Christin Milloy

Rise up and seize equality

Recent Posts

Wednesday • 2016 - 07 - 27
Here’s How I Was Banned From Voting Membership in Pride Toronto

Female symbol with circle and line "forbidden" icon

Monday • 2016 - 07 - 18
Apparently They Can Just Take Away Your Hormone Therapy at Any Time without Warning

Several white pills laid out on a light-coloured reflective surface

Monday • 2016 - 07 - 11
The Perils of the Plus-One: A How-To for Poly-Friendly Event Organizers

Several paper doll chains.

Tuesday • 2016 - 06 - 07
Air Canada Accidentally Bans Fictional Sci-Fi Device that Doesn’t Actually Exist

Dangerous Goods warning flyer from Air Canada

Friday • 2016 - 06 - 03
2016 “Equal Pay” Campaign Explicitly Featured Trans Woman to Prove an Important Point

Amazon Eve pictured in #PayMeLikeAMan video.

Wednesday • 2016 - 06 - 01
Welcome to the Restrooms of the Future

Image courtesy Slate.

Wednesday • 2016 - 05 - 11
An Open Letter to the Racist Lady in the Blue Jays T-shirt

Close-up photo of a woman's mouth, shouting, with red painted lips.

Friday • 2016 - 04 - 08
Why Star Trek is Always the Most Important Show on Television

Enterprise-D docked at Deep Space Nine, fair-use screenshot from TNG "Birthright, part 1"

Friday • 2016 - 04 - 01
Rachel Dolezal Drops New Bombshell: “I’m Also Transgender”

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Thursday • 2016 - 03 - 31
Transgender: Get “Female” Canadian Passport With “Male” Birth Certificate and NO Medical Documentation, Here’s How

Close-up photo of my passport in which the "Sex - F" and issue date of March 30th 2016 are visible, as well as a portion of my face. No other personal idenfying information is visible.

Friday • 2016 - 03 - 04
For a Model of How Companies Should Handle Trans Discrimination, Look to KFC and Lyft

Close-up of Pressure fried chicken. pieces, claimed by the photographer as being from KFC

Saturday • 2016 - 02 - 13
8 Funny Shareable ‘Star Trek’ Valentine Cards

Friday • 2016 - 02 - 12
Salacious Personal Details about My Sexy Trans Body

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Tuesday • 2016 - 02 - 02
I Want to Believe… That X-Files Didn’t Just Pull the Trans Prostitute Trope

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Thursday • 2015 - 10 - 08
Volunteers Needed for National Transgender Voting Rights Campaign

Close-up photo of a hand putting a ballot into a ballot box, which is labelled "Elections Canada"

Wednesday • 2015 - 10 - 07
Three Months Later, Pride Toronto “Dyke” and “Trans” Trademark Applications Are Still Active

Pride Flag

Tuesday • 2015 - 10 - 06
Happy ThanksQueering— Maybe

The table is set for conflict.

Wednesday • 2015 - 09 - 09
All-Genders Underwear Has Arrived: Play Out Celebrates Semi-Nude Diversity

Jodi Jaecks and Emily Jensen in PlayOut. Photo Credit: Candace Doyal

Monday • 2015 - 07 - 20
Pride Toronto has Applied for Corporate Trademark Ownership of “Dyke March” and “Trans Pride”

Friday • 2015 - 07 - 17
My Open Letter of Resignation from Pride Toronto

Wednesday • 2015 - 06 - 17
Best Transgender Hate Mail of 2014

Rumour has it, women with a strong jaw are not to be trifled with.

Tuesday • 2015 - 06 - 16
Pride Toronto Announces 2015 Trans* Pride March Route: Longer Than Pride Parade

Pictured: Map of Pride Toronto 2015, Parade and Marches.

Tuesday • 2015 - 06 - 09
When Editorial Policies Out Trans People, Discrimination Goes Unreported

A stock photo of a newspaper.

Wednesday • 2015 - 06 - 03
We Get It, Barbara Kay: You Don’t Understand Gender and the Law

A zoomed in photo of a page from a dictionary, mostly blurred. The focus is on the words "advocacy" and "advocate."

