Trans* people are banned from flying on airplanes in Canada due to a new section in the Identity Screening Regulations that are used in airports. The section says that an airplane should not accept someone as a passenger if they don't look like the gender on their identification information.
Unfortunately, in order to change the sex marker in Canada, a person has to have proof of surgery or that surgery will be happening in at least one year. So for the trans* people that aren't going to have surgery, haven't been able to have surgery, or those that are gender nonconforming (or genderqueer), this makes it impossible for them to travel.
Please tell the Canadian Ministry of Transportation to change this policy immediately and let trans* people fly on airplanes! This is discrimination and it is wrong!
Dear Canadian Ministry of Transportation,
Please change the policy in the Identity Screening Regulations that bans trans* people from flying on Canadian planes. For the sex marker to be changed on a Canadian passport, an individual has to go through surgery or provide proof that one will happen in at least a year. Because some people are genderqueer, and others have decided not to have surgery or have not been able to have surgery, this can make it impossible for them to travel.
This is discrimination and this is wrong.
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