Saturday, July 31, 2010
After spending several months working in Northern Ireland before I transitioned, I can say I never felt safe in Belfast. There is a sense of unrest due to the "problems" of the past between the feuding religious/political/para-military groups. One cannot blame Tanya Bloomfield for not feeling safe there.
Based on the following article, it appears she is contributing to Canadian society and would be an asset to the country. Being the eternal optimist, I hope she receives a fair hearing and is allowed to stay in her new country.
On another note, I have been told being a Transgender person and illegal immigrant have nothing to do with each other based upon a recent post concerning the new immigration laws in Arizona and how said laws promote racial profiling.
I mentioned in Facebook that it could be Transgender people they come after when the fascists are done with undocumented immigrants. Hmmm? ... Based on what this Facebook person said maybe Tanya Bloomfield should move quickly to Arizona where immigration and Transgender have nothing to do with each other and where, as the conservatives say, there will be no profiling.
What say you?
Irish transgender woman pleads for refugee status in Canada
Fears attack if she is deported to her hometown of Belfast
By CATHY HAYES , IrishCentral.com Staff Writer
An Irish transgender woman is seeking refugee status in Canada as she fears she will be deported if she is sent back to her home town of Belfast.
Tanya Bloomfield’s temporary residence permit expired last August and she could now face deportation if officials deny her refugee status. The transgender woman believes that her safety will be at risk if she returns to her hometown just outside Belfast.
She said “There is well-documented evidence of homophobic attacks and I grew up there and it's just not a country I want to return to given that I'm transgendered because I'd be at risk.
"I'm feeling really low. I think that's really where I'm at. My friends tell me this is just a bump ... so I have to keep pushing on."
Her lawyer, Lee Cohen says that she will be deported immediately if the courts refuse her application for refugee status.
Bloomfield, the owner of a computer company in Chester, Nova Scotia had a temporary residence permit until last August when it expired. Her applications for temporary work and residency permits have been denied over the last year.
Having lived in Nova Scotia since 2006, where she has family and friends, she has integrated fully into the Canadian culture. Over the last four years she has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for as the sponsorship director for Halifax Pride. She also raised $3,000 last year when she rain a marathon in aid of a group serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people.
"I just have to hope that at some point Canada immigration can see that I do nothing but contribute to Canadian society, Canadian culture, to the economy, to the employment market,” said Bloomfield.
It is her hope that she can apply for permanent residency once she is granted refugee status.
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Friday, July 30, 2010
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Call on Clear Channel to Take Responsibility for Jim Quinn’s Pattern of Ugly, Defamatory Attacks Against the LGBT Community
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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In a recent post, Transsexual Woman Denied Emergency Health Care At Ball Memorial Hospital, Erin and Amanda Vaught's traumatic visit to the emergency room at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana was described in Erin's own words.
The Vaughts were ridiculed and denied health care. Erin was never treated for coughing blood nor did a doctor see her. The Vaughts were made to feel less than human simply because Erin is a Transsexual woman.
It remains to be seen what actions the hospital and its parent company, Clarian Health will take concerning the Vaught's discriminatory treatment by Ball's emergency room staff.
As usual, actions will speak louder than words.
Yesterday, July 28 Ball Memorial Hospital released the following announcement on their web site.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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