Transgenderism, gender fluidity et al: Canada makes things clear

In an earlier post, I had asked about the parameters of transgenderism and gender fluidity. I had also been wondering where the Canadian government would draw the line.

Well, they have answered my question on their website. In short, there doesn’t appear to be a line.

Here is what they say: “Gender diversity includes all transgender, gender-fluid, non-binary, two-spirit, cisgender and other gender identities.”

Here is what they say about gender diversity: “Gender diversity is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of gender-related identities and ways of expression. This could include transgender, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, two-spirited, and intersex people, amongst others.”

Here is what they say about gender expression: “Gender expression is the way in which people publicly present their gender. It is the presentation of gender through such aspects as dress, hair, make-up, body language, and voice.”

Here is what they say about gender identity: “Gender identity is each person’s internal and individual experience of gender. It is their sense of being a woman, a man, both, neither, or anywhere along the gender spectrum. A person’s gender identity may be the same as or different from the gender typically associated with their sex assigned at birth. When a person’s gender identity is different from the gender typically associated with their sex assigned at birth, this is often described as transgender or simply trans. Gender identity is not the same as a person’s sexual orientation.”

And here is what they say about washrooms: “Transgender persons have a right to be treated according to their deeply-felt gender identity. In many situations, that includes the right of a person who lives as a woman to use women’s facilities, even if she has some male anatomical characteristics. These amendments will codify that right. Transgendered and other gender-diverse Canadians already use gender-appropriate bathrooms and pose no greater threat than anyone else in doing so; they simply want to use the washroom or change room that corresponds with their lived identity.”

So, finally, my questions about all of this have been answered. And, yes, I quite agree with Canada on all of this.

— Jillian

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