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    The Centre for Gender Advocacy is a student funded organization. You have the right to opt out of the fee levy for the Centre. Before opting out, please consider that for only ¢37 per credit (for undergraduate students) or ¢50 per semester (for graduate students), the Centre provides : • a feminist library with over […]

  • squirrels playing with a pine cone in snowWinter Break

    The Centre for Gender Advocacy will be closed for the winter break from Saturday, December 15th to Monday, January 7th. We hope everyone gets a little time to rest, play and re-charge! Looking forward to seeing you in the new year!

  • Our new office is opening soon! Monday, August 20th. 2100 rue Guy, #205Our new office is opening on August 20th!

    Just a quick note to let you know that we need a little more time to get our wonderful new office ready for you. Instead of opening on August 13th as originally planned, we’ll be opening on Monday, August 20th. In the meantime, the office that is located at 2110 Mackay is open regular hours. […]

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Learn more about the barriers faced by trans people in Quebec by playing GenderQuest: a trans choose-your-own-adventure game!

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  • Montrealer and Thomson River University Law Professor, Samuel Singer was the first witness to testify at the trial regarding trans rights in Quebec on Tuesday of this week.
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When asked about the government’s last minute announcement about making an operational change that would allow trans people the option of not having a gender marker on their birth certificates, professor Singer said that while it’s a step in the right direction, it’s basically the equivalent of putting Wite-Out over the M or F. What he and other non-binary people are asking for is a change in the law that won’t be at risk of disappearing at the whim of future governments. Non-binary people aren’t asking for a surface level change, they are asking for *legal recognition that they exist*.
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Courtroom sketch by Nina Slykhuis-Landry. @neehnuh
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#RévolutionTranSquille
#TransRightsQC
#NonBinaryRights
#NoPrideForSomeOfUsWithoutLiberationForAllOfUs
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Samuel Singer, Montréalais et professeur de droit à Thomson River University, a été la première personne à témoigner au procès concernant les droits des personnes trans au Québec mardi de cette semaine.
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Interrogé sur l’annonce de dernière minute du gouvernement concernant un changement opérationnel qui permettra aux personnes trans de ne pas avoir de mention de sexe sur leurs actes de naissance, le professeur Singer a déclaré que, même si c’est un pas dans la bonne direction, cela revient essentiellement à mettre du Wite-Out sur le M ou F. Ce qu’il et d’autres personnes non binaires demandent, est un changement de loi qui ne risque pas de disparaître à la merci d’un futur gouvernement. Les personnes non binaires ne demandent pas un changement de niveau de surface, elles demandent la *reconnaissance légale de leur existence*.
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Dessin de la salle d’audience par Nina Slykhuis-Landry @neehnuh
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#RévolutionTranSquille
#DroitsTransQC
#DroitsNonBinaires
#PasDeFiertéSansLaLibérationDeToustes
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TRANS RIGHTS TRIAL UPDATE:
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This morning, we heard the testimony of our amazing and wonderful Trans Advocate, Dalia Tourki. Those of you who know Dalia will be completely unsurprised to learn that she nailed it. Her testimony was so clear and compelling and we are in awe of her brilliance. <3
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A few choice quotes:
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“The trans migrant community is a resilient community. We survived and we are continuing to survive.”
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Re: the Civil Code:
“The law as it stands continues to legitimize violence towards trans migrants. The law causes this violence.”
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Re: recent concessions by Québec government:
“Removing gender markers [as the government has recently announced will be an option] is an administrative measure. What we need are *legislative* changes - a recognition of our existence.”
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MISE À JOUR SUR LE PROCÈS CONCERNANT LES DROITS DES PERSONNES TRANS :
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Ce matin, nous avons entendu le témoignage de notre merveilleuse Activiste en droits trans, Dalia Tourki. Celleux d’entre vous qui connaissent Dalia ne seront absolument pas surpris-es d’apprendre qu’elle a tapé dans le mille. Son témoignage était si clair et convaincant et nous sommes tellement impressionné-e-s par sa brillance. <3
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Quelques citations de choix :
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«La communauté trans migrante est une communauté résiliante. Nous avons survécu et nous continuons à survivre.»
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Concernant le code civil :
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«La loi actuelle continue de légitimer la violence à l’égard des migrants trans. La loi est à l’origine de cette violence.»
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Concernant les concessions récentes du gouvernement du Québec :
«Permettre d’enlever la mention de sexe [comme le gouvernement a récemment annoncé sera une option] est une mesure administrative. Ce dont nous avons besoin, ce sont des modifications * législatives * - une reconnaissance de notre existence.»
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#TransRightsAreHumanRights
#RévolutionTranSquille
#DroitsTransQC
#TransRightsQC
#JusticeTransMigrante
#ProtectTransYouth
#NonBinaryRights
#IntersexRights
#NoPrideForSomeOfUsWithoutLiberationForAllOfUs
#PasDeFiertéSansLaLibérationDeToustes
  • Hi all!
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The Centre for Gender Advocacy will be closed from December 15th to January 7th for the winter break.
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Happy holidays and see you in the new year!
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[Image description: photo of a panda somersaulting in the snow with hearts decorating the image.]
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Bonjour à toustes !
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Le Centre de lutte contre l’oppression des genres sera fermé du 15 décembre au 7 janvier.
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Joyeuses fêtes ! On se voit à la nouvelle année !
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[Description de l’image : photo d’un panda qui fait une culbute dans la neige. La photo est décorée avec des coeurs.]
  • Learn all about Base-Building for Social Justice Organizing TONIGHT at 6pm with Movement for Justice in El Barrio!!
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Also, People’s Potato is providing delicious snacks! .
This is a free event and there’s no need to register.
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Centre for Gender Advocacy, 2100 Guy Street, Suite #205
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Wheelchair accessible entrance at 1625 de Maisonneuve West. Buzz 0205.
  • Get next week off to a good start by learning some new strategies to supercharge your community organizing!
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We’re really looking forward to hosting Juan from Movement for Justice in El Barrio who will be sharing the movement’s very successful strategies for base-building and inclusive participatory democracy!
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Monday, November 19th from 6-8pm: Base-Building for Social Justice Organizing. Centre for Gender Advocacy, 2100 Guy Street, Suite #205.
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Tuesday, November 20th from 2-4pm: Practicing Participatory Democracy at Meetings. Concordia University Hall Building, 7th Floor Lounge.
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Hope to see you there!
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Both workshop locations are wheelchair accessible.
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#Tiohtiá:ke #Montreal #MovementForJusticeInElBarrio
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Love, Rage and Solidarity: the march and vigil for MMIWG2S is happening TOMORROW! .

