— NOW Magazine (@nowtoronto) October 19, 2019
- The Toronto Public Library has been warned by the board of Pride Toronto over an upcoming event where Meghan Murphy will be speaking about the effect of gender identity laws on women, saying, “there will be consequences to our relationship for this betrayal.”
- Trans-identified male cyclist, Rachel McKinnon, who set a women’s world record and took home a gold medal from the women’s sprint at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships, says that if a woman doesn’t want to compete against him, she’s a “loser.”
- After a change in the country’s anti-trafficking laws, 33 Cambodian women have been arrested over surrogacy arrangements with would-be Chinese parents, previously they would have been considered victims of trafficking themselves.
- Award-winning journalist and playwright, Deborah Orr, has died of breast cancer at the age of 57. Her recently completed memoir, Motherwell, will be published in 2020.
- Bed of Thorns, the first all-female film production from Uganda, won the Africa Focus Award at the London Art House Film Festival.