bisexual and transgendered community

Trans PULSE Project

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Community education/development
Policy development

A community-based research (CBR) project that is investigating the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on the health of trans people in Ontario, Canada. They aim to provide the information necessary to change policies and practices to improve the health of trans communities.

Primary Telephone: 
1-877-547-8573
Email Address: 
info@transpulseproject.ca
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-547-8573
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Country: 
Canada

Queering bathrooms: gender, sexuality and the hygenic imagination

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Sheila Cavanagh
Publisher: 
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/ISSN: 
ISBN 9781442610736 (paper)
ISBN 9781442641549 (cloth)
Notes: 
304 Pages, paper $29.95, cloth $70.00 Contains glossary, notes, bibliography, and index

The health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) people: building a foundation for better understanding

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English
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Online
Author: 
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health Issues and Research Gaps Opportunities Board on the Health of Select Populations
Publisher: 
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication Date: 
2011

Assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. Examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. Finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. Sets an agenda for “essential” research needed to form a fuller understanding of LGBT health issues.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN-10: 0-309-21061-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-21061-4
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Includes bibliographical references.

Aboriginal Two-Spirit and LGBTQ Migration

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English
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Online
Author: 
Janice Ristock
Art Zoccole
Lisa Passante
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Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Sexual and Gender Diversity:Vulnerability and Resilience (SVR) Research Program
Publication Date: 
November 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

A qualitative, community-based research project that explores the trajectories of migration of Aboriginal people who identify as Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) and the impact of mobility on health and wellness.

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