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Canada, is it time to run to it

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DustKitten:
My opinion:

If the Right retains control of the country, eventually HRT and other transgender treatments will be made illegal. Maybe not this year, or the next, but it'll happen eventually. Not long after that, it will become illegal to be transgender at all, to identify or present as anything other than one's birth gender. No government ever removes all of a minority group's rights at once, it's a gradual process, but if they continue in this direction eventually we will find ourselves deprived of our right to exist and identify as our own gender.

I'm sure some people here may disagree with my assessment of the situation, but my point is: if we can't get enough people willing to protect us into office, eventually we will find ourselves persecuted. We are one of the first minority groups on the chopping block. So, it's very possible that we may all need to escape this country at some point in the near future. Right now, I'm not sure if we would qualify for asylum if we tried to leave, but if the government does do something drastic, we may find that doors once closed to us will be opened. If we need them, other countries may step up to welcome and support us. That's what I'm counting on.

It's not much comfort, I know, but hope is always better than despair. I would sincerely advise you to move someplace more progressive as soon as you can.

PhoenixGurl2016:

--- Quote from: DustKitten on October 21, 2018, 01:21:30 pm ---My opinion:

If the Right retains control of the country, eventually HRT and other transgender treatments will be made illegal. Maybe not this year, or the next, but it'll happen eventually. Not long after that, it will become illegal to be transgender at all, to identify or present as anything other than one's birth gender. No government ever removes all of a minority group's rights at once, it's a gradual process, but if they continue in this direction eventually we will find ourselves deprived of our right to exist and identify as our own gender.

I'm sure some people here may disagree with my assessment of the situation, but my point is: if we can't get enough people willing to protect us into office, eventually we will find ourselves persecuted. We are one of the first minority groups on the chopping block. So, it's very possible that we may all need to escape this country at some point in the near future. Right now, I'm not sure if we would qualify for asylum if we tried to leave, but if the government does do something drastic, we may find that doors once closed to us will be opened. If we need them, other countries may step up to welcome and support us. That's what I'm counting on.

It's not much comfort, I know, but hope is always better than despair. I would sincerely advise you to move someplace more progressive as soon as you can.

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#Truth. I am right by the border so I can pick up when the time comes, but I shouldn't have to. Right now my goal should be, to be prepared and be active. This is NOT something we should be brushing off or ignoring.

itsApril:

--- Quote from: PhoenixGurl2016 on October 21, 2018, 11:07:49 am ---. . . should we start running to Canada before we can not?

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Nope!  It's not time to go to Canada.  It's time to stand and fight.

PhoenixGurl2016:

--- Quote from: itsApril on October 21, 2018, 02:07:02 pm ---Nope!  It's not time to go to Canada.  It's time to stand and fight.

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True, but I am not a maryter and I am not going to become one

AnneK:

--- Quote ---Nope!  It's not time to go to Canada.  It's time to stand and fight.

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Not at the moment.  First we have to get rid of the Premier (similar to a U.S. governor) of Ontario, who's often called Trump Lite.  There was a recent photo of him with a well known bigot and she claimed he supported her.  It took a lot of objection in Provincial Parliament and elsewhere to get him to weakly distance himself from her.  In the past week, there was a known bigoted U.S. Congressman, who endorsed her for the municipal election tomorrow.  She wants to be mayor of Toronto.  So, it's a growing problem that has infected Canada too.

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