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B.C.’s transgender community speaking out after ‘deadnames’ appear on vaccine cards

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B.C.’s vaccine card goes into effect Monday, some British Columbians are expressing frustration over an error in the system.Wulfric Odinson, who goes by the pronouns he, him and his, told Global News he signed up for the card the first day he was able to.“I found that my deadname, which I changed in 2016, had mysteriously reappeared on my vaccine passport,” he said.A deadname is the use of someone’s birth or former name that is used without the person’s consent.Kyler Emerson, a journalism student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, who also goes by the pronouns he, him and his, told Global News the same thing that happened to Odinson happened to him.“It was hard to see,” he said.

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