Transgender Health Care in Centre Wellington
June 30, 2020
June is Pride Month!
In 1971, roughly 100 people from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and the surrounding areas gathered in the pouring rain at Parliament Hill for Canada’s First Gay Liberation Protest and March. They presented a petition to the government with a list of ten demands for equal rights and protections. For more milestones in the history of Pride across Canada check out the Queer Events website.
Did you know that over the past 3 years, our affiliated physician Dr. Annie Lu, her nurse Amy Devonshire and recent addition Nurse Practitioner Kristin Johnson have been providing Transgender Health Care to over 70 patients? They provide assistance with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Gender Reassignment Surgery applications, name and gender change applications, as well as general health and well-being for the Transgender population. Interested in learning more about these services? Please contact your family doctor or Nurse Practitioner for a referral to Dr. Lu’s clinic.
The following are some helpful resources for the LGBTQ in Wellington County:
ARCH Guelph – provides anti-oppressive, sex-positive, inclusive care, treatment and prevention services in the area of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted blood-borne infections through innovative health promotion strategies and community engagement.
Guelph Pride – advocates for accessibility and inclusivity through self-reflection, creativity and knowledge of our radical histories.
Out on the Shelf – offers services to the LGBTQ2IA+ community of Guelph and Wellington, hosts a queer library and resource centre, and runs various monthly programming.
Outline – the University of Guelph’s resource and support service specializing in questions and information relating to sexual orientation and gender identity.