What’s Current: Vancouver Rape Relief loses fight for funding due to women-only policy

  • Vancouver City Council voted to not renew funding for Vancouver Rape Relief after transgender activists campaigned against the shelter’s “transphobic” female-only policy.
  • A trans-identified male who threatened a Brighton shop employee with a hammer is spared jail time after a court hears there is no way to “confirm” his gender identity.
  • Eustachio Gallese has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for the murder of Marylène Levesque, who he killed while on day parole after being granted permission to see prostitutes in order to meet his “sexual needs.”
  • Police raided a child trafficking facility in Nigeria, freeing at least 23 children and four pregnant teenagers being held captive.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.