Photo credit: R Jeanette Martin.
The man with the sign over his head saying he was just fired is my fiancé. Our friend is holding the sign for him. I am the one holding up the sign that says my fiancé was just fired. In this photo, we were marching in the Toronto Trans March, which took place on June 28th, 2013. It was the largest trans march in the world, in spite of Pride Toronto trying to block us at every turn.
And as a result, the world’s largest trans march, with thousands of people, has gone wholly unreported. Go ahead. Google it. Look at the results on the first page.
Next year, Toronto is hosting World Pride.
And yet they can’t even support transfolk!
So spread awareness. Contact Pride Toronto and tell them that YOUR World Pride includes transfolk! Because there’s a reason why gender identity is not actually in Canada’s human rights code. It’s the same reason my fiancé just got fired. And it’s that Canada is NOT a trans-friendly nation.