Today, March 31, is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, an annual day of recognition that celebrates transgender and gender-expansive people. It also serves to raise awareness of the work that remains in eliminating discrimination and violence.
BCWHF is proud to work alongside some powerful partners in the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), who are working to enhance and coordinate trans health services and supports across BC. They take a patient-oriented and trauma-informed approach to incorporate gender equity into health research and patient care.
The WHRI’s emerging Beyond the Binary project puts a spotlight on the need for gender-equitable research practices: why language matters in grants, recruitment materials, and data collection tools, as well as providing resources. Learn more about the WHRI’s developing Beyond the Binary initiative here.
PHSA’s Trans Care BC program enhances and coordinates trans health services and supports across BC, bringing gender-affirming care closer to home wherever possible. The program provides information people need to access gender-affirming healthcare and support while serving trans, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals, their families, loved ones, and related service providers. Learn more about available resources through the Trans Care BC program here.
Today and every day, BCWHF is pleased to acknowledge the work of the PHSA and WHRI and those fighting everywhere to make the world safer, healthier, and more inclusive for all trans and gender-diverse people.