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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017


(French description to follow- Description en Français à suivre.)

On Sunday, October 22nd 2017, CSA members around the world will be opening their offices to union and non-union transgender actors (including non-binary, gender non-conforming and genderqueer actors). Artists who are professionally trained as well as those actively pursuing professional careers as performers are welcome to attend. Artists will be given an opportunity to do a 2-page prepared scene in front of a panel of 2-3 CSA casting directors.


DATE: Sunday, October 22nd 2017

TIMES (local time, per location): 11.00am – 1.00pm & 2.00pm – 4.00pm

LOCATIONS (Including but not limited to): Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Vancouver.

KENYON-WELLS CASTING will be hosting the MONTREAL OPEN CALL and we encourage local talent in Montreal, Ottawa, and surrounding areas to sign up!



The audition will take place in English, but performers with accents are warmly encouraged to apply.

You will be required to prepare a 2-page scene- either of your choice or provided by Kenyon-Wells Casting- that showcases you as an actor.

We will have a reader available but feel free to bring someone to read (off camera) with you.

If you plan to use our reader please bring an additional copy of the scene for them.

NOTE: Participants will be required to sign a basic release allowing CSA members to view and internally distribute scenes.

Please feel free to contact Kenyon-Wells Casting if you have any questions or would like to be provided with a scene to prepare: or call 514-948-2000 and ask for Katharine.

Questions or if you’re in a location where a CSA office isn’t available?

Please email:

Media Inquiries: Ty Gates

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Dimanche le 22 octobre 2017, les membres de CSA a travers le monde vont ouvrir leurs portes au personnes transgenres qui sont membres union ou non-union (incluant les acteurs non-binaire, non-conformité du genre, et genderqueer). Les interprètes qui sont formés professionnellement ainsi que les personnes qui poursuivent une carrière professionnelle comme acteur sont bienvenue. Les artistes vont avoir l’opportunité de preparé une scène de 2 pages pour 2-3 directeur de casting CSA.


DATE: Dimanche le 22 Octobre 2017

QUAND: (temps local, par emplacement): : 11h00 – 13h00 & 14h00 – 16h00

LIEUX (Incluant mais pas limiter à): Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Barcelona, Vancouver.

KENYON-WELLS CASTING iront un APPEL OUVERT À MONTREAL et ont encourage le talent locale à Montreal, Ottawa et des autres lieux proches a soummettre!



Les auditions seront en Anglais, mais les personnes qui ont un accent sont bienvenue.

Vous serez demander a préparé une scène de 2 pages – soit de votre choix ou une scène donner par Kenyon-Wells Casting- qui démontre vos talents comme interprète.

On va avoir quelqu’un pour lire avec vous, mais vous êtes libres a apporter quelqu’un pour lire avec vous. Si vous voulez lire votre scène avec notre lecteur, s’il vous plait apporter une deuxième copie de la scène avec vous.

NOTE: Les participants doivent completer une formulaire de décharge qui donne permission aux membres de CSA de voir et distribuer leur scenes.

Si vous avez des questions ou vous voulez une scène pour preparer, vous êtes bienvenue a contacter Kenyon-Wells Casting : ou appeler 514-948-2000 et demander pour Katharine.

Questions générales? Ou vous êtes pas dans une location où il y a un lieu CSA?


Media: Ty Gates


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Dr. Barwin is retiring!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Dr. B. Norman Barwin, one of the Ottawa trans community’s most cherished medical resource people, is retiring officially this summer. His office will close forever at the end of the regular practice day on August 29, 2014.

Dr. Barwin has guided hundreds of Ottawa and area transsexuals through their biochemical transitions over the past several decades and has received the highest awards for service our community can bestow. He retires after 50 years of medical practice as a Gynecologist and Endocrinologist.

All of us at Gender Freedom wish Dr. Barwin all the best in a long, happy and active retirement. We look forward to seeing him on the bike paths and the cross country ski trails!

~ Maggie James

There at it again – That Vicious Gender Mosaic group just won’t stop…

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Removing my Life Membership that was not enough for them.

Now, for the second time, they have published a YouTube video with my name and photos trying to out me.

The first time I sent them a Cease and Desist order, they pulled the video.

Now they have put it back up under a different name in the hopes I would not fined it.

You Tube is now reviewing this matter and will decide if the account will be cancelled.

I have had removed this video for Privacy Violation

I am seeking legal counsel and will use any means at my disposal to shut down this destructive group.

Be forewarned: If they are willing to do this to the founder, what will they do to you

It seems that all they want is their $113,000.00 dollars per year from their Spring Event, and nothing more.

I feel sorry for them if this is all that makes their lives complete. I could never live like that.

– Judy K.

Founder Gender Mosaic


Now we know What kind of EXEC the GM group has.

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Well it has been 60 days since I asked the Gender Mosaic group to provide the charges and specifications of the removal of my life membership in the group. The fact that they have failed to provide that information clearly indicates that there are no specifications or charges on the record.
In fact, they have not responded officially at all. Only one member of the Executive that approved the removal has responded on their personal behalf as has said only “The GM Executive is an un-paid group of volunteers”.
We need to look closer at that.
The Senior Executives of GM Amanda and Sophia do not get paid by GM as far as I’m told, but there is more to their involvement in both the group and the Fling than meets the eye.
They also run an enterprise called the Gal’s Spring Fling, a seven-day event in Gananoque in the Thousand Islands. A single day will cost you $300.00. The full 7 day package is more in the $1300.00 range. Some of the attendees are closeted and not so open there; many pay in cash.
The organizers bragged that they had 87 attendees last year. A fast bit of math will show that’s $113,100.00 – not bad for a non-profit, tax-free arrangement.
The former President, Kelly Ann, told me there is a Kickback to GM based on the number of GM members in attendance, however she was not clear if this went to some of the Executive, all the Executive members, or if any of the money reached the group’s bank account.   
The Gal’s Spring Fling organizers (and apparently members of the GM Executive) use their positions, GM’s name (for what it’s worth theses days) and GM’s Website to line their pockets and have convinced the members that they are the good guys.
I think they are a bunch of men-in-dresses fleecing the sheep in the fold.
At the very least, the Gal’s Spring Fling organizers are in a serious conflict of interest position, and I will seek a full accounting of GM and The Spring Filing with Revenue Canada. Be sure to wear your best, girls. As an incorporated not-for-profit entity, GM must be held to a higher standard of accountability than it was in the past, when it was simply an informal gathering of like-minded people working in support of their shared goals.
I will report the results when they are issued. And remember: Gender Freedom is here to help.
Judy K.