Category: For HCPs

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.

Joining is Easy

Joining is Easy

Learn more about the coalition by joining one of our monthly meetings. Get in touch. It’s easy to become a member, and we have types of membership that acknowledge our different capacities to engage on the issue of trans health:

Corresponding members are connected to the coalition through email, receiving information about resources that help them provide trans-specific health care.

Attending members meet one evening a month to share information about their work and ongoing initiatives of the coalition. Some are new to trans care and want to be ready for their first patient, and some provide their existing expertise to other members to expand capacity in Hamilton.

Steering members attend additional meetings to set the work plan of the coalition in order to implement the mentorship, education, advocacy, and system change that the larger membership has prioritized.

There are also volunteer opportunities at agencies and groups that form the coalition, which we would be more than happy to connect you with.