S.Waldbillig - Trans Organizing the Right(s) Way?: Tensions Between Trans Identities and Activisms

OUTSaskatoon is thrilled to post this wonderful thesis by local scholar, Sean Waldbillig.  Waldbillig's powerful work discusses the intersections between trans identities and activism.  

Please follow this link to the downloadable PDF.

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Asexual Awareness Week Founder Sarah Beth Brooks - Blog Post

Over the last six years, we’ve worked with countless organizations to educate on asexuality and ace experiences. Since 2012, Trevor Project has integrated materials about asexuality into their trainings and services. And our work as a community isn’t done yet. Last year, the University of California system took demographic information from among its undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff and found that 4.6% of that population identifies as asexual

Please find the rest of this powerful blog post here.

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On My Planet: Wes Funk

This week onmyplanet.ca has posted a video from November 2014 when Wes told his coming out story.  

Follow this link to the video today.

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Global News: Girl Guides Update Mandate to Include Trans Girls

The Girl Guides of Canada have edited their mandates to become inclusive of trans girls.  

"The guidelines were developed over the past couple of years in response to increased awareness of gender diversity issues and a corresponding rise in transgender children wishing to take part in guiding activities, Rice said."

Read the full article here.

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Star Phoenix: Local Author Wes Funk Passes

The Star Phoenix paid homage to local Saskatchewan author, Wes Funk today, who passed away this past weekend.  He will be missed by both the LGBTQ2S+ and the literary community.

Please find the article here.

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ICCC Movie Night - Naomi Campbel

A trans woman from Chile named Yermén tries to formulate a plan to get sex reassignment surgery.  

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Saskatoon Express: Wes Funk Guest Columnist

Wes Funk, guest columnist in Saskatoon Express News Magazine this week wrote an article about "bronie" culture and the gender fluidity of the My Little Pony television show.  This article is a great read, a new lens on media.

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CBC: Jack Saddleback

The president of the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU) is hoping an online fundraising campaign will raise enough money for him to complete gender transition surgery.

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Gender Identity and Indigenous People

By Margaret Robinson, PhD. Affiliate Scientist in the Social and Epidemiological research department of the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health.

Check out this really interesting article here.

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Star Phoenix: It is a big deal

This is in response to Mayor Don Atchison's statement about his non-attendance at the Pride Parade: "I don't understand what the big deal is." A letter to the editor by Grace Field.  

Read the letter here.

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