A proud unapologetic Black trans woman speaking truth to power and discussing the world around her since 2006
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.