Lesbian rights

Lesbian rights

We are family

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Andrews
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Vol 10, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1989
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of a lesbian couple denied coverage with OHIP. Discusses the importance of access to health care. Redefines "family". 

Queering bathrooms: gender, sexuality and the hygenic imagination

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English
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Paper
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Sheila Cavanagh
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University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

The intersection of public washrooms and gender has become increasingly politicized in recent years: queer and trans folk have been harassed for allegedly using the 'wrong' washroom, while widespread campaigns have advocated for more gender-neutral facilities. Cavanagh explores how public toilets demarcate the masculine and the feminine and condition ideas of gender and sexuality. Based on 100 interviews with GLBT and/or intersex peoples in major North American cities, the author delves into the ways that queer and trans communities challenge the rigid gendering and heteronormative composition of public washrooms. She argues that the cultural politics of excretion is intimately related to the regulation of gender and sexuality and asserts that although toilets are not typically considered within traditional scholarly bounds, they form a crucial part of our modern understanding of sex and gender.

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ISBN 9781442610736 (paper)
ISBN 9781442641549 (cloth)
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304 Pages, paper $29.95, cloth $70.00 Contains glossary, notes, bibliography, and index

Silent no more: making health and social services accessible to lesbians: research report summary

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English
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Author: 
Isabelle Mimeault
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Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Provides a summary of research looking at the barriers lesbians face when trying to access health and/or social services in Quebec. Includes a list of recommendations aimed at making health and social services accessible to all lesbians.

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ISBN 298064336X
LEBH.M56 2003
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available from Réseau québécois d'action pour la santé des femmes

Advocacy for women's health should include lesbian health

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English
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Online
Author: 
Katherine A. O'Hanlan
Suzanne L. Dibble
Jennifer J. Hagan
Raquel Davids
Publisher: 
Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Larchmont, NY

States that established scientific studies are often not reflected in laws and judicial opinions for lesbians with regard to employment, taxation, pensions, disability, healthcare, immigration, military service, marriage, custody, and adoption. Finds that psychological and epidemiological research confirms that the public discriminatory attitudes and second-class legal status cause physical, emotional, and financial harm to lesbians, their families, and their children, and that some lesbians experience discrimination in healthcare and avoid routine primary healthcare. Argues that to decrease the harm, and improve the health of lesbians, medical institutions can include sexual orientation and gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies and offer domestic partner coverage in employment benefits.

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Recognition of lesbian couples: an inalienable right

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Irène Demczuk
Michèle Caron
Ruth Rose
Lyne Bouchard
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a critical analysis of incrementalist strategy and the formal equality approach as applied to the legal recognition of same-sex couples in Canada.

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GLBT.D46 2002
ISBN 0662312813
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: La reconnaissance des couples de lesbiennes.</p>

The impact of relationship recognition on lesbian women in Canada: still separate and only somewhat "equivalent"

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Kathleen A. Lahy
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Evaluates how the fact of relationship recognition affects lesbian and gay couples in terms of their legal, economic and social status.

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GLBT.L35 2001
ISBN 0662659406
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under the title: L'effet de la reconnaissance des unions sur les lesbiennes au Canada.</p>
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