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Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues

October 16th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Survey of Alberta’s trans youth finds safety, violence, discrimination are major issues)

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people first media mixcloudTrans youth report significant stress and mental health challenges, a profound lack of safety in navigating their daily lives, barriers to supportive health care, and worrying rates of poverty. Yet, there is immense hope.

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Dignity, end-of-Life, and concerns in the LGBTQ community

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Dignity, end-of-Life, and concerns in the LGBTQ community)

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pfr-banner-post-1The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community is a group in society with a unique set of end-of-life concerns, but their needs remain largely unmet

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Life of Bria creator tackles tough issues with comics, graphic art

August 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Life of Bria creator tackles tough issues with comics, graphic art)

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picture 712banner pfr‘Life of Bria’ creator and illustrator Sabrina Symington has published five graphic novels and posts her work online, tackling everyday life, and topics like ‘coming out’ and ‘trans sports’

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Pace Anhorn has initiated a conversation about what Christianity is all about

May 23rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Pace Anhorn has initiated a conversation about what Christianity is all about)

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banner pfrThe founder of Calgary Queer Church, with a vision of creating inclusive safe space for the LGBTQ faith community, says “I didn’t walk away from my faith, I walked away from the church”

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“I’m not sick, I’m transgender!”

June 23rd, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on “I’m not sick, I’m transgender!”)

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picture 636pfr banner workingMarni Panas, a transgender woman from Edmonton, has discovered that by being authentic and true to herself, she has found the strength to move forward in life

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For one night, turn your back on comfort and not on our youth

May 10th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on For one night, turn your back on comfort and not on our youth)

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picture 630pfr banner workingOver 20% of homeless youth in Canada identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S). Egale is organizing an OUT at Night “spend a night outdoors” fundraiser on May 30th to help get kids shelter.

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