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Trans Resources

The 519 Trans Services/Programs

Website Address:
http://www.the519.org
Description:
Toronto-based community centre. The 519 is a meeting place and focus for its vital and varied downtown Toronto community. Within a supportive environment it responds to community issues and needs by supplying the resources and opportunities to foster self-determination. It is committed to principles of accessibility, voluntarism, individual dignity and value, participation and celebration.
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Programmes/trans programmes
Resources:
A range of downloadable publications are available including; The Toronto Trans and Two Spirited Primer: An Introduction to Low-income, Sex Working and Street Involved transgendered, Transsexual & Two Spirited Service Users in Toronto http://www.the519.org/programs/trans/transprimer.pdf

CTYS Pride and Prejudice

Program Website:
http://www.ctys.org/programs/prideprejudice.htm
Description:
Toronto-based youth service agency. Offers unique programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender, transsexual and questioning youth 25 and under. Through individual counselling and group work, programs support youth who are exploring or challenged by a range of identity and gender issues.

FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)

Website:
http://www.forge-forward.org/
Description:
Based in Millwaukee, WI. A national education, advocacy and support umbrella organization supporting FTM+s (female-to-male transsexuals and transgenderists, and others who were assigned female at birth but who have some level of masculine identification) and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies).
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Home/Trans Sexual Violence Project/Resources-links/Sexual Violence Resources Resources:
A range of downloadable publications are available including; Transgender domestic violence/Sexual Assault Resource Sheet
http://www.forge-forward.org/handouts/TransDV-SA.pdf

Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Website:
http://www.thetaskforce.org
Description:
U.S.-based national organization. The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through training activists, equipping state and local organizations with the skills needed to organize broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and building the organizational capacity of the movement. Resources:
A range of downloadable publications are available including; Trans equality: A handbook for Activists and Policy Makers http://thetaskforce.org/reports_and_research/trans_equality

Illinois Gender Advocate

Website:
http://www.genderadvocates.org
Description:
The vision of Illinois Gender Advocates is to create a community that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every person, regardless gender identity or gender expression. This website has a great list of links and resources for a variety trans issues.
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resources/reference articles

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line

Website:
http:// www.youthline.ca
Description:

Toronto-based. The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth line is a toll- free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2 spirited, queer and questioning young people. who know where you're coming from. TTY service for the hearing impaired is available

Queer Trans Men

Website:
http://www.queertransmen.org/
Description:
A website created by the Gay/Bi/Queer Transmen Working Group (of the Ontario Gay Men's HIV Prevention Strategy). The group is made up of transmen and non-transmen (both community members and service providers) living and working in Ontario, Canada and is dedicated to raising awareness about the sexual health of transmen and sharing knowledge around our complex bodies, sexualities and sex lives.
Resources:
Primed: The Back Pocket Guide for Transmen & the Men Who Dig Them. http://queertransmen.org/images/primed.pdf

Sherbourne Health Centre - Health Care for the Transgendered and Transsexual Community

Website:
http://www.sherbourne.on.ca
Description:
Community Health Centre base din downtown Toronto. Sherbourne Health Centre provides innovative primary health care, counselling, support, outreach, health promotion, and education programs to our clients - the many individuals who reflect the diverse and vibrant communities of southeast Toronto.
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Home/LGBT Healthcare/Trans Healthcare

SOY: Supporting Our Youth

Website:
http://www.soytoronto.org/
Description:
Located in Sherbourne Community Health Centre. Improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual youth in Toronto through the active involvement of adults working together with youth.

Survivor Project

Website Address:
http://www.survivorproject.org/index.html
Description:
U.S.-based advocacy organization. A non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the needs of intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence through caring action, education and expanding access to resources and to opportunities for action. Since 1997, we have provided presentations, workshops, consultation, materials, information and referrals to many anti-violence organizations and universities across the country, as well as gathered information about issues faced by intersex and trans survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
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Home/Reading Corner
Resources:
A range of downloadable publications are available.

Trans Alliance Society: Embracing Gender Diversity

Website Address:
http://www.transalliancesociety.org/education/publications.html
Description:
based in Vancouver, B.C., TAS was founded several years ago as a province-wide (BC) coalition, with the aim of building connections between individuals and groups working on trans issues. The purpose of TAS to provide varied forums and resources to assist in the personal development, growth, and contact of its members with the transgendered community; promote knowledge and understanding of trans culture in all its diversity: build a sense of community through contact with other organizations or individuals sharing similar objectives: work toward removing all forms of barriers that negatively impact the transgendered community.
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Home/Publications
Resources:
Provides a range of downloadable publications including: Re/Defining Gender and Sex: Educating for Trans, Transsexual and Intersex Access and Inclusion to Sexual Assault Centres and Transition Houses. http://www.transalliancesociety.org/education/documents/03cwhitethesis.pdf

National Centre for Lesbian Rights

Website Address:
http://www.nclrights.org/about.htm
Description:
A national legal organization based in San Francisco. Through impact litigation, public policy advocacy, public education, collaboration with other social justice organizations and activists, and direct legal services, they advance the legal and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families across the United States.
Search Path:
Home/Publications/Transgender Rights
Resources:
A range of downloadable publications are available.

National Centre for Transgender Equality

Website Address:
http://www.nctequality.org/
Description:
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a US based 501(c)3 social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Search Path:
Home/Resources
Resources:
A range of downloadable publications are available.

Trans Health

Website:
http://www.trans-health.com
Description:
A volunteer-run website, based in New York, providing information on health and fitness for trans people.

Clinical Resources

Creating Change
http://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/tgts/tgts_change.htm

Trans Accessibility Project:
Making women's shelter accessible to transgendered women, trans accessibility project
http://www.queensu.ca/humanrights/tap/index.html

Bending the mold: An action kit for transgender youth http://data.lambdalegal.org/pdf/305.pdf

 

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