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A woman has filed a human rights complaint against a Toronto shelter for female recovering addicts, claiming staff forced her to share a small double room with a pre-operative male-to-female transgender person. Hanna, 37, is a former paramedic who has lately worked in the service industry, and has been struggling with the lingering effects of sexual abuse and resulting problems with addiction to alcohol and cocaine. She spent two nights sharing the room — constantly looking over to make sure her roommate was still in bed, she said — before taking an indefinite leave from the shelter.
A growing number of transgender people are now living openly, but the struggle for equality is far from over. Violence, harassment and discrimination are regularly part of their lives. Here, five Torontonians tell their stories.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Between andall Canadian provinces and territories amended their Vital Statistics Act and lifted the requirement of gender confirmation surgery for people to change their gender on various documents. Five provinces and two territories offer a gender-neutral option.
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In Crisis? Although lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer identified LGBTQ people are as diverse as the general Canadian population in their experiences of mental health and well-being, they face higher risks for some mental health issues due to the effects of discrimination and the social determinants of health. Socio-economic factors or determinants play a key role in mental health and wellbeing for all of us, and are particularly important for marginalized populations.
Meal Trans is a drop-in program serving meals to lower-income, street-active, homeless and sex-working trans women, trans men, genderqueer, and questioning people in a trans-only space. The Kyle Scanlon Memorial Fund was established to memorialize the sudden passing of Kyle Scanlon, a long-time staff member of Thewho worked closely with trans communities to support and advance trans inclusion. The Trans Sex Worker Empowerment Project supports trans and gender-diverse identified people who have experience with sex work to receive training and facilitation skills. This phase of the 3 year project, provides peer leaders with 16 weeks of free training opportunities for diverse skill development on various personal and professional development topics — including: cooking, anti-oppression, self-care, team building, harm reduction, HIV, and relevant legislation.