Thursday, October 4th
Cabot Square (Atwater Metro)
6pm
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Don't forget to dress warmly, and bring your umbrellas and signs! Or come make signs beforehand at the Centre for Gender Advocacy's office located at 2100 Guy Street, Suite #205 from 2-4pm.
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At the end of the march we'll have soup, rolls, treats and hot chocolate to warm you up (courtesy of the People's Potato).
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NO MORE MISSING! NO MORE MURDERED!
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Illustration by Meky Ottawa.
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#Tiohtiá:ke #Montreal #Indigenous #women #girls #Two-Spirit #MMIW #MMIWG #MMIWG2S
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Amour, rage et solidarité: la march et vigile pour les femmes, filles et personnes bispirituelles autochtones disparu.e.s et assassiné.e.s se passe DEMAIN! .

jeudi 4 octobre
Square Cabot (métro Atwater)
18h
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N'oubliez pas de vous habiller chaudement et apportez vos parapluies et vos pancartes! Ou venez créer des pancartes avant la marche au bureau du Centre de lutte contre l'oppression des genres situé au 2100 rue Guy, local #205 de 14h-16h.
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À la fin de la marche nous aurons de la soupe, des petits pains, des sucreries et du chocolat chaud pour vous réchauffer (gracieuseté de la Patate du peuple).
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PAS UNE DISPARUE DE PLUS! PAS UNE ASSASSINÉE DE PLUS!
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Illustration par Meky Ottawa.
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#Tiohtiá:ke #Montréal #autochtone #femmes #filles #bispirituelles #FADA #FFADA #FFPBADA

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