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Interesting read on the CBC. Ontario minor hockey leagues hoping to change locker room culture and full implementation is going to effect this 2016-17 season.

Excerpt:

Jesse Thompson wants transgender inclusive policies for hockey dressing rooms to be implemented sooner and for them to be Canada-wide, but says an important first step is happening in Ontario.

The 19-year-old from Oshawa, Ont., got the ball rolling on transgender inclusion in 2013 when he filed a human rights complaint in Ontario against Hockey Canada.

Ontario's minor hockey branches agreed in 2014 to change dressing room policies and to educate personnel on transgender inclusion.

The new policy states that "players who identify as trans can use the dressing room corresponding to their gender identity, be addressed by their preferred name and pronoun, and have the privacy and confidentiality of their transgender status respected."

Full implementation is going to effect this 2016-17 season.

Full Article:

Transgender hockey player wants Ontario inclusivity policies to spread across Canada
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homer wrote:Interesting read on the CBC. Ontario minor hockey leagues hoping to change locker room culture and full implementation is going to effect this 2016-17 season.

Excerpt:

Jesse Thompson wants transgender inclusive policies for hockey dressing rooms to be implemented sooner and for them to be Canada-wide, but says an important first step is happening in Ontario.

The 19-year-old from Oshawa, Ont., got the ball rolling on transgender inclusion in 2013 when he filed a human rights complaint in Ontario against Hockey Canada.

Ontario's minor hockey branches agreed in 2014 to change dressing room policies and to educate personnel on transgender inclusion.

The new policy states that "players who identify as trans can use the dressing room corresponding to their gender identity, be addressed by their preferred name and pronoun, and have the privacy and confidentiality of their transgender status respected."

Full implementation is going to effect this 2016-17 season.

Full Article:

Transgender hockey player wants Ontario inclusivity policies to spread across Canada


I get that we need to be inclusive but what happens when a 15 year old anatomical girl decides to change in the boys changeroom (I guess it would be the gender-neutral changeroom) because the anatomical girl identifies as a boy? The anatomical boys who identify as boys may not want to have an anatomical female in the room; then what? I think we're asking for trouble unless we transform the changerooms to have individual stalls and showers. Yes, we are talking about nudity and people's comfort levels. Some leagues don't allow males coaches to congratulate a female player by tapping her on the shoulder; however, we will soon be allowing anatomical girls and anatomical boys to change in the same room?

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