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Two Spirit: The Trials and Tribulations of Gender Identity in the 21st Century
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Found here is an article about the struggles of a Native in reclaiming their cultural heritage in the form of the Two Spirit identity. Hopefully with more stories like this, a deeper understanding of both the struggles of the Natives to reclaim their cultural heritage and of Natives who identify as two-spirited to find solace… read more »

Isabella Bunny Bennett: Transgender Artist and Musician
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Isabella Bunny Bennett is a transgender artist and musician based in California. Isabella is keeping a transition Vlog which can be found through their Youtube Channel! In the band Steam Powered Giraffe, Isabella takes on the character “Rabbit”, in the automaton themed band. (Website here:  Steam Powered Giraffe).  An interesting part of Isabella’s character, is… read more »

Affirmation of Gender Diverse Children/Youth
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Linked here is a joint statement by the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE-ACFTS) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) which clarifies their position on issues of social work education and social service provision with respect to gender diverse children and youth. A great resource for your own advocacy.

Manitoba – Rainbow Resource Centre
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Rainbow Resource Centre is one of the longest running LGBBTQ*IA Resource Centre’s in Canada. It provides programming, information, education, counselling and supports to individuals, families and friends of gender and sexual diverse folks. Hours of Operation: Monday 4:00-7:00 pm (drop-in counselling only; please arrive 4:00-6:00 pm) Tuesday 12:00-7:00 pm Wednesday 12:00-6:00 pm Thursday 12:00-6:00 pm… read more »

Ontario – Backgrounder – Talking about gender identity and gender expression
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In 2012, Ontario added the grounds “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Human Rights Code. The OHRC then moved to update its Policy on discrimination and harassment because of gender identity. In 2012-13, the OHRC did a literature review revealing a wealth of information on how gender identity and human rights is understood from a… read more »

Puberty suppression linked to improved well-being in transgender youth
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1. Youth with gender dysphoria (GD; significant discontent with the sex assigned at birth), who underwent treatment with puberty suppression reported significant improvements in GD and body image difficulties.  2. After treatment with puberty suppression, participants reported improvements in global psychological functioning as well as on measures of objective and subjective well-being. Evidence Rating Level:… read more »