Victoria Stuart: Gender identity and the B.C. election – By Victoria Stuart

We often judge a nation by how well it treats its citizens, particularly those who face challenges or discrimination in their daily lives. Canadians are well-regarded internationally as being fair, tolerant, open-minded, and caring-individually and as a society. I am a male-to-female (MTF) transgender person, a transwoman living full-time with my loving wife of nearly 21 years. We are both tremendously proud to be Canadian and to live in a nation that values the basic human rights of its citizens, and the rights of those around the world.