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Petition to Springdale Town Council

Help the Gender Sexuality Alliance paint a rainbow crosswalk in Springdale, NL

The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a high school organization from my alma mater, Indian River High School in Springdale, Newfoundland. The group works to promote equality for sexual and gender minority students and it wants to create a safe, caring, and inclusive space for all members of the student body. The GSA recently made a request to Springdale Town Council to paint a rainbow crosswalk next to the high school. The request was denied by a 4-3 vote. I grew up in Springdale and I know there are many residents, past and present, who do not agree with this decision. Denying a rainbow crosswalk is sending a message that Springdale is not an inclusive community. We need to send a message back to Springdale Town Council that there are in fact many supporters of LGBTQ equality across Canada and that we stand in solidarity with the students of the Gender Sexuality Alliance. The GSA students made a presentation to Council on Monday night, April 23, 2018, to persuade Council to reverse their previous decision and approve the rainbow crosswalk. The town Council decided that evening to take no action and have given no indication when or if they plan to vote again on the issue. Please sign and continue to share this petition widely to help illustrate the importance of this symbol of inclusivity to Springdale's Council. This will help to remind the Council many people are still concerned and paying attention to this issue. We should be actively extending the hand of inclusiveness to all members of our community. This is a walk we all need to cross together!

Adrian Brett
3,506 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to School Directors

Give non-binary people a bathroom

Descendre pour la traduction française English As our society is in evolution, more and more people find out they aren't cisgender. One thing then becomes hard : what bathroom to go at? What changing room am I supposed to use? It can be stressful to have to go inside one or the other, as violence can then happen. One simple solution : adding bathrooms or changing rooms for non-binaries. Some schools already took the step. It's now time to go further and ask for bathrooms in more schools. Why do I care so much? Well, I know a lot of people who are non-binaries and I am myself! In my school, there's only bathrooms and changing rooms for girls and boys. Where to go? I still don't know. My solution is to simply not go to the bathroom, but it's not healthy ... Sing the petition to make a small change for people who struggle everyday and make their lives easier !   Français   Alors que notre société évolue, de plus en plus de personnes se découvrent n'étant pas cisgenre. Une chose devient alors difficile : quelle salle de bain utiliser ? À quel vestiaire se changer ? Ce peut être stressant d'entrer dans l'un ou l'autre, comme la violence peut alors se produire. Une solution simple : ajouter des salles de bain et des vestiaires non-genrés. Certaines écoles ont déjà fais un pas en cette direction. Il est maintenant temps d'aller plus loin et de demander pour de tels endroits dans plus d'établissements.  Pourquoi est-ce si important pour moi ? Eh bien, je connais de nombreuses personnes non-binaires et je le suis aussi ! À l'école que je fréquente, il n'y a que des salles de bains et vestiaires pour les filles et les garçons. Où aller ? Je ne le sais toujours pas. Ma solution est de ne simplement pas aller à la salle de bain, mais ce n'est pas un choix santé. Signe la pétition pour faire un petit changement qui veut dire beaucoup pour ceux qui vivent dans de telles conditions et faire rendre leur quotidien plus facile !

Jesse Dubé
89 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to CAMH, Sarah Downey, Catherine Zahn, Kim Bellissimo, Peggy Nash, Cheri DiNovo, Gord Perks

Eliminate Dr. Kenneth Zucker and His Practice of Transgender "Reparative Therapy"

For Ontarian transgender and gender-variant individuals who wish to obtain services from CAMH's Gender Identity Clinic (GIC), the odds of accessing valuable healthcare are comparable to hitting the Lotto 6/49 jackpot. Dr. Kenneth Zucker, head of the GIC, has treated over 500 prepubescent gender-variant youth since the mid 1970s. Part of his dehumanizing practices include teaching transgender children to be "more content with their biological gender." For example, Dr. Zucker would treat children assigned male at birth by encouraging their parents to discard of "feminine" toys in an attempt to "repair" their "biological" gender. Aside from believing that transgender folks are suffering some type of "emotional neglect," Dr. Zucker is also an alleged sex abuser. What Dr. Zucker fails to see is that sex and gender are two separate entities. You have as little choice over your gender as you do your eye colour, hair colour, or what family you're born into. Transgender issues are continuously hitting the limelight in a negative manner; it is time to make positive change. A 2011 report from TRANS Pulse revealed that a staggering 77% of transgender Ontarians have seriously considered suicide, and another 43% have attempted it. On April 14, 2014, new human rights laws were implemented for transgender-identified folks. Not only are Dr. Zucker's practices highly outdated and demoralizing, but they are now in violation of federal law. Along with all the signatories of my petition, I am calling upon the CAMH, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and Peggy Nash, Parkdale MP to conduct a thorough investigation. Due to Dr. Zucker's infractions, he should be terminated as head of the Gender Identity Clinic and barred from using transgender reparative therapy.Below are some articles for further reading on the subject: Dr. Kenneth Zucker's War On Transgenders $325,000+ in salaries for Zucker & Blanchard to pathologize trans people

Nicky Roche
2,204 supporters