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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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Ways To Support Your Partner Through FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Jan 2018

Transgender surgery is a big, yet positive, step. If your partner is going to undergo a chest masculinization procedure, there are ways you can support them and show that you’re in their corner. Have A Conversation It’s a good idea for you to have a conversation with your partner and…

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Body Positive New Year’s Resolutions For 2018

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Jan 2018

New year, new you. You’ve probably heard that before, but it’s easier said than done, especially if you’re a member of the transgender community. While you may not have undergone FTM top surgery yet or have just recently had the procedure done, it’s important to explore body positivity. To help…

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Your FTM Top Surgery Fundraising Options

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Dec 2017

Although you can’t put a price on the freedom associated with finally being able to live as your true self, an FTM (female-to-male) procedure can be quite expensive. There are, however, fundraising options that can help cut costs. Crowdfunding Crowdfunding involves raising small amounts of money from a large group…

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Seven Inspiring TED Talks You Should Watch On The Transgender Experience

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2017

Transgender cosmetic surgery does not define who you are, although it can help. Whether you’ve had the procedure or not, you are still entitled to live as your true self. If you’re looking for inspiration from others who live the transgender experience, look to these seven TED talks. The Importance…

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The History Of Top Surgery: Developments And Improvements

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 11 Dec 2017

Breasts are a physical attribute associated with women. For trans men the double incision mastectomy, a type of top surgery, can eliminate the breasts and create a masculinized chest. This allows trans men to live comfortably in their own skin without feeling like there is feminine energy/characteristics hanging over them.…

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