Wednesday • 2015 - 05 - 27
Don’t Confuse Trans Women’s Assertiveness With “Male Energy”

Monday • 2015 - 05 - 25
Pride Toronto to Provide Free Accessible Meeting Space to Grassroots Trans* Orgs, All Year-Round

Pride Toronto Logo pictured. Name "Pride Toronto" with a multi-color rainbow asterisk in place of the dot above the 'i.'

Thursday • 2015 - 05 - 14
Never Been Done Before: Pride Toronto Announces First Annual Trans* Community Fair

A photograph of Norman Jewison Park, taken from the south side facing northwest. The park sign is visible, as are concrete pathways through the park, around grass and some shrubs. Some people are in the park, sitting on benches. No person is recognizable in the photo.

Saturday • 2015 - 04 - 25
Facebook Bans Disabled Trans Woman of Colour for Not Appearing Feminine Enough

Image of Facebook "like" hand giving "Thumbs Down"

Tuesday • 2015 - 04 - 14
City of Toronto Pays Funds to Country where Women Forbidden to Own Property, Gay Men Sentenced to Prison and Whipping

Websites that support gay whippings include Toronto Police Service

Friday • 2015 - 04 - 10
Pride Toronto Announces Improved Gender-Free Restroom Policy

This new signage will adorn the Gender-free restrooms at Pride's new office headquarters.

Friday • 2015 - 04 - 10
How Not to Talk to a Trans Person About Your Establishment’s Bathrooms

Wednesday • 2015 - 02 - 18
Pride Toronto Offers Free Advertising & Promotion for Grassroots Trans* Community at Pride 2015

A marcher from 2014's Trans* Pride March  carries a sign proclaiming "I Love My Trans* Community"

Friday • 2015 - 02 - 13
Canadian Blood Services’ Policy is that Trans Women are Men

Photo of a droplet of blood mixing into water.

Tuesday • 2015 - 02 - 10
TD Bank Locks Trans Customers Out of Accounts

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Tuesday • 2014 - 12 - 09
Dear UPS: You Fail to Deliver

Tuesday • 2014 - 11 - 18
Today I Am a Pimp

I've waived my right to remain silent.

Monday • 2014 - 11 - 17
Remember What’s Important on Trans Day of Remembrance

Inclusion doesn't happen automatically.

Tuesday • 2014 - 11 - 11
I’ve Got the Transgender, No Photo ID, Can’t Get a Mortgage Approval Blues

Would the real Christin Milloy please rise up.

Wednesday • 2014 - 10 - 15
Why My Hat Says “BOY” on It

Tuesday • 2014 - 10 - 14
An Open Letter About my Birth Certificate Application

Image of birth certificate application form, second page peeks out side, and "Gender: [x] Male" is visible under "Last name: MILLOY"

Saturday • 2014 - 10 - 11
South Park Takes on Trans Issues … and It’s Great

Eric Cartman sits in the Principal's office, wearing a pink bow on his hat.

Thursday • 2014 - 10 - 02
Beware the Chasers: “Admirers” Harrassing Trans People

A man and woman sit outside at dusk, he is grinning as he takes a selfie of them with his phone.

Wednesday • 2014 - 09 - 03
Why I Don’t Ride The Night Bus

TTC Night Bus (Yonge Pictured)

Wednesday • 2014 - 08 - 13
Post-Office Parcel Pickup Added to List of Services Trans* People Can Be Barred from Accessing

Canada Post Promotional Photo showing post office storefront in a suburban setting

Tuesday • 2014 - 08 - 05
Toronto City Hall Could See Trans* Flag raising: Help Needed to Make it Happen

Toronto City Hall, aerial night shot.

Friday • 2014 - 08 - 01
Should Gender Be a Non-Required Field?

Thursday • 2014 - 07 - 31
How-To: Three Simple Ways to “Upgrade” Gender in Forms and Data Collection

Three fruit boxes: Pears, Apples, and Oranges.

Wednesday • 2014 - 07 - 30
That Feeling When your Employer Includes and Accepts You

Klick employees and family members wait for the Pride Parade to begin, long rainbow banner reads "Relentless Rise," and 4 signs visible: 1949: Jim Egan calls for reformation of Canadian homosexual laws, 1981: Bathhouse Raids in Toronto gives birth to the first Toronto Pride Parade, 2012: Toby's Law: Ontario Provincial Human Rights Code amended to include gender identity and expression, 20?? Gender identity and expression to be added to the Canadian Human Rights Act

Thursday • 2014 - 07 - 24
Trans* Pride Team at Pride Toronto Announces Dates for Next Two Community Town Hall Meetings

A stylized, angled closeup photo of a computer screen showing dates within a month. the month is indistinct as the photo is cut off.

