Apply: The City’s Expanding Housing and Support Services for Women and Transgender Community Sub-Committee

The City of Hamilton is seeking applicants with experience and interest in homelessness prevention and the provision of affordable housing.

The advisory committee named Expanding Housing and Support Services for Women and Transgender Community Sub-Committee reports to council through the Emergency and Community Services Committee on emerging issues in housing and support services for women and transgender and non-binary persons.

Apply before October 31st at 4:30pm.

For more information and to view the Terms of Reference, visit http://www.hamilton.ca/ApplytoServe, email clerk@hamilton.ca, or call 905-546-2424 ext 2604.

Poster that invites people to apply to join the Expanding Housing and Support Services for Women and Transgender Community Sub-Committee

Event: Hamilton Public Library’s new 2SLGBTQ+ Archive

You’re Invited

Tuesday October 22, 2019
7:30pm – 10:30pm


A fundraiser to support Hamilton Public Library’s new 2SLGBTQ+ Archive, in honour of Michael Johnstone.

Mills Hardware
95 King Street East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A9

 
$25 – purchase tickets on Eventbrite
 

Wear your favourite scarf, share stories, listen to music and celebrate Michael’s legacy. Send questions to communications@hpl.ca.

Event: Casey Plett

Casey Plett wrote the novel Little Fish, the short story collection A Safe Girl to Love, and co-edited the anthology Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. She is a winner of the Amazon First Novel Award, the ALA Stonewall Book Award Barbara Gittings Literature Prize, and a two-time winner of the Lambda Literary Award. She has written for The New York Times, The Walrus, McSweeney’s, Maclean’s, and Rookie, among other publications. She lives in Windsor, Ontario.

Presented by the English and Cultural Studies Visiting Speaker Series
Tuesday October 29th, 3:00-4:00 pm
Concert Hall, LRW (McMaster University)

For more information or to request accommodations, please contact Grace Kehler (kehlerg@mcmaster.ca) or Sarah Brophy (brophys@mcmaster.ca).

Merriam-Webster dictionary adds ‘they’ as nonbinary pronoun

“Attention grammar snobs: ‘they’ can officially be used as a singular, nonbinary pronoun. Merriam-Webster, the oldest dictionary publisher in America, officially recognized the usage today, when it added 533 words to its online dictionary.Read the article at The Guardian, Sep 17

Even very strict grammarians can learn to be good allies. Thanks to coalition member Adrian for sharing this.

Sat Dec 5th: A Trans ID Clinic (in English and French!)

Trans ID Event - Dec 8 2018Are you trans, non-binary or gender diverse? Do you need support changing your legal name or gender marker? Drop-in clinic: Sat Dec 8 @ 12-2pm, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, 100 Main St. E. Suite 203. For more information contact Mela at 905-523-6611 ex 2002.

ÉVÉNEMENT ID TRANS - Dec 8 2018

Êtes-vous trans, non-binaire ou personnes de genres divers ? Avez-vous besoin de soutien pour changer votre nom légal ou marqueur de genre ? Clinique: Samedi le 8 Dec, 12- 14h, Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton, 100 rue main est suite 203, Pour plus d’informations, contactez samuel à 905-527-4572 poste 99.

Ally is a Verb

The best way to be an ally is to listen with an open mind to transgender people speaking for themselves. Talk to transgender people in your community. Check out books, films, YouTube channels, and trans blogs to find out more about transgender people and the issues people within the community face.

from Tips for Allies of Transgender People by GLADD

See also PFLAG’s Straight For Equality Guide To Being a Trans Ally, and the additional resources linked from both sites, for more information on how to level-up your allyship in these disappointing, enraging times.