalled, and you should be too. Go read Jason’s piece, then go and sign the petition. (You do not have to be a Canadian to sign it. I checked.)

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LousyCanuckMarch 29, 2012 8:49 am

Thanks for the pingback! This one needs all the amping it can get. It’s bloody shameful.

Sasha March 29 2012 08:50 am

I'm ashamed to say that I hadn't signed the petition until yesterday, assuming that as a non-Canadian it would mess things up. Natalie set me straight and you both made it clear how dire things were looking. I'm gonna keep harping on this.

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