Mercedes Allen

Mercedes Allen is a graphic designer and advocate for transsexual and transgender communities in Alberta. She writes on equality, human rights, LGBT and sexual minority issues in Canada, and the cross-border pollination of far-right spin. She blogs at Dented Blue Mercedes and operates a trans information website at http://www.albertatrans.org/

Mercedes Allen
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Jul 17, 2019
Screen capture, launch of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On 'unalienable' human rights

Mercedes Allen
The U.S. State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights poses concerns for LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive and sex-based rights, the rights of migrants, and more.
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Mar 25, 2019
Premier Rachel Notley announces a Made-in-Alberta energy strategy in February 2019. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta/Flickr

The 'Alberta Advantage' was dependence

Mercedes Allen
Albertans looked to Rachel Notley to lead them through a transition, and somewhere along the way, industry convinced the government and the public alike that the transition needed was a pipeline.
Blog
Sep 18, 2018

Support trans youth, say pediatricians

Mercedes Allen
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement affirming support for transgender and gender-diverse youth and emphasizing the need for their acceptance.

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