The Trailblazer

Joshua M. Ferguson BA’09 (Film Studies), who identifies as non-binary trans, became the first person in Ontario to be issued a non-binary birth certificate after a year-long legal battle with the provincial government. Several other provinces now recognize non-binary trans individuals’ gender identity and the federal government now permits non-binary designations on passports.

The film writer and activist is also author of Me, Myself, They: The Future is Non-Binary, soon to be published in Canada by House of Anansi Press.

“I want my book to be read globally, too. My story is delivered from my Western perspective, and my privilege as a white middle-class person, but it will act as a horizon of hope for many people around the world,” Ferguson said.

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