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Posts Tagged ‘trans’

Xtra Exposed

Posted March 2nd, 2012 by ftmark | No Comments

This afternoon I happened to be sitting on a train on the way home from a conference when I overheard a conversation. My friends and I tried to ignore the people who were talking loudly, until we heard one of them nearly shout, “We’re not transphobic!” A silence fell over me and my pals as [...]

‘Degrassi’ Takes on a Transgendered Character

Posted September 2nd, 2010 by Lindsay | No Comments

For those of you who do not watch ‘Degrassi’, it is a show about what it is like to be a real kid in a Canadian high school.  The actors chosen to play the roles are the same ages as the characters they play, not pimple-free 20 somethings that you would see in shows like [...]

How do you know?!?!

Posted July 30th, 2010 by Aniska Youth Line | No Comments

Lots of people ask “How do I know if  I’m gay?” ‘Gay’ can be umbrella term that people use to encompass many different identifies. Some people like this term and feels it fits them, while others choose to use other terms like queer, etc. Here are some of the words people may choose to call [...]

Vents on Identity and Desire…

Posted March 1st, 2010 by Jian | No Comments

So, I’m here to vent about some of my stress out here. If anyone identifies with some of my feelings, great. If there are any responses or answers, that’s fine too. I’m really pissed off at the mainstream gay and lesbian (excluding everyone else) community. I mean specifically the culture of Church Street/gaybourhood and Hamilton [...]

Transitioning without Hormones

Posted January 20th, 2010 by Aniska Youth Line | No Comments

**This post is from an author who wishes to remain anonymous** I realize that talking about transitioning is a very personal thing.  Everyone has their own experiences when they transition from one sex to the next and while there are common experiences, every situation is unique. I started identifying as transgender about 8 years ago [...]

Trans Rights are Human Rights

Posted November 19th, 2009 by Aniska Youth Line | No Comments

Today is a very important day for all of us who believe that trans folks deserve full rights and protections under the law. Trans rights activists and their allies are joining together with the Ontario NDP Party to table a Private Members Bill in the Provincial Legislature to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to [...]

How to Bind 101

Posted November 2nd, 2009 by Aniska Youth Line | No Comments

Another gem in my internet wanderings: a binding step by step guide (from the good folks at So for my trans and gender queer lovelies out there (or anyone who’d like to know how it’s done), this is a great guide with links to where to order a binder online (and alternatives if ordering [...]