TRANS RIGHTS NOW & FOREVER
If you're a Canadian citizen or resident (and especially if you're a cis gay person like me) I hope you'll join me in taking some meaningful and concrete action this week by signing House of Commons petition e-4268. This petition calls upon the House to "extend to transgender and nonbinary people the right to claim asylum in Canada by reason of eliminationist laws in their home countries," and specifically names the criminalization of gender-affirming health care in the United States and revisions to the Equality Act in the United Kingdom. It's open for signatures until May 26, 2023, and can be found here.
I can only imagine the increase in demand for services from organizations like Trans Lifeline right now. If you're not able to sign petitions because of the impact of borders on your life and personhood, but maybe have a little bit of extra money to share right now, they might be one place you could consider donating.
And if your #IWD2023 feed was disappointingly terfy or swerfy, glorified women's suffering, or was otherwise a letdown: here's a poem. And all my love.
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