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Trans Issues: Sexual Healthcare in Ontario

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Tranzac Club

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Hello hello hello!

Please join us for a laid back night centered on Trans issues with sexual healthcare in Ontario!

We will have two speakers presenting on Trans Women and Men's issues with sexual healthcare in Ontario, with an emphasis on HIV.

Our two esteemed speakers for this event are Tatiana B. Ferguson, a sexual health educator and human rights advocate and Joel West, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator at MAX Ottawa. (bios below)

Following presentations, there will be time for attendees to ask questions and engage in general conversation.

When/Where? Wednesday October, 30th, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:30PM at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7. (A few minutes away from Spadina Station)

This is a FREE event with food and drinks. However, space is LIMITED so attendees must register for their free ticket on eventbrite. The facebook page can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188778081309552/

People living with HIV who attend may be eligible to receive a 25$ stipend for their participation, with priority given to Trans participants. TTC tokens are also available upon request. To learn more about the above, or if you have questions regarding accessibility, please email james.tavares@mail.utoronto.ca

This is intended to be an informal event and we aim to make it a space everyone can feel comfortable in, regardless of your age, race, gender, sexuality, disability or HIV status!

Presenter Bios:

Tatiana B. Ferguson:

Tatiana B Ferguson is a Project Coordinator and Sexual Health Educator. Since her arrival to Canada from the Bahamas in 2014, she has been very active advocating for the inclusion of Trans people and people of color in community programs and services. Her work is informed by an oppression framework and incorporates an intersectional approach that considers how various aspects of one's identity can inhibit equitable access to programs and services. Currently, she is working on a community-based research and intervention project at METRAC: Action on Violence to address Partner Violence from Two-Spirit, Nonbinary and Trans peoples perspective. She is also a founding member of the Black Queer Youth Collective (BQYC); a grassroots group dedicated to serving Black Queer and Trans youth in Toronto. The BQYC utilizes peer-led approaches to develop and facilitate culturally relevant programs to support Black LGBTQ+ youth under 29 yrs old. As a Black trans woman, her lived experience has fuelled her passion and drive to create alternative models of support and inform best practices for system change so that underserved groups have access to a better quality of life.

Joel Xavier:

Joel Xavier is a thirty-stomething Francofun gay/queer guy who has been working in sexual health since 2008. He is currently finishing his MA in Social Work at the Universite du Quebec en Outaouais, using participatory community-based research to look into how guys into guys negotiate sex. He has collaborated on the second edition of PRIMED: A Sex Guide for Trans Guys Into Guys, volunteered as an anonymous HIV tester, worked as a former sex shop employee, and co-founded Trans Health Information Ottawa (THIO). Currently, he is the Health and Wellness Coordinator at MAX Ottawa.



This is a Better than Ted: Talking HIV Research event. Between a long day and getting home, join a friendly and inclusive chat on bold ideas about HIV research: treatment, care, policy, theory, and artistic representation. Brought to you by the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital, Better than Ted: Talking HIV Research.

The views, ideas, and opinions expressed during the discussion are not those of the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital or Universities Without Walls

*Photo taken from https://goqnotes.com/62038/new-report-shows-needs-hope-for-trans-health/

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