Identification

40. Changing Your British Columbia Birth Certificate

How to Change the Sex Designation Marker I've written a post (or two) about changing one's sex/gender marker on one's Canadian Passport. (For this post, I'm just going to use "sex" instead of sex/gender or any alternative.) This post is about changing one's sex designation on a British Columbia birth certificate. That's my province of 

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36. An Instance (or Three) of Gaslighting

In Response to Complaints About Being Mispronouned I've written a few posts related to some misponouning incidents in my old department (I've since moved departments to take up a postdoctoral position). I want to keep pushing this, because not only were the incidents themselves horrible, but the responses by others — people who're ostensibly allies 

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27. Questions and Answers, Part 1

Another Round of Student Questions This term, one of the courses that I'm teaching is an introduction to ethics, both theory and issues. I spent the first 1/4 to 1/3 of the course teaching the ins and outs of various central theories, and how to apply them to real-life cases like euthanasia, abortion, crime and 

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19. The Times They Are A-Changin’

I Hope, Anyway… In April 2012, the Ontario Human Rights Commission handed down a landmark decision impacting the rights of trans* persons to have their gender markers changed on their Ontario birth certificates without undergoing invasive, dangerous, painful, and often expensive sex reassignment surgery. The commission argued that it's unjust to require a medical procedure 

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9. What’s My Legal Sex/Gender?

On Having Conflicting Identification Canadians have five principal legal documents that carry a sex/gender designation: birth certificate, social insurance number (SIN), passport, health card, and driver’s licence (DL). The rules for having one’s sex/gender designation changed is different from document to document, though some share the same rules. And the rules for some of the 

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