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Aidan Johnson, Hamilton City Councillor: Pride Speech 2016

Day after the Orlando Shootings, people rallied together at Hamilton City Hall to kick off Hamilton Pride Week 2016.  Here is Aidan's address:    

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2016 forWard One Results Are In!

On behalf of the Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee (PBAC) I am pleased to announce the results of the 2016 ForWard One Process. The following outlines a summary of participation, as well as the project results for this year’s process.

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Hamilton’s long journey toward real equality by Aidan Johnson

The Ontario Human Rights Code states that people are equal, irrespective of their gender identity or gender expression. This means that transgender and cisgender people deserve to be treated as equal in dignity, because they are. ("Cis" means non-transgender. The Latin prefix "cis" means "on this side of." A cisgender person thus identifies with the gender associated with his/her biological sex, whereas a transgender person does not. By analogy, "cis" is to "trans" as "straight" is to "gay.")

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