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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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10 Support Groups For Transgender Youth In Ontario

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Dec 2017

Whether you have undergone top surgery or not, you deserve to live as your true self. But as a transgender youth in Ontario, that may be hard to do. Even though there is nothing wrong with you, society may not feel the same way. There are places you can go…

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What Is Transgender Conversion Therapy?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Nov 2017

At birth, we are assigned a sex based on our genitalia. For some people, the sex they were assigned at birth does not match how they feel inside. If you are one of those people, you are not alone and there is nothing wrong with you. Many people may try…

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Transgender: When To Transition

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Nov 2017

We can set reminders in our phones and computers to tell us to pick up milk on our way home from work, but we can’t set an alert that tells us when the best time to transition is. If you are transgender or struggling with your gender identity, it’s up…

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Why Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Illness

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Nov 2017

There has been much debate on whether or not transgender identity is a mental illness. Some believe that being transgender is something you suffer from like depression, while others feel that this is simply not the case. In truth, being transgender is not a mental illness. What is mental illness?…

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What Insurance Covers FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Nov 2017

For many trans people, the idea of undergoing gender-affirming surgery is daunting, not because of the fear of finally becoming who they really are but because of the price. Without insurance, the surgery can be quite expensive. However, insurance is available in Canada that covers the cost of the surgery.…

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