What’s Current: Trans-identified male arrested for alleged sexual assault at Ontario women’s shelter

Desiree Anderson, also be known as Cody D’Entremont.
  • A 32-year-old man going by the name Desiree Anderson (also known as Cody D’Entremont) is wanted in relation to a reported sexual assault at a Windsor women’s shelter. Police began an investigation on April 4 when they were contacted by a woman who had been staying at the shelter. According to the complainant, the suspect was also staying at the shelter at the time, and at some point entered the victim’s bed and sexually assaulted her. The Windsor police stated the suspect was processed as a female and should be referred to as a female.
  • Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra was mocked online after sharing a video of male Canadian politicians walking around a meeting room in high heels, purportedly to raise awareness about violence against women. Author JK Rowling tweeted in response, “Keep us posted on how many femicides this prevented.
  • The House voted to pass a bill banning males from competing on girls and women’s sports teams at federally funded schools and institutions. The bill — titled the “Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act” — was introduced by Republican Rep. Greg Steube of Florida.
  • A high school in Barcelona created separate toilets, not for girls, but for “menstruating people.” 
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