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Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line

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English
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Online
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Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Provides a confidential peer support phone line for lesbian, gay and bisexual youth in Ontario. Works with other organizations and agencies to provide a network of support and information to lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, two-spirited and transgendered youth. Phone numbers: 1-800-268-YOUTH (1-800-268-9688) across Ontario, or (416) 962-YOUTH (962-9688) in the 416/905 local calling area.

Toronto Coalition for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Advocates and works for the creation of proactive services and supports for lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth in Toronto. Members include adults, youth, parents, friends, social service workers, educators, professionals, and interested community members.

Primary Telephone: 
416-340-8484 ext 254
Email Address: 
hcarolo@actoronto.org
Fax Number: 
416-340-8224
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 2J6

Female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Helena A. Kwakwa
M. W. Ghobrial
Publisher: 
The University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Chicago, IL

Article appears in the 1 February 2003 issue of Clinical Infectious Disease (Vol. 36, No. 3). Describes a case of female-to-female transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Presents the case of a 20-year-old African American woman with no obvious risk factors received a diagnosis of HIV infection, and the genotype of the infecting strain closely matched that of the strain infecting her openly bisexual female partner. Explains that the route of transmission was probably use of sex toys, used vigorously enough to cause exchange of blood-tinged body fluids.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10584838

Lesbian and bisexual women's health project: tip sheet for health care providers

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Online
Paper
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a list of tips and suggestions for health care providers in order to ensure they take the important steps required to help improve care for theirlesbian and bisexual women patients.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH LEBH.H83 2001

QWOC: Queer Women of Colour

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an organization for Aboriginal, mixed-race, racial, ethnic and cultural minority women and girls who are questioning their sexuality and/or who identify with bisexual, dyke, transgendered, queer, lesbian. A Victoria-based social and political group that promotes awareness and action around queer and racial issues.

Primary Telephone: 
(250) 479-9753
Email Address: 
qwoc@hotmail.com
City: 
Victoria
Province: 
British Columbia

Women's Creative Network

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English

Aims to cultivate an empowering atmosphere for women who love women, where enterprise, creativity and enthusiasm abound, while celebrating diversity, including the occasional presence of respectful men at designated all-gender events.

Email Address: 
womenscn@shaw.ca

Alternative Moms Canada

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Forms an advocacy group for queer moms and their children and currently has branches in both Peel Region and Toronto, Ontario, open to all lesbian, bisexual, transexual, intersex, two-spirited, queer and questioning women who are also parents, co-parents, step-parents or foster parents. Provides emotional support, social networking opportunities and community resource referrals for both the mothers and their children.

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Improving the access to and quality of public health services for lesbians and gay men: a position paper for the Ontario Public

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kerrie Duncan
Jean Clipsham
Elaine Hampson
Carol Krieger
Judy MacDonnell
Dianne Roedding
Kathy Chow
Donna Milne
Publisher: 
Ontario Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides the Ontario Public Health Association with a framework to improve the quality of care and the accessibility to health services for lesbians and gay men. Reviews the social contexts and issues that perpetuate the experiences of discrimination and oppression. Examines how oppression impacts the health and well-being of lesbians and gay men and argues that sexual identity should be considered as a determinant of health. Presents an action plan to identify potential health risks, educate communities with the goal to change attitudes, and improve the quality of interactions of gay men and lesbians with the health sector.

LGBT communities and substance use: what health has to do with it!

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Devon MacFarlane
Publisher: 
LGBT Health Association of B.C.
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Details the needs and concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender substance users. Provides recommendations regarding support, services and programs.

ISBN/ISSN: 
GLBT.M33 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

GLMA

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy
Publisher

Exists to make the health care environment a place of empathy, justice, and equity. Represents the concerns of millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex patients and thousands of LGBTI health professionals throughout North America.

Primary Telephone: 
415-255-4547
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@glma.org
Fax Number: 
415-255-4784
Street Address: 
107-459 Fulton St
City: 
San Francisco
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94102
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