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Past, Present and Future: The Evolution of Trans and Gender Diverse People’s Rights in Canada

Thursday, March 14 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Queer Horizons Speakers Series

The landscape for Trans and gender-diverse people has evolved and changed in numerous ways over the years. There is a rich and oftentimes little-known understanding of and knowledge about the history of Trans and gender-diverse people.

Though an emerging dialogue, there is little discussion about how that history can inform the struggles and challenges faced by Trans and gender-diverse people today. Currently, there is a discussion about a gender revolution happening in Canada, where a number of provinces have published statements affirming the need to improve health care for Trans and gender-diverse people. However, simultaneously, six provinces have passed anti-trans and gender-diverse legislation, specifically focusing on restricting gender-affirming care and education for youth.

The goal of this presentation will be to put current discussions and debates about Trans and gender-diverse people in a historical context with a focus on the evolution of the discussions and debates about trans and gender-diverse human rights. Through situating these debates in a historical context, the presenter will provide recommendations for future directions.


MacEwan Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
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MacEwan Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

MacEwan University
Edmonton, Alberta
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