LGBTQ

Queering bathrooms: gender, sexuality and the hygenic imagination

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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

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Clinical or health care services
Counseling

A non-profit social services organization whose membership consits of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto. The 2-Spirits organization's programs and services includes: HIV/AIDS education, outreach, prevention, and support and counselling for 2-spirited people and others living and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Primary Telephone: 
416-944-9300
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
art@2spirits.com
Fax Number: 
416-944-8381
Street Address: 
593 Yonge Street
Addt'l Street Address: 
Suite 202
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4Y 1Z4
Country: 
Canada

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

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Online
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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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ISBN-10: 0-309-21061-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-21061-4
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Includes bibliographical references.

Whose public health? An intersectional approach to sexual orientation, gender identity and the development of public health goals for Canada

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Beth Jackson
Andrea Daley
Dick Moore
Nick Mulé
Lori Ross
Anna Travers
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Ontario Rainbow Health Partnership Project (Rainbow Health Network/Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario)
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A discussion paper that reviews Canada’s contributions to the field of public health, focussing on the failure of interventions aimed at individual behaviours or risk variables to adequately address key determinants of health for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, Two-Spirit, intersex, and queer (LGBTTTIQ) people. Uses the ongoing process of defining new public health goals for Canada to show how an intersectional approach to public health could more effectively address the social determinants of health for LGBTTTIQ people. 

 

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Includes bibliographical references.

Rainbow Health Network

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Lesbians/bisexuals/transgendered women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Seeks to promote optimal health and wellness of people and communities of all gender identities and sexual orientations, including – and not limited to - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Two-Spirit, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning people and allies. They are a volunteer network with limited resources whose activities are focused primarily in Toronto, and their advocacy and lobbying primarily in Ontario, but they are open to sharing information and support across provincial and national borders.

Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6878 ext 4049
Email Address: 
http://www.rainbowhealthnetwork.ca/contact/
Street Address: 
Box 822, Station A
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5W 1G3
Country: 
Canada

What are social determinants of health for LGBTTTIQ people?

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Translated Title: 
Quels sont les determinants de la santé qui intéressent les personnes LGBTTBIQ?
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Online
Publisher: 
Rainbow Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Brochure that discusses in plain language what the social determinants of health are for people in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, transexual, two-spirited, intersex, and queer communities.

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Senior Pride Network

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Advocacy

Senior Pride Network is an association of individuals, organizations and community groups with a focus on health and social services, that share an interest and commitment to expanding programs and services for older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersexed and 2-spirited people in the City of Toronto.

Primary Telephone: 
416-392-6878 x118
Email Address: 
senior@the519.org
Street Address: 
c/o The 519 Church Street Community Centre
Addt'l Street Address: 
519 Church Street
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4Y 2C9
Country: 
Canada

Making room for sexual minorities in long-term care

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Senior Pride Network

Discusses how long-term facilities can and must make their facilities welcoming and accessible to GLBT people, both as residents and as staff members.

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