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The right to be yourself: gender identity, gender expression

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Systemic barriers for transgender persons in police, corrections: Waterman v. TPS & MCSCS

This case at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario concerns allegations of discrimination based on gender identity and disability. A trans man alleges he was placed in the women’s sections of police and correctional facilities, had his gender-affirming prosthetic confiscated, was required to wear women’s institutional clothing, and was exposed to harassment. The OHRC intervened on the issue of gender identity and gender expression, to address systemic barriers faced by trans persons in interactions with police and corrections. This matter is currently before the HRTO.

Continuing to promote the Code’s newest grounds across Ontario

The OHRC continued its commitment to the human rights of transgender people and people of diverse genders. In particular, we made presentations or led training on gender identity and gender expression in the following locations:

  • Jer’s Vision Conference, Oakville
  • Pan Am Games Pride House, Toronto
  • Ontario Police College, Aylmer
  • Ontario Bar Association, Toronto
  • Rainbow Health Ontario Conference, London.

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