Today is Trans Day of Remembrance. This global event honours the lives of Trans people and their allies who has lost their lives to Transphobic violence and discrimination. Over 200 Trans people were lost in the past year - today we honour them and stand together in the fight for Trans rights. Trans rights are basic human rights and must be honored, legislated and respected.
In Ontario, Trans people face high rates of violence, discrimination and lack of access to health care - to name only a few. Please visit www.transpulse.ca to learn more.
Rainbow Health Ontario operates Trans Health Connection across the province. This program aims to provide training, mentorship and other supports to improve the quality of Trans Health Care in the province. You can learn more about the program at www.rainbowhealthontario.ca
The AIDS Committee of Simcoe County is launching a local Trans Youth support program this coming January called Gender Journeys. For more information contact the program coordinator at (705) 722-6778.
Today, the City of Barrie will raise the Trans flag in honour of TDOR for the first time in the communities history at 4:00 PM. The ceremony is followed by a TDOR event at DIY on Toronto St lead by Rae Michelle Langdon of Barrie Pride.
In Muskoka, The Muskoka Pride Community is holding a candlelight vigil in honour of TDOR. For more information please visit the Facebook event page @ https://www.facebook.com/events/127903587380077/
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