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The ArQuives aspires to be a significant resource and catalyst for those who strive for a future world where LGBTQ2+ people are accepted, valued, and celebrated. The ArQuives was established to aid in the recovery and preservation of our histories. Its mandate is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials in any medium, by and about LGBTQ2+ people, primarily produced in or concerning Canada, and to maintain a research library, international research files, and an international collection of LGBTQ2+ periodicals
Glad Day Bookshop is the first queer-focused Canadian bookstore, and the oldest queer bookstore worldwide. Serving the LGBTQ community since 1970, we offer the widest possible selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer literature.
The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria is committed to the preservation of the history of pioneering activists, community leaders, and researchers who have contributed to the betterment of trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse people. Since 2007, the Archives has been actively acquiring documents, rare publications, and memorabilia of persons and organizations associated with activism by and for trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse people.
Hamilton Trans Health Coalition is a non-profit coalition of health care 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.
Speqtrum is a youth-founded and youth-focused skill-sharing and community building program for 2S-LGBTQIA+ young people in Hamilton, ON. Speqtrum aims to build community among 2S-LGBTQIA+ youth by offering a variety of programs and supports like online one-on-one support through weekly Check-Ins and Peer Support. We also provide community-building opportunities through group events & skill sharing workshops that help the community build capacity and advocate for change. Speqtrum creates a variety of spaces to meet other like-minded 2S-LGBTQIA+ folks.
Trans Community Health (TCH) is a weekly clinic for trans and gender non-conforming Hamiltonians. Trans Community Health works with people wherever they are on their gender transition journey. While the mandate of the Shelter Health Network is to work with people who do not have family physicians, the reality is that many trans individuals find that their physician is unwilling or feels ill-equipped to provide gender transition and hormone therapy. The clinic facilitates gender transitioning and hormone therapy for people 18 years and older.
Hamilton Trans Peer Support Group offers a once monthly support group for those under the trans umbrella. Participants may bring one cis person with them for support. The group supports Trans women/girls, Trans men/boys, Genderqueer, Gender non-conforming, Non-binary, Intersex, Questioning and Two-spirit, and is open to all sexualities, all races.
A directory of various organizations providing health and health-related information in a LGBTQ2S+ positive environment in Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Haldimand, and Brant regions. These providers may house a list of health care resources of particular interest to the LGBTQ2S+ community, provide social and emotional support, or advocate supporting the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that protect and promote the rights and interests of LGBTQ2S+ individuals.
The Queer Justice Project is a part of the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic. Law has often been used as a tool of oppression. The Queer Justice Project aims shift the balance and build capacity in the queer community. Resilience and strength is built through an intersectional, anti-colonial and anti-ableist approach to justice and legal education.
The 2SLGBTQIA+ Newcomer Youth Community Support program is a new, unique program in Hamilton creating community spaces and connections for 2SLGBTQIA+ newcomers to connect with their community and peers in a safer, supportive environment. The Join Program is designed to recognize the unique intersection of being both 2SLGBTQIA+ and a newcomer, and the resulting barriers in creating and accessing community spaces that affirm both one’s 2SLGBTQIA+ identity and cultural identity. YWCA Hamilton has a strong foundation serving newcomers and hosts Speqtrum, a youth-founded, youth-run and youth-focused program for queer and trans young people in Hamilton.
This true story by a mother about raising her transgender son is both a captivating read and an invaluable support for parents facing similar experiences. A warm, insightful portrait of a family that includes tips on helping young transgender people navigate their transition, it will support, educate, and inspire.
Much of society's thinking operates in a highly rigid and binary manner; something is good or bad, right or wrong, a success or a failure, and so on. Challenging this limited way of thinking, this ground-breaking book looks at how non-binary methods of thought can be applied to all aspects of life, and offer new and greater ways of understanding ourselves and how we relate to others. Using bisexual and non-binary gender experiences as a starting point, this book addresses the key issues with binary thinking regarding our relationships, bodies, emotions, wellbeing and our sense of identity and sets out a range of practices which may help us to think in more non-binary, both/and, or uncertain ways.
We all encounter others whose gender identities differ from our own, whether it is in the classroom, in public, in the media or online. For many, there is anxiety about which words to use in conversation and sometimes people keep quiet so as to not offend someone whose gender identity may not be readily discernible, when in actuality, what they desire is to understand, learn, and interact. This book offers practical research-based strategies for expanding personal, social and political awareness about gender-identity privileges - helping the reader to work through fears and unpack ingrained communication patterns and language.
There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource - a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts.
Trans People in Love is an illuminating resource for members of the trans community and their partners and families; gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, and intersex people; sexologists; sex therapists; counselors; psychologists; psychotherapists; social workers; psychiatrists; medical doctors; educators; students; and couples and family therapists. Trans People in Love provides a forum for the experience of being in love and in relationships with significant others for members of the trans community. This honest and respectful volume tells clinicians, scholars, and trans people themselves of the beauty and complexity that trans identity brings to a romantic relationship, what skills and mindsets are needed to forge positive relationships, and demonstrates the reality that trans people in all stages of transition can create stable and loving relationships that are both physically and emotionally fulfilling.