Transgender London

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(ONTARIO CANADA; NOT UK)

 

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The Law of Transgender.

Transgender just exists,  It cannot be created nor can it be cured, however it can require conversion to another form.

Lifestyle choice? 

When did you choose to be Cisgender and/or Heterosexual?

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SITE AND LOCAL NEWS

Change Is Coming.
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 this site.

So, please visit again  to see the changes as they occur.

Much love to all,
Kim.

 

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We are active in support of the following London and Region LGBT Supportive Groups and Organizations.

Rainbow Health Ontario

PFLAG

Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC)

RHAC (Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)

Alphabet Community Center (ACC)

PRIDE London

Trans Pulse Project

Spectrum Fanshawe

Positive Space Working Group of Fanshawe College

London Transgender Coffee Social Club

 

 

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NEED HELP?  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 confidential.

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.

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Talking with a Transperson - An article that will help with this often uncomfortable situation.

Grieving a Cis-Transgender Relationship - A new article that discusses the process and options for moving on from or working toward saving the relationship.

Clobbering Biblical Gay Bashing - Reprinted with the blessings and permission of its author.  Many Thanks to Reverend Mark Sandlin (PCUSA)!
 

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This website is dedicated to the Transgender person, Partners of Transgendered,  admirers and the curious everywhere, and particularly within the London, Ontario (Canada) region.

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 transsexual.

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 people.

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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