BC Human Rights Tribunal may take three months to decide wax complaint

BC Human Rights Tribunal may take three months to decide wax complaint

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[Global News] The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal (BC HRT) is expected to take several months to rule on what may be the most contentious case involving transgender rights and questions of sex versus gender it has yet faced.

VIDEO: [Shaniqua O’Toole] Jessica Yaniv interviewed on Irish radio and hangs up mid-interview. [Jul. 22, 2019]


Jessica Yaniv testified at a BC HRT hearing on Friday, where, with so many attendees, people were left standing outside the hearing room.

Yaniv is claiming that she was discriminated against on the basis of her gender identity, alleging more than a dozen estheticians denied her waxing services because she is transgender.

Yaniv, who said she approached most of the businesses through Facebook Marketplace, claims several of the businesses implied they provided services for men and women, but that she was denied bookings when it became clear she is trans.

Yaniv claims she has been denied facials, haircuts, pedicures, arm and leg waxing and other gender-affirming services. But the core of the case centres around intimate waxing, with the respondents claiming they are uncomfortable and unequipped to provide waxing services for Yaniv’s male genitalia.

This article continues at [Global News] B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to take up to 3 months to decide transgender waxing case

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