A running tally of corrections, clarifications and updates to our stories

Actor Theo Germaine wants more messy trans representation 

CLARIFICATION: May 24, 2024 2:27pm
An earlier version of this article referred to the character Aaron using the actor Germaine’s pronouns.

Jamison Green’s visibility paved the way for a generation of trans men 

CLARIFICATION: February 29, 2024 10:34 am
An update was made to this article to indicate that Dain’s story was national, not local. Additional information about the second edition and audiobook of Green’s memoir was also added.

New resource creates guide for trans people changing names or gender markers

CORRECTION: November 20, 2023 9:25 am ET
An earlier version of this article had the incorrect state that the project is expanding to next; they are working on adding Rhode Island at this time.

In ‘Love and Money, Sex and Death,’ McKenzie Wark writes to the people who shaped her

CORRECTION: October 12, 2023 4:29 pm ET
An earlier version of this article named the incorrect birthplace for McKenzie Wark.

Why this couple is fighting HIV discrimination in Mexico

CORRECTION: September 18, 2023 12:36 pm ET
The last names of Alejandro Romero Cigarroa and Emmanuel Romero Cázares were inverted in an earlier version of this story.

Can ‘American Ninja Warrior’ stay gender-inclusive as it goes mainstream?

CLARIFICATION: September 14, 2023, 12:46 pm ET
A previous version of this article misrepresented the number of explicitly queer stories on American Ninja Warrior to date.

The Supreme Court didn’t issue a ‘licence to discriminate’ against queer and trans people. The reality is more complicated

CORRECTION: July 7, 12:49 pm ET
The original version of this story stated incorrectly the job title for Lambda Legal’s Camilla Taylor.

Playwright Brad Fraser and actor Stephen Jackman-Torkoff are queering Shakespeare and sexing up the Stratford Festival

CORRECTION: June 17, 2023 10:35 am ET
The idea for a chorus of dancing angels originated with director Jillian Keiley. And one of Brad Fraser’s Shakespearean adaptations was staged prior to this production at Stratford. Incorrect information appeared in an earlier version of this story.

Introducing ‘Queering Death,’ a 6-part look at the nuanced ways we die and mourn

UPDATE: May 31, 2023 11:19 am ET
This article has been updated to include the correct pronoun for Cindy Milstein.

Canadian government in talks to create LGBTQ2S+ endowment fund

CLARIFICATION: May 11, 2023, 9:38 am ET
This article has been updated to include the legal name of UR Pride Centre, which was started by students but is a separate entity from the university.

Is it time to kick politicians out of Pride?

CLARIFICATION: April 26, 2023, 11:51 am ET
The section on the 1981 Toronto Pride committee’s intent has been altered to better reflect goals of the group at the time.

Midnight in Ni-Chome: Japan’s post-pandemic drag performance scene 

CORRECTION: April 13, 2023, 10:16 am ET
Koppi Mizrahi is the mother of a ballroom house; incorrect information appeared in the original version of this story. Also, the name of the Xtravaganza house was misspelled.

How Republican lawmakers are using custody threats to eliminate gender-affirming care for trans kids

CORRECTION: April 2, 2023, 4:06 pm ET
Amber and Adam Briggle’s teenage son is not receiving gender-affirming care. An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information.

The making of a detransitioner

CLARIFICATION: March 27, 2023, 2:55 pm ET
After this story was published, Katie Herzog contacted Xtra by email disputing Elisa Rae Shupe’s characterization as to why Shupe was left out of a story by Herzog and to clarify she was working for The Stranger, and not as a podcaster, when the two were in contact. The founder of 4thWaveNow and Lisa Littman also reached out by email to deny Shupe’s assertion that Littman fronted a ROGD study. And Lisa Marchiano contacted Xtra by email to deny Shupe’s assertions that she had invented ROGD, was selling “bogus theories” or was looking for anti-trans narratives that would “sell.” Those sections have been updated to include these responses.

Home is where the heart is

UPDATE: March 17, 2023 4:56 pm ET
The photos of Mono and Jo and Vivian and Lis were added after the initial album was published. Keep those photos coming!

How Russian censorship is going to extreme lengths to make the gays disappear

CLARIFICATION: March 4, 2023, 10:34 am
The styling of Dima Barch’s name has been changed since this article was first published.

Facelift or face slap? Here’s what’s happening to one of Canada’s queerest beaches

UPDATE: February 28, 2023 11:53 am ET
At the Feb. 27 consultation on Hanlan’s future, the City announced they’re dropping the proposed “permanent event space” from the Toronto Island master plan. This is following what they call an “overwhelming response” from the community. Event planners can still book events at Hanlan’s, but they’ll continue to be required to bring their own equipment. The City promises to embark on a special “events strategy” for the island to figure out which events should get permits.
CLARIFICATION: March 1, 2023 2:37 pmA change was made to this article to reflect the pilot date of Hanlan’s becoming designated a nude beach versus the date it b ET
ecame permanent.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 15, Episode 8 power ranking: ‘She was in the bottom three times in one episode’

CORRECTION: February 20, 2023, 1:48 pm ET
An earlier version of this story noted the wrong song choice for Spice.

Alberta’s new ‘free speech reporting’ requirement for colleges and universities stokes fears in the LGBTQ2S+ community 

CORRECTION: February 8, 2023 4:29 pm ET
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that advanced education minister Demetrios Nicolaides fired Athabasca University president Peter Scott. Scott was fired by the university’s board of governors.