Across the Gender Spectrum
Stories from gender nonconforming community members
Gender is extremely complex. It’s a mix between our physical attributes, inner sense of self and outer expression. It doesn’t always mirror the sex you were assigned at birth, nor does it always fall within the male or female binary. Gender is a spectrum with an array of shades. Along with male or female, one might identify as both or neither. And the proper term for an individual’s identity is subjective to that person.
Inadequate medical care is a common complaint for the GLBTQ* community
The word “universal” in Canada’s health care plan rings hollow when we hear horror stories about GLBTQ* people who have bad experiences with doctors. Some GLBTQ* people receive inadequate medical care or are turned away because of doctors’ ignorance and assumptions — something Jeremy Barbosa knows all too well.
The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a balance of competing visions
Since the announcement of its construction in the heart of Winnipeg, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has had a lot of media attention, as well as its fair share of controversy. There have been allegations that the content and tone of the museum’s galleries have been influenced by the Conservative government. No doubt more than a few Canadians will be wondering what awaits them.