Transgender

November 19, 2017
 by Iris Robin Community Educator        I don’t know anyone who hasn’t struggled with their body image and I’m no different. When I was younger, it wasn’t just about weight and appearance; it was related to figuring out my sexual orientation, not being comfortable with my assigned gender, and being a person of colour in a world that privileges white people. With such high numbers of youth reporting dissatisfaction with their bodies, it’s important to bear in mind that body image problems might look different in LGBT youth from diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a society that told me that my...
August 23, 2016
 by Jay Jaxen Jonah YouthREX Research Assistant Master of Social Work Student, York University     The following is an excerpt from YouthREX's Research to Practice Report: Trans Youth and the Right to Access Public Washrooms   “Entering a public washroom for the purpose of a necessary biological function should not be a shaming experience or a problem of any sort.” - Lori B. Girshick   It is already difficult to be a youth with all of the associated physical, emotional, and psychological changes that are happening. For those who identify as being part of the trans community, or in other...
May 17, 2016
by Laura MulrineYouthREX Communications and Digital Content Officer  Quick Fact: Statistics collected by TransPULSE in Ontario determined that “on the basis of gender identity, 73% of trans people have been made fun of, 39% have been turned down for a job, 26% have been assaulted, and 24% have even been harassed by police.” Yesterday, in Montreal, Prime Minister Trudeau accepted the Laurent McCutcheon Award for his continued dedication to supporting lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals in Canada. While accepting this award, the Prime Minister announced that a bill will be...