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Andrea Houston, pictured here on Oct. 25, 2017, teaches Queer Media at the Ryerson School of Journalism. (Photo by Kiki Cekota)

OPINION: What journalists get wrong when covering trans and genderqueer issues

It’s 2017 and we still can’t get it right. A recent column in the National Post was headlined, “Women’s prison left to cope after getting male inmate who identifies as female.”

What exactly is wrong with this headline? Everything.

by Julia Lloyd· · Opinion
(Kevin John Siazon)

Students, professors stand up for gender identity

Faculty, students and transgender community members are speaking out about how a University of Toronto professor’s controversial comments on gender identity have affected them. The wave of responses followed a YouTube lecture published by Jordan Peterson, a psychology professor at the University of Toronto (U of T). In the lecture, Peterson said he refuses to accept the use of genderless […]

Everyone deserves to be called what they want to be called. (Susana Gómez Baez)

Gender identity is a matter of basic respect

During the 57-minute rant, the professor, Jordan Peterson, repeatedly starts his sentences with “I’m scared.” On this point alone, we agree. Even at Ryerson, we are scared, too. As students, we’re scared that a professor could be so ill-informed about the extensive literature that explores gender identity and expression. We’re scared that the same professor teaches an undergraduate course in […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial
(M. Forbes/Ryersonian Staff)

Love in transition

Too few people truly understand what it means to be transgender. The trans community is severely misunderstood and people aren’t trying hard enough to educate themselves on the issues. I can say that I didn’t know what being trans meant, or that it even existed, until I started meeting people who are transgender. While my knowledge of the trans world […]

by Kelsey Rambaran· · Opinion, Voices
(Jessica Maxwell/Ryersonian Staff)

RyePRIDE takes on queer and trans portrayal in pop culture

At Ryerson’s Queer and Trans Histories Week, activities like trivia games, karaoke and zine making doubled as educational opportunities.

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