Gender Identity

The way in which a person identifies with their Gender can match their assigned sex at birth, or can differ from it completely. Meaning an individual may be identified as female at birth, yet feel as though they are male within themselves. Or vice-versa. A person’s sexual preferences do not typically define or relate to their gender identity. Both men and women, whether they identify with their birth sex or not, can engage in a variety of sexual or romantic relationships. In the same way that sexual orientation can vary greatly, even within one person’s own preferences, so can gender identity, and the way in which, or level to which someone identifies with a certain gender can change over time. Realizing that you, a friend or loved one identifies with a gender different to your birth gender may be a relief, or it may be confusing. If you have questions, or would like more information or help with gender identity, there are many sources of support and information. If you feel you, your family or a loved one could use the guidance of a counselor to help answer questions or face challenges presented by gender identity, we are here to provide you with the resources you need.
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What Does Your Child Being LGBTQ+ Mean For Them?

When a child comes out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or any other label, it is normal to feel shocked, guilt, and scared, even if you do accept them. This is

Supporting a Child Who is Questioning Their Sexual Orientation

Ellen came out to her family when she was in college. She had been dating a girl for the first time. While she was okay talking about it, she was

The Advocate Video: What is gender expression?

In this short video produced by The Advocate, the term gender expression is explored in relation to both gender identity and biological sex. Gender expression is the way in which

Gender Reveal Parties

Gender reveal parties seem to be a growing trend. I never really liked the idea of them but I couldn’t really pinpoint why, until I read this article: Dear Parents-to-Be:
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Transgender Peer Support Group - No physical address


Hamilton ON
Canada

Transgender Peer Support Group - No physical address


Hamilton ON
Canada

Family Services of Peel - Counselling Services - Mississauga - City Centre

151 City Centre Dr
Mississauga ON L5B 1M7
Canada

Family Services of Peel - Counselling Services - Mississauga - City Centre

151 City Centre Dr
Mississauga ON L5B 1M7
Canada

Family Services of Peel - Counselling Services - Mississauga - City Centre

151 City Centre Dr
Mississauga ON L5B 1M7
Canada

Family Services of Peel - Counselling Services - Mississauga - City Centre

151 City Centre Dr
Mississauga ON L5B 1M7
Canada

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program

155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Canada

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program

155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Canada

Hamilton. Hamilton Police Service - Seniors Support Officer Program

155 King William St
Hamilton ON L8R 1A7
Canada

Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton - Gender Inclusive Programs - Hamilton - 45 Ellis Ave - Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

45 Ellis Ave
Hamilton ON L8H 4L8
Canada

PFLAG Canada Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter - Fellowship Hall, First Unitarian Church of Hamilton

Fellowship Hall at First Unitarian Church of Hamilton; 170 Dundurn St S
Hamilton ON L8P 4K3
Canada

PFLAG Canada Hamilton-Wentworth Chapter - Fellowship Hall, First Unitarian Church of Hamilton

Fellowship Hall at First Unitarian Church of Hamilton; 170 Dundurn St S
Hamilton ON L8P 4K3
Canada