I’m a gender and sexualities educator for youth, and I was recently asked a couple of questions about Montreal resources that stumped me. One participant asked if I knew of any trans-friendly family doctors located in the West Island. Do you know of any resource lists of health professionals that I can direct them towards?
Another question was regarding youth-friendly sexual assault support group resources (and ideally LGBTQ2+ friendly as well!) – I initially referred them to SACOMSS but I’m wondering if there’s another one that might be specifically targeted towards youth?
Thank you so much for all the work you do!
First of all, do you know about the Institute of Sexual Minority Health? They manage a regularly updated Quebec Trans-affirmative Provider List. You can take a look at that list to see if there is any doctors located in the West Island.
Then, I would recommend to reach the West Island LGBTQ2+ Center to know if they know any trans-friendly family doctors in their area. They are honestly the best organization to reach out to about all trans and queer resources in the West Island.
-For lesbian or bisexual women (cisgender or transgender) and for non-binary folks, it’s possible to contact the Centre de solidarité lesbienne. They offer individual support for LGBTQ+ women and non-binary people who experience sexual or domestic violence.
-For gay or bisexual men (cisgender or transgender) and for non-binary folks, it’s possible to contact Rézo. They offer individual support and group support for men who experience violence in their intimate relationship.
-Finally, feel free to reach out with Project 10. Even if they don’t have a specific program for survivors, they offer a safer space for LGBTQ2S+ youth between 14 and 25 years old.
I hope it helps you with your questions. Feel free to reach out again if you have more questions. 🙂