Tuesday • 2014 - 07 - 22
TRANS*Vision Episode 2: Memorial Destroyed by City, Rebuilt

Frame of Christin in studio standing, background screen shows Trans* flag and Trans* Memorial title card

Monday • 2014 - 07 - 14
TRANS*Vision Episode 1: Toronto Grassroots Trans* Memorial

Frame of Christin in studio with desk, background screen shows Trans* flag and TRANS*Vision logo

Thursday • 2014 - 07 - 03
Klick Camp and Awesome Work Culture

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Thursday • 2014 - 06 - 26
Don’t Let the Doctor Do This to Your Newborn

Dangerous looking syringe held by rubber-gloved hand

Tuesday • 2014 - 06 - 17
Local Activist to Hold Emergency Meeting in bid to Unify the Two Separate Trans* Marches

Friday • 2014 - 06 - 06
Conservative Senator Caught in Bald-Faced Lie in attack on Human Rights Bill

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Friday • 2014 - 06 - 06
Is it Natural to be Queer?

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Wednesday • 2014 - 05 - 28
UPDATE: Wheel-Trans Stops Collecting Gender, Revamps Name-Change Policy, Trains Staff!

Wheel-Trans Bus on a road, with a park and a railway crossing behind.

Friday • 2014 - 05 - 16
Disabled Trans* Woman Hit with Name-Change Discrimination by TTC Wheel-Trans Service

Landscape photo of a TTC Wheel-Trans minibus. White with a red stripe and large doors, driving or parked on a roadway, with a tree and park in the background.

Saturday • 2014 - 04 - 26
Trans* March 2014 is Legal and Longest Ever – Permit for Yonge St, from Bloor to Dundas Square!

Yonge Street Sign

Wednesday • 2014 - 02 - 26
The Top 19 Questions People Always Ask a Trans* Person

Curious looking man.

Wednesday • 2014 - 02 - 12
#FreeAvery Highlights 4 Systemic Trans* Human Rights Violations by Canadian Government

Portrait photo of Avery Edison

Sunday • 2013 - 06 - 16
Source: Ontario Registrar has Rejected More than Half of Sex-Designation Requests, Including Mine—and they Shredded my Birth Certificate!

Image courtesy of suphakit73 / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Saturday • 2013 - 06 - 08
NoRobo Campaign Launches Interactive Election Fraud Atlas of Canada

Fraud Map

Wednesday • 2013 - 05 - 08
U.S. Genderqueer Denied Entry to Visit Canadian Partner; Officers See Therapist Letter, Question Mental Health

CBSA Peace Bridge

Thursday • 2013 - 03 - 21
Here’s the Scoop on Toronto Trans* March 2013

Toronto City Hall

Monday • 2013 - 02 - 25
London Community News Pokes Fun at Transgender Youth Council Candidate on Medical Leave for SRS

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Saturday • 2012 - 12 - 22
Ontario Registrar is Stonewalling Trans* Birth Cert Applicants; Citing False, Unpublished Requirements

Rejected

Wednesday • 2012 - 11 - 21
Transgender Day of Remembrance, a Brief Statement

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Monday • 2012 - 10 - 22
Steal From My Family and You Will Go to Jail (As this Thief Did)

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Saturday • 2012 - 10 - 20
Prospective Mother Required to Have Unwanted Sex with Queer Sperm Donor by Government Regulations

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Thursday • 2012 - 10 - 18
How-To: Prevent Your Name Change From Being Published (!) By the Government of Ontario

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Wednesday • 2012 - 10 - 10
New Ontario Legal Sex Change Requirements a Huge Disappointment for Most Trans* People

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Thursday • 2012 - 10 - 04
Bathroom Fearmongering Conservative MP Launches Anti-Trans Petition

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Tuesday • 2012 - 09 - 04
Trans Ontarians: Update the Sex on your OHIP Card and Prepare to Die* for your Cause

Hospital Patient

Wednesday • 2012 - 07 - 18
Ontario Name Change Form Directs Trans People to a Dead Email Address

