Publications

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Academic publications

Don’t Be So Hateful — The Insufficiency of Anti-Discrimination and Hate Crime Laws in Improving Trans Wellbeing, University of Toronto Law Journal, 2018

Gender (De)Transitioning Before Puberty? A Response to Steensma and Cohen-Kettenis (2011), Archives of Sexual Behavior, 2018

In Favor of Covering Ethically Important Cosmetic Surgeries: Facial Feminization Surgery for Transgender People (with Carolyn Ells), The American Journal of Bioethics, 2018

Qui est-ille ? Le respect langagier des élèves non-binaires, aux limites du droit, Service social, 2017

Semi-academic publications

Even an academic hoax needs ethics approval, University Affairs, February 8th, 2019

There Is No Evidence That Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria Exists, PsychCentral Mental Health Library, December 3rd, 2018

Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria: A Parental Epidemic?, Impact Ethics, September 21st, 2018

Can’t Touch This: Trinity Western, Nixon, and Human Rights Exemptions, Contours: Voices of Women in Law, 2018

Grounding Ourselves: On Bill C-16 and Symbolic Legislation, University of Toronto Press Blog, January 26th, 2018

XY in Suzanne Zaccour and Michaël Lessard (eds.), Dictionnaire critique du sexisme linguistique, Montreal, Éditions Somme Toute, 2017 (English)

Sisterhood not Cisterhood: l’inclusion comme position politico-morale, Contours: Voices of Women in Law, 2017 (English)

Saved By Delatestryl: The Importance of Accessible Hormone Replacement Therapy, McGill Journal of Law & Health Online, October 27th and November 3rd, 2016

Other publications

«M’entends-tu»: Pretzel, l’un des personnages les plus transphobes de la décennie?, Huffington Post Québec, December 10th, 2018

The wrong elephant in the room, McGill Tribune, December 3rd, 2018

Why reform Pride when you can just let it die?, NOW Magazine, November 29th, 2018

There’s Nothing Unscientific About Gender Identity, Huffington Post Canada, November 27th, 2018

Supporting transitioning trans people is not conversion therapy. It is the right thing to do, The Article, November 26th, 2018

Les thérapies de conversion sexuelle sont-elles légales au Québec?, Huffington Post Québec, November 23rd, 2018

Trans People Under Attack, The McGill Daily, November 12th, 2018

Let’s put bad fact patterns to rest, Quid Novi, November 6th, 2018

Title IX: la redéfinition du genre au pays de Trump menace les jeunes, Huffington Post Québec, October 25th, 2018

Expertise cisgenre et témoignage transgenre: aller au-delà des clichés, Huffington Post Québec, September 10th, 2018

Navigating Call-Out Culture: Queer Culture has Evolved, Not Lost its Edge, The McGill Daily, September 10th, 2018

L’opposition médiatique aux communautés trans, Le Devoir, September 1st, 2018

I Am Scared of Tomorrow, INTO More, August 12th, 2018

Queerons notre lexique (in three parts), Urbania, July 31st, August 1st, and August 3rd, 2018 (English)

Man who changed legal gender to get cheaper insurance exposes the unreliability of gender markers, CBC News, July 28th, 2018

Ford’s Drug Plan Changes Will Out Many Young Adults’ Private Lives To Parents, Huffington Post Canada, July 19th, 2018

Back to the Cutting Table: Journaling Through Genital Reassignment Surgery, INTO More, June 23rd, 2018

If Gender Identity is Immutable, Do We Really Need to Know More?, INTO More, June 13th, 2018

The critical state of trans health care and the importance of therapeutic alliance, CATIE Blog, May 28th, 2018

La grave réalité des personnes trans en santé et l’importance de l’alliance thérapeutique, CATIE Blog, May 28th, 2018

Wonderfully Monstrous Bodies, INTO More, May 20th, 2018

Non, on ne peut pas exclure les personnes non-binaires, Fugues, May 8th, 2018

Le difficile respect des personnes non-binaires, La Presse, April 22nd, 2018

Réalités transféminines et violences carcérales, À bâbord!, 2018 (English)

