MURPHY: Britain’s 1957 Wolfenden Report was the first step towards changing legal and social perspectives on homosexuality in the English-speaking world
MANNING, MEYER: Canada needs laws to protect vulnerable transgender youth, who experience bullying at much higher rates than their peers
MANNING, TEMPLE: Transgender women face high rates of physical, sexual and fatal violence. To combat that, human rights must be at the heart of contemporary Canadian feminism
MACFADYEN: Words used as weapons hurt, sting and take root in our memories. On a playground or in a professional arena, there can be no room for slurs
TAUBE: Yes, it’s possible to be a columnist and activist. So why couldn’t the Toronto Star countenance Desmond Cole and his stand on police carding?
KINSELLA: For the CBC and others, a joke about cultural appropriation is more important than, you know, things like real racism
KINSELLA: The white working poor are traumatized by the loss of jobs, loss of control and the loss of how things used to be
TAUBE: The only route to a better appreciation of the cultures in Canada is through exposure, questioning, expressing opinions – even if those opinions are wrong