Jessica Yaniv

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Trans-gender activist and serial human rights complainer Jessica Yaniv is now a wanted woman.

RCMP in Langley BC have charged Yaniv with two counts of mischief and uttering threats after an incident on October 20 against Chris Elston, who was videotaping her with his cellphone.

The incident in question can be viewed here. It does contain strong language.

Yaniv has been involved in several lengthy human rights commission hearings, including one that wrapped up in October, 2019, when the BC commission dismissed Yaniv’s claim against several beauticians who refused to wax her scrotum.

The tribunal ruled her only motive was to target small businesses for personal financial gain. 

In October this year, she filed yet another human rights complaint – this time against a girls and women’s beauty pageant for not allowing her to participate.

Mossleigh pub briefly opens before authorities move in

Yaniv (also known as Jonathan Yaniv and as Jessica Simpson) said she was discriminated against by  Canada Galaxy Pageants when they refused to let her enter the “28 Years and Older” division.

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is representing the Ontario pageant, said Yaniv has male genitals and was born a biological male, but now self-identifies as female. 

“In May 2019, Yaniv applied to be a contestant in the Pageant, and was tentatively accepted. Yaniv did not mention being transgender prior to applying,” said the Justice Centre in a Monday news release.

“At the time, Canada Galaxy Pageants had a formal policy of accepting genetic females as contestants, but would still accept transgender females who had fully transitioned and no longer had male genitals. This policy was noted in all paperwork and on the website. The pageant’s policy has since been revised to include ‘genetic females and fully transitioned.’”

All of the contestants, including girls as young as six, change their clothing and undress in common areas. Contestants from teens and up also compete in a swimwear category.

“Once reminded of the pageant’s policy, Yaniv filed a human rights complaint against Canada Galaxy Pageants, alleging discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression and sex, in violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code,” said the centre.

“Yaniv is seeking damages in the amount of $10,000 for “injury to dignity and feelings,” and requests that the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario rule that an organization cannot refuse a service to someone just because that person has male genitalia.”

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief

Dave Naylor is News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Calgary Headquarters. He served as City Editor of the Calgary Sun & covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years.

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