Rachel Charlene Lewis
January 27, 2017 4:33 pm

Sometimes it feels like all we see is bad news, which TBH, can be rough. We wanna stay involved in the world around us, obv, but boy it isn’t easy! So we’re always grateful to come across good news, and this news is pretty exciting! Because Canadian unions just made BIG progress for trans rights, and it’s really inspiring. We have so far to go for trans equality, but at least things are looking up, even if it’s all the way in Canada.

Now this is the trans-inclusive world we wanna live in! We’re so filled with hope right now.

According to the Canadian Labour Congress, a trans activist named Christin Milloy from Toronto has been fighting since 2011 to challenge the sex and gender identity information required on many forms, and having to somehow provide proof in order to change that information. It’s a brave fight, and a necessary one.

 Canadian Labour Congress Executive Vice-President Marie Clarke Walker said,

Clarke Walker continued,

Like, yes. We couldn’t agree more, especially with that final statement. Here, no one is arguing that gender identity doesn’t matter, but that it should be handled the same way we handle other identities. Plus, this change means that there will be at least three gender options available at all times, which is a huge step for inclusion. Yay!

H/T Autostraddle

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