Statement re: Anti-Trans Disinformation in The Spectator

On July 21st The Hamilton Spectator published the letter Unwillingness to challenge partisan paradigms in Canadian gender affirmation research. It is a clear example of the rhetoric and tactics that modern anti-trans movements use to dehumanize trans people and strip them of human rights.

In the face of organized anti-trans actors targeting the gender affirmation of all trans youth, it is critical to learn to recognize and call out anti-trans narratives. The July 21st letter is anti-trans disinformation. It attempts to delegitimize the most basic, fundamental practices for supporting trans youth under the guise of concern and debate. This is harmful to trans youth and to the wider Hamilton trans community. This kind of disinformation has permeated mainstream Canadian media and we are saddened to see direct local impacts.

RHO THMC Updates

These updates were shared at the May 2020 coalition meeting. Sign up to join the RHO Trans Health Mentorship Call to receive the full set of notes following each meeting. The full notes include the question-and-answer section about gender-affirming care, not included here. We’ve also trimmed updates that have already been shared in previous minutes. […]

2SQT Community Calendar

The community calendar is on a temporary hiatus due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on community event planning. We hope to share this resource again soon.

Trans ID Clinics: Nov, Jan & Mar

Need to change your name or gender marker? The Trans ID Clinic can help! Held at the community legal clinic with dates in January and March.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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

Are 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. Êtes-vous trans, non-binaire ou personnes de genres divers ? Avez-vous besoin […]