Bermudian and Canadian at centre of legal challenge are celebrating an ocean apart
Contributor since Jun 10, 2011Rob Salerno is a playwright and journalist whose writing has appeared in such publications as Vice, The Advocate, NOW Magazine, OutTraveler, #CdnCult, Times, FAB, Homorazzi.com, and Eye Weekly. He has also appeared as a talking head on CTV News and Sun News Network. He is best known for his work as a reporter and columnist with Daily Xtra, where he covers such topics as: national, provincial and municipal politics; community organizations and activism; human rights law; crime; media analysis; HIV/AIDS; and immigration and refugee issues. He is well-known in the LGBT community for fearlessly sharing his unconventional opinions on topics of the day.
Queer artists remember Jon Kaplan’s love of theatre
Trans people gain explicit anti-discrimination protections and right to legal gender change
The changes would also allow gender-neutral markers to be used on birth certificates
If the government wants to strike out unconstitutional laws, why has it ignored the sex work and obscenity laws?
Final province to explicitly protect trans people from discrimination
Consultations begin on amendments to Human Rights Act and Vital Statistics Act
Legislature unanimously votes to add human-rights protections for trans people
Not just in far-off countries where homosexuals are put to death, but wherever people are unjustly oppressed by the state
Former deputy premier will compete for new city council seat in Toronto Centre
With limited power of coercion and big exposure to risk, Canada’s best path is to lead by example