transgender health

Address transphobia in Canada’s health system

The Canada Health Act emphasizes that all Canadians are entitled to the same level of care. This does not appear to be the case for transgender patients, many of whom face barriers when seeking gender-affirming medical treatment. There are many disparities in health care access between transgender patients and their cisgender counterparts (cisgender denotes people

Homeless LGBT youth face discrimination, violence in shelter system

Alex Abramovich

“Almost all LGBTQ people going into shelters have a fear of them, because it isn’t a matter of if it’s dangerous, but just how dangerous it will be. It is horrible to live in that fear everyday. ” – Mouse, 23 years old Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning, and 2-Spirit (LGBTQ2) youth are overrepresented