In the Media


Here are some recent articles about the Vancouver School Board’s proposed policy to create safe schools for trans* and gender creative students:

School Board Hosts Emotional Hearing on Transgender Policy. The Tyee. May 15, 2014. 

Supporters Applaud Vancouver School Board Transgender Policy. Vancouver Courier. May 15, 2014. 

Vancouver School Board’s Proposed Trans Policy Update Draws Fire. Daily Xtra. May 15, 2014.

Vancouver School Board Discusses Transgender Policy. Breakfast Television Vancouver. May 15, 2014.

Schools’ Gender Identity Policy Sparks Debate in Vancouver. CBC. May 14, 2014 

Early Edition Podcast. CBC Radio. May 22, 2014

Vancouver School Board sexual orientation policy causes divisions among parents, community members. The Province. May 22, 2014.

BBC Podcast. May 23, 2014. Starts at 19.25.

VSB Transgender Policies. Early Edition. CBC. May 26, 2014. Starts at 1:10.

Vancouver school board’s LGBTQ policy sparks debate. Georgia Straight. May 27, 2014.

My transgender son: A mother’s lesson for critics of Vancouver school proposals. South China Morning Post. May 27, 2014.

Vancouver schools could end sex-segregated activities. Vancouver Sun. May 27, 2014.

Parents overrule PAC chair opposed to Vancouver School Board gender identity policy. Metro. May 28, 2014.

Dr. Ann Travers on importance of gender equality and neutrality. Global BC. May 30, 2014.

Mother on VSB Transgender Policy. Early Edition. CBC. June 3, 2014.

Transgender Policy Prompts Mother’s Plea to Vancouver School Board. CBC. June 3, 2014.

Transgender Teens. On the Coast. CBC. June 3, 2014. Starts at 52 minutes.

Ethnicity and LGBT Issues: When homophobia and transphobia are linked to race. Georgia Straight. June 4, 2014.

Building Schools for All Genders. The Tyee. June 6, 2014.

Class notes: School board gender policy clarified again. Vancouver Courier. June 10, 2014.

VSB Transgender Policy To Be Voted on Next Week. Ming Pao. June 11, 2014.

Trans policy moves to Vancouver School Board for vote. Xtra West. June 12, 2014.

Vancouver School Trans Policy on Cusp of Passage. The Tyee. June 12, 2014.

Vancouver School Board to update LGBTQ policy. Global News. June 12, 2014.

Statement from NPA Vancouver Caucus. June 13, 2014.

NPA boots Ken Denike and Sophia Woo from caucus over remarks on LGBTQ policy. June 13, 2014.

NPA kicks out two Vancouver school trustees over remarks on transgender policy. Vancouver Sun. June 13, 2014.

Non-Partisan Association expels Woo and Denike. Daily Xtra. June 13, 2014.

Unisex school bathroom sparks Vancouver debate about gender identity, parental rights. Globe & Mail. June 13, 2014.

Telejournal_Colombie-Britannique. CBC. June 13, 2013. Starts at 27.47.

How rainbow flags in Vancouver schools would boost real estate. The Globe & Mail. June 16, 2014.

Vancouver School Board approves trans policy. Daily Xtra. June 17, 2014.

Transgender policy adopted by Vancouver School Board. CBC. June 16, 2014.

Vancouver School Board approved transgendered student policy. Globe & Mail. June 17, 2014.

Vancouver School Board formally adopts transgender policy. The Tyee. June 17, 2014.

Motion passes for genderless bathrooms in Vancouver schools. Global News. June 17, 2014.

Vancouver School Board approves new transgender student policy. Times Colonist. June 17, 2014.

Homophobia and Transphobia don’t come from being “ethic Chinese.” June 17, 2014.

Cheers, boos greet Vancouver School Board’s new transgender policy. Vancouver Courier. June 17, 2014.

The Battle over the Bathroom. Al Jazeera. June 23, 2014.

Vancouver’s groundbreaking move for trans students. June 20, 2014.