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 28, 2012

Trans rights bill supporters being targeted

Mercedes Allen
Fifteen Conservative MPs joined with opposition MPs to advance C-279, the trans human rights bill. Far-right groups have called to inundate them with angry mail. I suggest we send a note of thanks.
Blog
Jun 19, 2012

Hypocrisy on free speech and 'protecting freedom'

Mercedes Allen
While the principle of freedom of speech is admirable, the application being upheld and idealized by media champions and the Harper Government is already showing its proponents' hypocrisy.
Blog
Apr 18, 2012

When even silence offends: Part 1

Mercedes Allen
On how the far right feels persecuted by the Day of Silence, and wants the word "homophobia" banned as hate speech.
Blog
Mar 29, 2012

On trans beauty contestants

Mercedes Allen
On the dilemma of Jenna Talackova, the Canadian beauty pageant contestant who was disqualified from the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she had been born physically male.

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