Mercedes Allen

Mercedes Allen is a graphic designer and advocate for transsexual and transgender communities in Alberta. She writes on equality, human rights, LGBT and sexual minority issues in Canada, and the cross-border pollination of far-right spin. She blogs at Dented Blue Mercedes and operates a trans information website at http://www.albertatrans.org/

Mercedes Allen
Blog
Nov 2, 2014

BDSM, Gender, Entitlement and Jian Ghomeshi

Mercedes Allen
Believing women is the first part of the discussion about Jian Ghomeshi. If you believe women, then you must also take a harder look at gender, power exchange and entitlement.
Blog
Aug 4, 2014
Photo: Adrian Clark/flickr

On conscience-based medical exemptions

Mercedes Allen
The experiences of trans* people in Alberta with conscience-based medical exemptions provide insight for a conscience policy review in Ontario.
Blog
Jun 11, 2014

C-36: Conflating sex work with human trafficking

Mercedes Allen
Anti-prostitution Bill C-36 explicitly puts sex work on the same footing as human trafficking and conflates the two in law. There are serious issues with doing so.

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