A steadily increasing number of Nova Scotians are electing to change their gender markers on provincial identification.
An anonymized list shows 709 Nova Scotians were approved for changes from the beginning of 2007 to May of this year.
“To look at some of those documents with the proper gender marker is a real moment of euphoria,” said Shae Morse, who changed their gender marker in 2019.
“It’s actually quite hard to describe what that feels like, when you had to deal with a gender marker that doesn’t fit for most of your life.”
Before 2015, Nova Scotians needed to have gender-confirming surgery and letters
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