About a year ago, the Québec government brought forward a law with some very exciting promises for trans rights… and we waited a year for the regulations needed to make that law an on-the-ground reality.
Those (proposed) regulations are now here, and… they suck. They include several requirements that would place trans folks seeking to legally change their name at risk of serious harm. This is not just disappointing – after so much promise, and such a long wait, it is infuriating.
GOOD NEWS: We can influence the politicians involved to change this regulation! We can make it better!! The H&H team has just sent letters to several of the ministers involved, and we’re asking you to do the same.
BONUS: It’s super easy, thanks to some amazing tools created by a collective of awesome trans activists (the same wonderful folks who wrote that analysis of the proposed regulations, linked above)! Follow these links to download a template letter, as well as a list of contact details for all the government representatives working on this law.
You can send letters by mail or email! When you do, please shoot a quick message to our friends at the Centre for Gender Advocacy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let them know what you’ve done in support of this important campaign.