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New TDSB rules ‘fantastic’ for transgender students

Things have come a long way for transgender students in the eight years since Jade Hines came out, she says. The Toronto District School Board recently implemented a new policy for the accommodation of transgender and gender non-conforming students and staff. “The new guidelines for accommodating trans students (are) fantastic,” said Hines, a 25-year-old transgender student at Ryerson University.

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Pride officially on despite mayor’s no-show at city hall event

A vibrant rainbow of colour went up outside city hall yesterday as the City of Toronto officially proclaimed one of the year’s biggest celebrations. Pride Week, which kicked off on June 24 with events on Church Street, runs until July 3, culminating in Sunday’s Pride Parade.