Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility! Every year on March 31st we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the Trans community and raise awareness about Trans discrimination around the world. In celebration we have highlighted some resources that offer information and support on a variety of trans and non-binary topics.
Did you know?
- According to the 2021 census, 60,000 Canadians identify as trans
- There are 3-7x more Trans folks from GenZ than millennials, Gen X, or baby boomers
- We can thank trans women of colour for starting Pride
- Over 1/3 of trans youth have attempted suicide
T-Time Tips – Am embodiment of Black & Bipoc Trans Power and Liberation. T-Time Tips provides lifestyle and hair advice for those transitioning to Trans sisterhood.
Hamilton Trans Health Coalition – A non-profit coalition of healthcare providers, advocates, and community members working to increase the capacity of health systems in Hamilton, Ontario to meet the needs of trans, gender-diverse, and non-binary people. HTHC provides education workshops on a variety of trans-related issues for health care providers. They also aim to answer questions from local trans folks on how best to find healthcare.
Sherbourne Health/ Rainbow Health Ontario – Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program of Sherbourne Health designed to improve access to services and to promote the health of Ontario’s Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (2SLGBTQ) communities. They provide information + consulting, education + training, and develop research to aid in policy-making.
Canadian Centre for Gender + Sexual Diversity – The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity works in schools and youth communities to stop homophobia, transphobia, bullying & other forms of discrimination. They conduct workshops on comprehensive sex education, intersectionality & diversity as well as professional development. Additionally, they conduct research on the mental health of 2SLGBTQ+ folks.
Trans Wellness Ontario – The mission of Trans Wellness Ontario is to enhance and sustain the health and wellness of transgender, genderqueer, two-spirit, non-binary, queer and questioning communities and their families. They are located in Windsor-Essex and provide services to those over 13 years old. TWO provides individual counseling, peer mentoring, parent peer mentoring as well as games nights, parents nights, ID clinics, an open community room and youth drop-in.
JusticeTrans – JusticeTrans aims to provide accessible legal education to 2STNBGN people by challenging transphobic policy and advocating for community-based transformative social justice. You can visit their website for a variety of legal information at both the provincial and national level on 2SLGBTQ+ issues as well as sex work.
Quebec Trans ID Clinic – The Quebec Trans ID Clinic is a year-long, all-in-one drop-in service for individuals wishing to change their legal name and gender marker, offered across the province of Quebec and notably in Montreal. For now, this service is offered in-person only, but will eventually also be made available remotely.
We are also increasingly concerned with the rise of anti-trans bills being introduced in the US. To keep up to date on this visit translegislation.com.