Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (Canada)

Catholic schools in Vancouver have adopted a policy that could allow transgender students to use the pronouns, uniforms and washrooms that match their gender identity after a human rights complaint forced the local archdiocese to balance its religious teachings with the rights of transgender children. The lawyer for the 11-year-old transgender girl behind the complaint … Continue reading “Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (Canada)”

Saskatchewan (Canada)

The mother of a transgender child wants the Saskatchewan government to remove any record of a person’s sex on birth certificates. Fran Forsberg has filed a complaint to Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Commission on behalf of her six-year-old child, Renn, after the province’s Vital Statistics Agency refused to change Renn’s sex designation from “Male” to “Female” … Continue reading “Saskatchewan (Canada)”

Jackson Rae Flagg (Canada)

A British Columbia, Canada woman who identifies as a man alleges that the province discriminates against people seeking sex-reassignment surgery by forcing them to ask the Ministry of Health for approval before they can go under the knife. Jackson Rae Flagg’s complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal argues that the government unfairly puts itself between … Continue reading “Jackson Rae Flagg (Canada)”

Harriette Cunningham (Canada)

Harriette Cunningham, a Comox transgender girl, and her family have made a formal request to remove gender from her birth certificate, which they hope would improve equality for transgender people across the province.  A lawyer for the Cunningham family said there is no precedent for such a request in British Columbia.  If the Vital Statistics … Continue reading “Harriette Cunningham (Canada)”