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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in CANADA...
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Stephen (user currently living in CANADA) posted for bisexual readers on 02/03/2014 tagged with gender identity, sexual orientation
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Hi, my name is Stephen, from Toronto. My partner is organizing a call for submissions for bi* identified photographers for "FLUID" - (bisexual/queer/pansexual/fluid/omnisexual/two spirit/don't-label-me & other non-exclusively straight or non-exclusively gay identities) -- photo exhibit planned for June 2014, for WorldPride (Toronto, Canada). We are interested in seeing a variety of photo based work (digital, collage, analog, historical process) and experimental works. More info on theme / how to enter is on our blog: http://fluid2014.wordpress.com. Deadline for submissions is April 1st. You can contact Catherine at fluidtoronto@gmail.com with questions or for more info!
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Moira Anne MacLachlan (user currently living in CANADA) posted for intersex readers on 24/03/2013 tagged with intersex, lgbt families, hate crime and violence prevention, health, gender identity, human rights
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I am in process of sorting out some rather complicated info about my past, I came across some records (surgical) of mine that refer to some info that is typical to males, I am female (though these surgeries where when I was very young) and a mother of one (biological was pregnant and carried to term) Both myself and my daughter have some pretty big health issues in terms of my pelvic formation and my daughter has some issues that appear to have started in utero as a result of my shape, I delivered naturally (with epidural freezing) and the birth was quite traumatic for both of us, we have had very little success with doctors, and family disclosing information or solutions. I am feeling like we need to have the support of a community of people that not only understand more on this subject, but can offer suggestions of where to find good people who can and will help, with legal, medical advocacy.
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Sometimes the best action is no action;other times the best action is teaching by example. If one is oppressive then one is oppressed. Do we fight, do we flight? Out the oppressor if you want to be Out; report the security guard, write an editorial, publicize the employer. It may make no difference then again it may. Recommended reading: Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mendela biography). Recommended film; The Accused (based on a true story)
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As an ESL/EFL educator, I yearned to create a safe education environment, to deliver curriculum inclusive of GLBT global culture. While Canada as a whole is making progress in this area, smaller less urbanized less culturalized communties are still oppressed thus discriminate GLBT teachers, students and incorporation of related curriculum. While teaching in a rural Canadian public university, I felt extremely oppressed, fearful for my job and my students. My goal is to teach, to educate through example. Canada's laws and legislated policies exists to protect all yet falls short of their true mandate. All human rights and equality depend on education, hope and courage. We,the educators and learners need to feel safe in our educational environment,need to feel free to experience a safe education in a fair playing field. Rather than wait, rather than fight, I have adopted a holistic approach to ESL/EFL -a virtual global teach and learn community that is accepting, fosters choice and embraces differneces among All People from All Nations. We must make it better, we must erase hate, we must advocate, we must EDUCATE; ours is the legacy that we leave to the future.
"The measure of one’s character is not what they get from their ancestors,but what they leave their descendants." ~ AU
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