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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Jun 11, 2014

C-36: Conflating sex work with human trafficking

Mercedes Allen
Anti-prostitution Bill C-36 explicitly puts sex work on the same footing as human trafficking and conflates the two in law. There are serious issues with doing so.
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Jun 9, 2014
Photo: flickr/Antonella Beccaria

Could anti-prostitution Bill C-36 also ban porn?

Mercedes Allen
The vague nature of "sexual services," the Internet as a "public place" and other aspects raise questions about anti-prostitution Bill C-36. Could it ban porn?
Blog
Mar 7, 2014

On the Detention of Trans People

Mercedes Allen
Treatment of trans people (particularly trans women) in detention facilities has come under examination recently. There's a solution, it's just a question of whether there is the will to examine it.

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