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Thursday • 2012 - 07 - 05
Secret Selves is a Secret Worth Revealing

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Thursday • 2012 - 06 - 28
The UNAUTHORIZED Trans* March of Toronto’s Pride Week

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Monday • 2012 - 06 - 11
The True Nature of Opposition to Toby’s Act (Christin Milloy’s Committee Deputation on Bill 33)

Togetherness

Monday • 2012 - 06 - 04
Federal Trans Human Rights Bill Hangs by a Thread, Vote Scheduled Wednesday

MPs Randall Garrison and Craig Scott with Trans activists outside Parliament Friday, following debate of C-279

Saturday • 2012 - 05 - 12
Toby’s Act Likely to Become Law in Time for Pride—Full Details, and Next Steps

Members of Trans Lobby Group and other supporters pose outside Queen's Park after the vote on May 10th.

Friday • 2012 - 05 - 11
SIN Registration Refuses Mediation—Trans ID Discrimination Complaint Proceeds to Investigation Stage

A lateral move.

Wednesday • 2012 - 05 - 09
The Economic Case To Support Ontario’s Bill-33 (Toby’s Act)

I have about 100 of these to take down to Queen's Park in a couple of hours.

Wednesday • 2012 - 05 - 02
C-26—Citizen’s Arrest and Self-defence Act

Fist in Self-Defence

Sunday • 2012 - 04 - 29
Kitchener-Waterloo By-Election is a Chance to Spread Message of Liberty

Kitchener-Waterloo Riding Vote 2012

Thursday • 2012 - 04 - 26
Another Pageant Convinced to Revise Anti-Trans Rules

Tiara

Monday • 2012 - 04 - 16
Surgery No Longer Required to Change Sex on Ontario Birth Certificate; Tribunal Ruling Epic Win for Trans Ontarians

Ontario Birth Certificate

Wednesday • 2012 - 04 - 11
C-309—Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act

There are over 9000 reasons to oppose bill C-309

Monday • 2012 - 03 - 19
Results of Toronto-Danforth By-Election Are In!

John Christopher Recker, Libertarian Party of Canada candidate for Toronto-Danforth by-election

Tuesday • 2012 - 03 - 13
C-10—Safe Streets and Communities Act

Handcuffs

Thursday • 2012 - 03 - 08
C-279—An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression)

transgender symbol

Thursday • 2012 - 03 - 01
C-11—An Act to amend the Copyright Act

Disc Lock

Tuesday • 2012 - 02 - 28
C-304—An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom)

Freedom of Expression in the Media

Tuesday • 2012 - 02 - 21
Toby’s Act is Back—New Ontario Parliamentary Bill Will Enshrine Trans Human Rights Protections into Law

Queen's Park (Ontario Legislative Assembly)

Monday • 2012 - 02 - 13
Human Rights Commission Agrees to Hear Trans ID Discrimination Complaint Against Social Insurance Registration

The game is set.

Sunday • 2012 - 02 - 12
If No Trans Person Has Been Stopped at the Gate, Why is This Such a Big Deal? Here’s Why

Transport Canada Response Editorial Cartoon

Thursday • 2012 - 02 - 09
How-To: Apply For “Sex-Unspecified” Canadian Passport in Protest

Canadian Passport

Monday • 2012 - 02 - 06
Detained at the Airport: One Trans Woman’s Horrifying Story

Jennifer McCreath

Monday • 2012 - 01 - 30
Transgender People are Completely Banned From Boarding Airplanes in Canada

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Monday • 2012 - 01 - 09
Human Rights Complaint Filed Against Canadian Government over Sex Discrimination in Social Insurance Registration Identification Practices

Chess Knights

Thursday • 2011 - 06 - 02
PC Financial Issues New Training to Correct Discrimination Problem

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Wednesday • 2011 - 05 - 25
While PC Financial Fails Discrimination Test, TD Takes Active Steps to Support Trans Youth

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Thursday • 2011 - 05 - 19
PC Financial Takes Partial Steps to Correct Transgender Discrimination, More Is Needed

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Wednesday • 2011 - 05 - 18
President’s Choice Responds

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Saturday • 2011 - 05 - 14
President’s Choice Financial Discriminates Against Transgender People

Discrimination (Photo by Chris Sharp)