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A Brief History of Gay & Transgender Rights in Canada

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 June 2020
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25 June

Through the years, Canada has moved progressively towards acknowledging and supporting transgender rights (or the lack thereof). From a country heavily influenced by Britain in criminalizing homosexuality to emerging as a champion for the LGBT+ community. Let’s take a look at the pivotal milestones in the history of transgender rights in Canada to see how far we have come and how much further we need to go. Pre-Colonial Canada It is critical to recognize that before the European colonization, the Indigenous peoples in Canada, particularly in Turtle Island, have high regard for sexual and gender diversity. Two-Spirit people who identify…

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How To Tell Your Family That You Are Transgender

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Apr 2015

Coming out to family and friends can be one of the hardest parts of transitioning. No matter how open-minded or supportive they are, it is virtually impossible to predict how our closest friends and family members will react when presented with unexpected news. One of the most common – and…

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FTM Top Surgery Requirements And Eligibility

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Apr 2015

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health is a global organization whose purpose is to provide guidance and support to health professionals to help them provide safe and effective options for transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people. They aim to maximize the overall health, psychological well-being and self-fulfillment of these…

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Do You Need To Wear Chest Binders After Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Apr 2015

One of the main attractions of FTM top surgery is the freedom to go about your daily life without having to spend time binding your chest. Without breast tissue to compress, patients who have undergone this procedure report a fantastic sense of freedom from this restrictive daily ritual. But recovery…

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Toronto Pride 2015!

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 31 Mar 2015
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How to Support Your Loved Ones During An FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Mar 2015

Going through an FTM surgery is a transition for everyone in the family, but especially your loved one having the procedure. Offering your love and support is critical to ensure a smooth transition and to maintaining a healthy and happy mental state. Here are a few ways you can help.…

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