Archive for December, 2010

Bill C-389 the Greatest bill in Human History.

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Gender Freedom


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The bill is slated for debate at third reading on March 3, but what has become apparent is that there will be only one hour of debate instead of two, given that a vote was forced at report stage. As it stands, this would mean that a final vote would be on March 9 (the first Wednesday after the debate).

As of yet, Siksay hasnt had any discussions with senators about who would be willing to shepherd the bill through the Upper Chamber, but he says that may have to do as much with the availability of certain senators to champion the cause as it does interest in doing so.

A Conservative Senator Nancy Ruth has stated on the record that she will support the bill when it comes before the Senate.

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It’s time to move.

The list below is of the Members of Parliament that have said NAY to bill C-389.

These are the target !

I request that we all send them letters, I have included a link to both French an English versions of this letter.

It is time for action, We have waited 20+ years to be declared Human beings under the law in the best country in the world, Canada.

I have sent out 50 letters this morning and I will continue, it’s postage free .

Most of our traffic comes from Canada but we a lot from the US, Great Britain and the rest of the world.

The world is watching this very closely and what happens here will shape the world around us.

So I implore all of you to speak to those in power, this will be one of the most pivotal Moments in Human History.

English letter.

French letter.


This Needs To Be Said… By Joanne Law

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010



This might ruffle a few feathers and I might have a few people not talking to me but I have to do this.

23 years ago a few people got together who had a common interest, cross-dressing (the word that we used back then). We met at a private residence, watched Star Trek and drank beer. We even became a Tri-Ess chapter.



We were there for the support and new friendships. We were there for new folks looking for information. A few years later we changed our name to Gender Mosaic, got rid of the Tri-Ess chapter and started to put our name out there via PTS, our only resource back then. (FYI there are only 3 paid members from the original group still with Gender Mosaic.). Gender Mosaic became a group of transfolk. We didn’t isolate any community member whether they were TS, TG. CD or whatever; a mosaic of people who challenged their birth record. Over the years the group became larger and we had to relocate to a bigger venues. I remember having 45 to 50 people attend a social. Now on a good night maybe 6 or 7. Gender Mosaic is a halfway house for the trans community. People came and stayed, and became part of our executive. Thank you. Others stayed for a few meetings never to return because Gender Mosaic did not provide the venue they were looking for.  I have personally seen over 500 people pass through the halls of Gender Mosaic, or through our phone line and a meeting for coffee later. Where are they now? We were there to guide people, relate information, and to some, to start another group. Right On.Gender Mosaic is not the only voice in the transgender community. There are transfolk who are not members of Gender Mosaic and who, by attending important meetings, making the awareness of transfolk a notable entity. Just because we have been around for a long time in name only does not make us the authority.I have read the emails and listened to the bickering of people who want everything now and their way. I am just getting sick of the way people are fighting for their own interest and not the interest of our community. Yet they use Gender Mosaic as a sounding board to vent their anger and some are not even members. Yes we were there for the first time because we had a phone number and a web sight and there was someone to really talk to. We have received requests to do a particular topic and when we do no one shows up. Or, the person wanting the request does not want to facilate that evening.

Recently we canceled our annual Casino Night. The coordinator wanting to do the event, “a regular to our socials”, noticed a decline in participation over several months and canceled, not because she wanted to but because the work involved, like renting the equipment, setting up the casino tables and teaching the rules of each table, was not worth her time for only 6 or 7 people. Who would run the tables and who would play the games? The crowd would be awful thin, and the fun would be lost.Some people have said that I was the anchor in keeping Gender Mosaic alive with active participation and energy and having fun at the same time. I might also be the fall of the group too. I have lost interest with the constant degrading of the initial concept of Gender Mosiac. A place to call our own. It is not a place to separate the crossdressers or Transsexuals. With these terms I don’t belong. I identify as A Transgender Woman.

As of the Annual General Meeting this February 2005 the Gender Mosaic phone line 819-770-1945 will either be call forward or a new line installed to a new home. I have notified the president of my decision. Its up to the new board now. I have dedicated my time to the phone line over 10 years and I have enjoyed answering the calls. Some times it can become very busy other times slow. Some of the call came from outside North America looking for a resource. I will also remove my name from all records relating to the Gender Mosaic executive except my membership which I cherish. My last 25 years of my visible outreach will still be there, but my active participation of 16 years with Gender Mosaic is coming to an end. I am not going away because I love my community; It has made me who I am to-day. You will still see me at the meeting just as an interested member with some history of our community. I am just changing directions in my commitment.

Ta Ta…Joanne

Webmistess Comment:

As Joanne and I are both lifers, we speak are minds without fear (well used to be..Pending)

We all need to get to the point where we do not fear any one.


Men and Women

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t want.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot & love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot & not try to understand her at all.

Married men live longer than single men, but married men are a lot more willing to die.

Any married man should forget his mistakes-there’s no use in two people remembering the same thing.

Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. Women somehow deteriorate during the night.

A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn’t. A man marries a woman expecting that she won’t change & she does.

A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.

There are 2 times when a man doesn’t understand a woman: before marriage & after.