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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel presenting on Facial Feminization surgeries at the 519 [Dec. 17th, 2010|06:35 pm]
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I was asked to forward this information along. I know nothing besides what's copied below. Call the 519 for further detail. Sorry for the short notice, just got it in my inbox today!

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel will be at the The 519 Church Street Community Centre on Saturday December 18th from 11am until 3pm to give a slideshow and presentation about Facial Feminization surgeries for trans women! Should be an informative session and an exciting chance to ask all your questions!
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(no subject) [Dec. 1st, 2010|11:52 am]
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So I got my letter for a psych appointment with a Dr Nguyen from CAMH. I've heard that CAMH is bad, but I want to explore all of my options, and my will is strong, so I don't think I'll be bothered by going here. Plus, I mean, if all goes well I could be going on hormones really soon, so I don't want to mess this up.

I had two questions, one, has anyone ever dealt with a Dr Nguyen at CAMH?

And two, I had this idea where I write up a couple letters that people can sign stating that they have indeed known me for however many years and that I have been living as male for 2+ years. I've been waiting for so long to go on hormones, I don't want to have to wait another year, do you think this will work?
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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2010|11:42 am]
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Has anyone ever dealt with the Ontario Human Right Comission with regards to discrimination that they have encountered at their workplace? I just filed a formal complaint to the Human resources at my work and wondering if I should go to the OHRC
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Getting a hysterectomy... [Oct. 24th, 2010|03:17 am]
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I have been on T for a while (6 years) and I am thinking about getting this procedure done. I don't need the ovaries and I can eventually lessen my T injections. I go to Sherbourne and I am told that I have to go through the CAMH GID clinic in order to get a doctor to perform the procedure and of course the cost will be coming out of my pocket which stings a little but it's fine with me. I just don't want for problems to occur because of being on T for so long.

Are there guys here who have done the procedure or are considering it? Is this the only option for us?

I just received my questionnaire from CAMH and man the questions are so intrusive and I feel sort of degraded filling it out. Maybe I am just being sensitive about the whole thing... but please don't tell me I have to deal with CAMH.
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**Group for Trans/ Gender Variant People at York University** [Oct. 19th, 2010|02:26 pm]
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**Group for Trans/ Gender Variant People at York University**

Do you attend York University?

Do you identify as Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Two spirit, Intersex, aggressive, stud/butch/boi, etc?

The Center for Women and Trans People(CWTP) at York University is starting a new support/advocay/social group for Trans/Gender Variant People.

The group would be a place to meet other trans/gender variant people on campus, and draw support and resources from each other. It could also have an advocacy component- but that’s completely up to the group’s members interests and initiative.

We are also starting to plan Trans Day of Remembrance activities( and all input and help are more than welcome!)

We want to get to get the group running ASAP. So, let us know which days of the week would work for you! Please contact the CWTP at cwtpyork@gmail.com , (416) 736-2100 x33484 , or the student center room 322.
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TOMORROW* Re-orientation cabaret: My sex is beautiful [Sep. 30th, 2010|02:06 pm]
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The Centre for Women and Trans People (CWTP) at York University, as part of Disorientation week, is hosting:

Re-orientation cabaret: My sex is beautiful

A hot cabaret evening brimming with queer, sexy acts featuring Raging Asian Women, Ill Nana and Chromatically Correct, hosted by the lovely Dainty Box and followed by a night of sweaty, pumping beats served by Yes Yes Y'ALL and Big Primpin' guest DJ, DJ Black Cat.

Also Featuring:
Raging Asian women (drumming)
Ill Nana (Dance)
Chromatically Correct ( Drag)
Nichola Ward (Spoken word)
Cutesy Caliber( Burlesque)
Masti Khor ( Burlesque)
Philip Cairns ( Spoken word)
Diann Chea( performance art)
Grey ( performance art)
Luka ( performance art)
Ismailova Theatre of Dance (dance)
Taylor (music)

... followed by a night of dancing with DJ Black Cat.

Friday October 1st at The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
Doors at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm

tickets sliding scale 2-10$,
advanced tickets available at Good for Her and the CWTP York.
( All the money made at the door will go towards performers)

All ages event .
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Trans Sensitive Sexual Assault After Care [Sep. 20th, 2010|03:07 pm]
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I am trans and I am involved in a relationship with someone who has escalated to sexual assault. I was hoping to get checked out and make sure that everything is okay but I am not sure where to go. Can anyone recommend somewhere in the city that is trans positive? I really don't think I can handle it if I have to explain my name, my gender presentation, how I want to refer to my genitals etc.
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Community Outreach Worker (Part-time -10 hours per month) [Aug. 26th, 2010|11:23 am]
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Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program designed to improve access to services and to promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. RHO has a central office in Toronto and outreach workers in each of Ontario's 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINS).

We are seeking someone who is interested in LGBT health and wellness, who can build networks with service providers and community members, who enjoys learning and being part of larger LGBT health movement. We offer compensation of $30 per hour, job related expenses and the opportunity to attend two weekend retreats per year.We are especially interested in people who represent the diversity of our LGBT community and who speak both English and French.

The Outreach Worker must live for the majority of the year in LHIN 6 Mississauga Halton (includes Acton, Ashgrove, Bronte, Brookville, Campbellville, Clarkson, Etobicoke, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Halton Hills, Hornby, Limehouse, Lorne Park, Meadowvale Village, Milton, Mississauga, Moffat, Norval, Oakville, Palermo, Port Credit, Speyside, Stewarttown, and Streetsville).

For more information and an application package, please go to http://www.RainbowHealthOntario.ca/home/ and look in the What's New section.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday, September 13, 2010.

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Trans/Gender Variant at York University? We need your input! [Aug. 3rd, 2010|01:00 pm]
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Do/Did you attend York University?
Do you identify as Trans, Transgender, Transsexual, Gender Variant, Gender Queer, Two spirit,Intersex, aggressive, stud/butch/boi, etc?
The Center for Women and Trans People at York University is putting together a guide and/or workshop for trans/gender variant York students for orientation week. We want to hear your experiences, tips and resources around negotiating your gender/trans experience at York university.
Some of the topics , for example, could be:
- Navigating/Negotiating with York administration
- Coming out/disclosing to professors, T.As, classmates, staff, etc
- Using the YFS health plans benefits
- Using the Counselling & Disability Center
- Safety on Campus
- Transfriendly (or not so) Clubs, organizations and people
- Residence/living on campus
- Recreation centre/Gym
- ....anything that you would like to “pass on”/share with other students and community members.
Submissions might be edited, and all identifying personal details will remain confidential. Submissions should be sent to cwtpyork@gmail.com. If you have any questions, concerns or want to talk about the guide/workshop also email cwtpyork@gmail.com .
Thank you,

Luka Sidaravicius
Outreach and Trans Integration Program Developer

(sorry for x-posting)
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About Rx... [Jun. 24th, 2010|03:18 pm]
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[Current Mood |blahblah]

Today, I went to refill my prescription at Main Drug Mart and was surprised by the price increase of my T. It is now $70.45 in total for a vial of T. Was anyone surprised by this?

I would love to haave a health plan to cover my medical expenses, but I am a student who is making the right amount of money to still qualify for OSAP but not qualitfy for a governement drug benefit program. I will just have to rough this out until I finish with school and make some real money, but it still bummer...
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