Trans Rights: Improving Safety for the LGBTQ Community

In Ontario, a staggering 20 percent of transgender people experience some form of discrimination and abuse, 45 percent have attempted suicide, while a staggering 77 percent seriously considered it.  Personal safety, something taken for granted by most of us, is a constant fear for many trans and gender non-conforming people.  Many public institutions are now LGBTQ friendly, but we are failing LGBTQ seniors. Seniors facilities remain some of the least hospitable spaces.

While the federal government has introduced Bill C-16 to protect trans people under the …

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