VANCOUVER — Vancouver’s police force has been ordered to pay a trans woman $15,000 for repeatedly referring to her as a man and refusing to provide her post-op treatment while she was in jail.
A B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision posted Tuesday described how Angela Dawson had completed gender-reassignment surgery in March 2010 before several encounters with police officers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Dawson is well-known by the area’s officers as someone who skates around on rollerblades on the road to direct traffic, often while wearing flashy clothes and big headphones.
I think we have now jumped the shark er…. I mean self-mutilation fetishist.