The Law of Transgender.
Transgender just exists, It cannot be created nor can it be cured,
however it can require conversion to another form.
When did you choose to be Cisgender
SITE AND LOCAL NEWS
This little site has been very popular with many people, helping
people find the resources they need since its inception a decade ago.
As its owner I am very pleased with this performance. I have
received requests from trans* supportive medical and mental health
providers for inclusion to our resources, plenty of compliments, and
only a few complaints in all these years. However, it does need
some updating for language etc. The truths and facts about
Transgender are still relevant. Some improvements have been
further developed by the medical community, some have stagnated in law,
mental health and some have regressed.
On a local, (London, Ontario. Canada) level, there is
always a flux within the communities, the social supports and societal
supports. For our trans* community, it has generally been
positive. There are always bumps in the road of course, but we
expect them and we try our best to fix things as they arise.
So, the site is going to be upgraded over the next year or so; one page
at a time. It was a 2 year labour of love putting it together,
checking and rechecking (validating) the facts presented originally, and
it will be done yet again. I wanted Transgender London to be a
positive and accurate reflection of the facts, myths, misconceptions and
ways to go forward for everyone. This is a guiding principle of
So, please visit again to see the changes as they occur.
Much love to all,
We are active in support of the following London and Region
Groups and Organizations.
Metropolitan Community Churches
RHAC (Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)
Alphabet Community Center (ACC)
Trans Pulse Project
Positive Space Working Group of Fanshawe College
London Transgender Coffee Social Club
If you are within the local
(Southwestern Ontario Region) we have resources that may be able to
assist you with questions, concerns or just someone to chat with.
We have the capability to provide an advocate for medical, or mental
health professions, social or societal assistance or interventions
with family, friends or employers and more. We also have access to
diversity trainers for your employer or your business.
We can help you understand transgender and provide needed support or resources to get the
help you need.
Send an email to
TGLondon@execulink.com. Introduce yourself and tell us
where you are located (City and Country please), the reasons for your request for help etc.
The more information you provide up front, the better we are able to
match you with timely and appropriate support.
All inquiries are totally
NOTE: Transgender London
does NOT operate these services, but operates as a conduit, matching you
with the appropriate people and/or services who can use their expertise,
experience and training to assist you.
This website is dedicated to the
Transgender person, Partners of Transgendered, admirers and the
curious everywhere, and particularly within the London, Ontario (Canada)
TG London is an information site; not a social networking
or commercial site. There are plenty of those already. There are also a
lot of misinformation sites on the web about transgender, some of them
social networking, some transgender dating etc. There is also an
abundance of personal sites all
about a transperson's journey. I am always cautious about some of
these sites because of what I call "TransRadicals"; people from our
community who have very stringent and unwavering points of view about
what it is to be transgender. We are people; as varied as any
group in the population and cannot be defined and put in a box.
There are also sites from
those who oppose transgender and most often they base their twisted logic in
misinterpreted or misinformed religious beliefs
or political points of view based in these religious social-conservative
points of view. This is not to say that all sites are bad, just
some of them. There are many changes occurring within the
Christian community; a reformation of sorts, and the progressive side of
that change is welcoming of LGBT, and all under the rainbow.
This site is factual and to the point. Most of
the information is contained on and linked to the Articles page.
This truly is the focal point of this site. Every attempt to avoid
error has been made, but if you find one, please point it out and send
an email to Tglondon@execulink.com I will investigate and
make the appropriate changes.
There are a number of articles divided into sections;
one for the transgender person, one for the partners and significant
others of transgendered persons and one for transgendered youth and
their parent(s) or guardians. There are also a few articles on
this link page that should be read by everyone regardless of your
specific interest in all this.
You should start with
Sex vs. Gender; A Primer. It
explains in simple terms what it feels like to be transgender while
putting a very succinct reality to it all. There is no sugar
coating. Then it would be a good idea to read
What Causes It? This explains
a bit of the history surrounding the mystery of transgender and leads
the reader to a conclusion you may be surprised to see.
The Resources page has
links to external sites about transgender and transitioning for the
The Opinion page has a
list of articles that are editorial in nature. They are meant to
be thought provoking as points of discussion. There are also
personal experience and maybe one or two you wouldn't expect. We
welcome opposing points as long as they are well articulated, well
thought out and argued with verifiable fact. We will validate such
proposed fact. Another's opinion doesn't make fact; science does.
(Note: this author is involved in scientific academia and thus, knows
the difference between good and bad research.) In other words,
make sure your facts are scientifically sound.
I don't pull any punches where it is
necessary to be abrupt. Some of the
content is very short; particularly where people (both cisgendered and
transgender) make common mistakes, assumptions, and frequently act
inappropriately. Conversely, it attempts to be empathetic to everyone.
(Love wins; always.)
Transgender is not something that
is easy to deal with by either the one who is transgender or those close to them. People get hurt by
it; again, on both sides. Often this is the result of incomplete
or inaccurate information combined with poor communication.
Politics and Religion seem to shroud
transgender and is critically examined here, but, NO political or
religious position is ever taken. A human rights position is
promoted but political and religious views are not. Where the
transgender community is attacked from these perspectives, a strong
stance WILL be taken in favour of human rights.
Hopefully this site will provide
some connection that there are others out there, others who are not so
visible. The information here is provided with the intent to
educate and inform at many levels; from that of the transgender person, to their
significant others, to the healthcare professional. There is
something here for everyone. Perhaps by providing this
information, some of the fear of transgender can be set aside so that
those affected can be truly seen for who we are; people, ordinary
www.transgenderlondon.com is not a business and receives no external
funding. All costs of operation are incurred solely by the website
owner. Any links to outside businesses are created as a service to
the website users and in no way represents any form of approval by
Transgender London or its principals.
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