This news story details a recent (April 2nd, 2015), statement signed by tech industry executives in America. This statement was made in response to a religious freedom bill that did not mirror the language of the federal laws and thus may have left LGBTQ out of the bills protections. Information about one of the many… read more »
Gavin Kade is a musician, artist, writer and gender activist. This Blog speaks about gender identity, queerness, life as a queer person and includes snippets of Gavin Kade’s musical lyrics, poetry and other material. The About Page of the blog has contact information should you wish to contact Gavin for the purposes of organizing workshops… read more »
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started on November 20th, 1999 in response to the murder of Rita Hester. It now serves as a day to remember all of those individuals who have lost their lives due to hatred and fear. “Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender… read more »
Now Magazine presents an article entitled: “Fix Society. Please.” which were also Leelah Acorn’s final words. In this news piece, the author Jack Pyne calls into question the psychological and medical treatment of transgender individuals and describes the leading causes behind Leelah Acorn, and many other transgender other LGBT community members increased rate of suicide.… read more »
MyGSA is an outreach program run by Egale Youth Reach. Based out of Toronto they seek to provide resources and support to students, schools, parents and educators who wish to create a gay straight alliance to help LGBTQ in their institution. They provide resources such as support for Parents of Transgender children as well as more general… read more »
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.
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 »
Youth ages 12-18 and their families can access services. School advocacy, parent education, counselling, and support in accessing hormone therapy if required can be provided. Call our intake line and request a gender-creative counsellor to get connected with services.
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 »
Transgender, transsexual , gender and variance identity: these terms are too vague for most of the general public. There is much that is still not understood about the trans communities and prejudices persist. Approximately 100 people from the general public, medical community and associations attended a discussion at the Monument National on gender identity and… read more »