News, opinions, commentary, history and a little creative writing from a proud African-American transwoman about the world around her.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Mexican Trans Asylum Seeker In Canada Speaks
Ori Garcia is a transwoman seeking asylum in Canada because over the last few years It's gotten rough for my transssisters living south of the border. I suspect much of the problem happens to be the anti-trans hatred that has filtered down from the Vatican to the flock, and Mexico is a Roman Catholic country.
They are facing more hostile treatment, especially in rural areas up to and including being killed. Those concerns led to a Mexican transwoman being granted asylum last month in the United States.
Here's Ori telling her story at a Vancouver Public Library event sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross.