Survey – LGBTIQ2S+ Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy

Lisa C. Updates

A Master’s Degree student in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of Guelph is conducting a survey entitled: LGBTIQ2S+ Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy And your insights are needed! This survey is part of a research project focusing on LGBTIQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, Two-Spirit and more) individuals’ perceptions of police in Canada. If …

Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 20

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Updates

Today November 20, 2020 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is an annual observance where we honour lives of transgender and nonbinary people who were murdered over the last year as a result of transphobia and transphobic violence. In the past 12 months, 350 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed globally. From January 2008 to September 2020, …

University of Calgary Seeking Research Participants

Lisa C. Community, Settlement & Community News, Updates, Volunteers

How does your gender identity affect your involvement in sport and physical activities? Researchers at the University of Calgary are trying to find out and they need your help! To volunteer and participate in this research, you will be asked to share your experiences in sport or physical activities during a 60-90 minute interview. The interview will be recorded and …

Free Health and Wellness Leadership Program for Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Guys

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Updates

Totally Outright is a free leadership program for young gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer (GBT2Q) guys between 18-30 years of age. You’ll learn about tools you can use to take care of your own sexual health, as well as strategies to help share the knowledge with your friends and community. You will also work together amongst other participants to …

Trans Affirming Network by Skipping Stone

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Depending on which country or region you moved to Canada from, the concept of gender diversity may or may not exist. Gender Identity vs. Sex Gender identity is a person’s internal sense of whether they’re male or female, both, or neither, and it’s not visible to others. Gender identity and sex are two different things. Sex was assigned to someone …

Gender Equality Week Sep 20 to 26

Lisa C. Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

Canada’s Gender Equality Week is being held from September 20 to 26, 2020. Advancing gender equality benefits everyone, women, men and gender diverse communities, and leads to greater health, happiness, and economic prosperity. For the recent 2 to 3 decades, Canada has made important progress to remove barriers to equality: added gender identity and gender expression as prohibited grounds of …

Pride Week August 28 – September 6

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

It’s almost Pride Week (August 28 – September 6)! Pride Week leads up to the Pride festival and parade, which usually takes place on Labour Day long weekend. Thousands would gather in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. This year, due to health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 30th anniversary of Calgary Pride has been reimagined. Calgary Pride …

Aging with Pride – Guide for LGBTQ2S+ Seniors

Lisa C. Seniors, Settlement & Community News, Updates

LGBTQ2S+ seniors have gone through incredible milestones and changes throughout their lifetimes. We are living in a different era now, more open and inclusive compared to decades ago, yet the discrimination against this diverse population has never really ended. Compared to their counterparts, LGBTQ2S+ older adults are more likely to have mental or physical illnesses, have less support, and are …