La fabrication de l’indignation (with Marie-Pier Boisvert), La Presse, April 13th, 2018

Un corps de femme, Art/iculation Magazine, Alive & Well, p. 29, April 7th, 2018 (issue nominated for Best Academic Publication at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards)

Why “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” is bad science (with Alexandre Baril), The Conversation, March 22nd 2018; also in Medical Xpress, March 23rd 2018, National Post, March 23rd 2018, and PinkNews, March 30th 2018

Mieux représenter les personnes trans dans nos guides scolaires, Ricochet, February 19th, 2018

I won’t be silenced: Student academic freedom must be protected by the University, The McGill Daily, vol. 107, no 13, p. 7, January 15th, 2018

Lettre aux futurs parents d’enfants trans, Urbania, January 8th, 2018

Professorship versus censorship: Should Jordan Peterson continue to be given a platform on trans rights?, NOW Magazine, January 2nd, 2018

Le travail affectif du placard : regards sur la socialisation des femmes trans, Boucle Magazine, no 2, Le Care, December 20th, 2017 (English)

Transgender Kids doc doesn’t present facts fairly. CBC was right not to show it, CBC News, December 18th, 2017

Un livre décevant: «TRANSition» de Jean-Sébastien Bourré, Huffington Post Québec, December 1st, 2017

Free speech concern seems all too selective, Montreal Gazette, November 24th, 2017; also in The Province, November 23rd, 2017

…Sounds pretty gay to me, The McGill Daily, November 20th, 2017

A woman’s body, The McGill Daily, October 1st, 2017

No, pronouns won’t send you to jail: The misunderstood scope of Bill C-16, The McGill Daily, September 18th, 2017

L’effet National Geographic et l’inclusion des personnes trans : une critique, Fugues, September 6th, 2017

Séparer le problème du non-problème : le genre grammatical, Fugues, July 25th, 2017; also in Presse-toi à gauche!, September 12th, 2017

Neither the U.S. nor Canada Are Edens for Trans People, The Advocate, August 14th, 2017

La science et les hommes enceints, Le Journal de Montréal, August 9th, 2017 (English)

L’idéologie cisgenre, Le Journal de Montréal, July 6th, 2017 (English)

Projet de loi du Parti Québécois : vers l’inclusion des personnes non-binaires?, Ricochet, June 14th, 2017

Protecting transgender people means protecting our pronouns (with Lee Airton), The Globe and Mail, May 30th, 2017

Heineken: The Beverage of Choice for Self-Congratulatory Progressives, The Body is Not an Apology, May 20th, 2017

Better Not Want Health and Housing: How the Quebec Government Fails Trans Migrants, Quid Novi, February 7th, 2017

Enforcing the deadname, The McGill Daily, October 17th, 2016; also in Quid Novi, October 25th, 2016

Une politique sans bon sens, Journal Métro, August 17th, 2016 (English)

Un texte progressiste, vraiment? Réponse à la lettre ouverte d’Alexandra Pelletier et Marie-Pier Lauzon, Ricochet, July 4th, 2016

Interviews

Droits, Trolls et médias, Les 3 James, Les 3 sex, February 12th, 2019

Facets of Trans Justice, LegalEase, CKUT 90.3 FM, February 8th, 2019

En-“gendering” change / Et si le genre était juste humain, CBA/ABC National Magazine, February 5th, 2019

Le changement de genre, Marina Orsini, Radio-Canada, Montreal, October 31st, 2018

L’impact dangereux de l’administration Trump sur la sécurité des personnes trans, Urbania, October 25th, 2018

2018 Supreme Court Clerks, Focus Online, McGill Faculty of Law, April 23rd, 2018

Juriste trans recherche justice, Droit-Inc, March 7th, 2018

Un partenaire sexuel devrait-il avoir le droit de vous cacher son VIH?, URBANIA, November 24th, 2017

Being A Trans* Canadian Advocate, Pride Connections Podcast, Episode 25, October 23rd, 2017

Trans advocates call for protection of sex workers after Pointe St. Charles murder, CTV News at Six, CTV News Montreal, September 19th, 2017