February 21st, 2020

It’s Friday! Here’s what’s up.

Camps: CampOUT & Rainbow Pals

CampOUT is a new LGBTQ2S+ youth camp running for a week this summer (Aug 23 to 28) at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp (slmc.ca) in Sauble Beach. The flyer is posted on the coalition website. Please forward this opportunity to other QT contacts you might have.

Rainbow Pals is a camp specifically for LGBTQ2S+ kids and kids in LGBTQ2S+ families ages 6-12 run out of Determination Martial Arts by queer and trans identified staff. Details at http://hthc.ca/rainbow-pals.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Their Fans: Call for Participation

Adrian is producing a short film on the power of rehab sciences as a course project, and his group is considering a video on how Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) empower trans individuals to express their identities. If you are an SLP or a member of the trans community who has accessed voice therapy, Adrian’s team would like to interview you for this project. Contact info@hamiltontranshealth.ca.

Know a Guy That’s Into Other Guys?

Let’s talk about men’s stuff! Please share this discussion series offered by The AIDS Network and its 2SGBTMSM program Men4Men with your patients, clients, and networks:

Feb 26: PnP and Harm Reduction
Mar 04: Stigma and Body Image
Mar 11: HIV, PrEP, PEP, U=U

See the poster online. Follow Men4Men on social media to promote the series with a share/repost/retweet/like.

Drag Queen Storytime

The Spring 2020 What’s Happening Guide of the Hamilton Public Library highlights Drag Queen Storytime: “Drag stars Fay Slift and Fluffy Souffle tell culturally diverse stories and sing songs in celebration of families with LGBTQ2S+ parent(s) and gender-variant children. Performing at Central Library on Sunday May 24 at 2pm. All welcome.”

Rainbow Health Ontario Resources

We’re excited to partner with Hamilton Family Health Team to host some RHO training in the fall here in Hamilton, including the new puberty blocker session that is going to debut at the conference in April. Keep in mind that RHO has plenty of training and resources you can access directly if you don’t want to wait until the fall, and their programs include a focus on trans health promotion. Are your LGBTQ2S+-competent services listed in RHO’s provincial Service Provider Directory?

Film Screening: Invasion (Feb 27, Central Library)

The Hamilton Social Media Response Team invites you to its screening of “Invasion” at the Central Branch of Hamilton Public Library (Hamilton Room, Feb 27, 6:30pm). The short film provides an overview of the conflict and the position of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and people in opposition to pipelines running through their unceded land. Further information on key issues will be provided and a facilitated discussion on what health care providers can do will follow the film. More information online at bit.ly/invasionfilmhamilton.