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Moving Trans History Forward Conference brings together trans and gender-diverse scholars from across the globe

Fourth biennial conference covered wide range of topics from facial recognition to Two-Spirit education From March 11 to 14, the UVic Chair in Transgender Studies hosted the fourth Moving Trans…
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UVic Chair in Transgender Studies renewed for five more years

The UVic Chair and Transgender Studies has been approved for a new five-year term by the university’s senate. Over the last five years, the Chair has compiled the largest collection…
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UVic professor leading COVID-19 Survey to analyze pandemic’s impact on GBQT2+ men across Canada

vey will ask questions about GBQT2+ (Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans, 2-Spirit) men’s physical, mental, social, and sexual health. In particular, it will

The language of identity: Pronouns, politics, and best practices

To paraphrase Jonathan Van Ness, non-binary star of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” any opportunities we have to break down stereotypes of the binary, we are down for it, we’re here for…

Gender and sex aren’t synonyms

It’s important that parents, caregivers, and educators have a basic understanding of the difference between terms such as “gender,” “sex,” “cis,” “trans,” “binary,” and “non-binary” in order to prevent bullying…

UVic is home to the first Chair in Transgender Studies in the world

Here’s the scoop on the world’s first and only Chair in Transgender Studies Did you know that UVic is home to the first and only Chair in Transgender Studies in…

What we talk about when we talk about gender

Navigating the spectrum of the transgender and non-binary experience March 31 marked the international Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day meant to celebrate and empower the trans community. This…

Gender-neutral washroom protest sparks non-neutral pushback

If you were on Yik Yak on Monday, Feb. 15, you would have thought the UVSS had marched into Mystic Market and declared martial law, judging by the torches and…

Trans rights bill ‘killed’ by gendered bathroom amendment

A bill aiming to increase protections to transgender persons has been effectively gutted by an amendment proposed by Conservative Senator Don Plett. While two amendments are considered procedural, the third…