Transgender film tackling bathroom bill issues in Canada and the United States

Brae Carnes of Victoria, B.C., is seen in a men's washroom in 2015 demonstrating against Senator Don Plett's amendment to Bill C-279. (Photo: Brae Carnes/Facebook)
Brae Carnes of Victoria, B.C., is seen in a men’s washroom in 2015 demonstrating against Senator Don Plett’s amendment to Bill C-279. (Photo: Brae Carnes/Facebook)

So, what might have happened if Bill C-279 — the gender identity/trans right bill in Canada — had been passed by the Senate with the controversial amendment introduced by Conservative senator Don Plett? What happens if a similar bill with a similar amendment were to become law after the next federal election?

A team of filmmakers in British Columbia will be answering these questions and more in a short film called Journey to She.

The project is currently in the fundraising stage, with a mere $5,000 being sought through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. As of this writing (July 30), they had raised $1,100.

Victoria, B.C., activist Brae Carnes is part of this project. You may remember that Brae started the “Plett put me here” protest campaign against Don Plett’s so-called Bill C-279 “bathroom amendment” in Canada, which got a ton of publicity in mainstream media — including my Gazette blog — and helped inspire the “We just need to pee” campaign against “bathroom bills” in the United States.

Michael Hughes is seen in this photo pointing out the absurdity of forcing transmen to use women's bathroom facilities in the United States. (Photo: Michael Hughes/Facebook)
Michael Hughes is seen in this photo pointing out the absurdity of forcing transmen to use women’s bathroom facilities in the United States. (Photo: Michael Hughes/Facebook)

The film will look at the situation in both countries.

Here’s a promo video from the indigogo site:

— Jillian Page, LGBT Perspectives editor

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“Let harmlessness be the keynote of your life.” — Alice Bailey

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One thought on “Transgender film tackling bathroom bill issues in Canada and the United States”

  1. Way cool guys! Our time has come for trans rights to begin to be acknowledged.
    🙂
    Janne Charbonneau
    President, Gender Mosaic
    (Canada’s oldest transgender social and support group.)

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