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
Apr 18, 2012

When even silence offends: Part 1

Mercedes Allen
On how the far right feels persecuted by the Day of Silence, and wants the word "homophobia" banned as hate speech.
Blog
Mar 29, 2012

On trans beauty contestants

Mercedes Allen
On the dilemma of Jenna Talackova, the Canadian beauty pageant contestant who was disqualified from the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition because she had been born physically male.
Blog
Mar 15, 2012

Parliament to debate abortion in April

Mercedes Allen
Conservative Party backbencher Stephen Woodworth has put forward a motion that will result in a debate in Parliament on abortion, tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 26.

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