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No matter the gender, everyone is different and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Transidentity has always existed. However, in Quebec and Canada, it is only recently that trans people have started to be recognized legally and socially. Although they have been better protected by law in recent years, the fact remains that prejudice and discrimination persist in all spheres of society.

Inclusion depends on the level of adversity or acceptance by the social environment: the family, the neighborhood, the work environment, the school environment, the world of health and social services, the world of sport, etc. .
This is why it is important to act, and to educate and make the public aware of their realities.


Did you know ?


of Quebecers and Canadians
have witnessed, in the last 12 months,
derogatory remarks towards people
trans on social media

While gay and lesbian communities become more accepted in society, the trans community remains very poorly understood. Many trans people face accusations of not being a "real" man or a "real" woman, of being ill or psychologically unstable. These accusations originate in fear, hatred and prejudice. Transphobia can often result in physical attacks and social isolation due to rejection from family, friends, the workplace and society at large.




All negative attitudes that can lead to rejection and discrimination, direct or indirect, towards trans or transvestites, that is to say anyone who does not conform to norms and representations relating to gender and sex.

Biological sex

This is what scientists have identified as male or female depending on the appearance of the genitals and their ability to reproduce. From these physical characteristics most often results the gender assigned to the individual at birth. However, these criteria are not suitable for everyone (see intersex )

Gender identity

It's the way you feel inside: male, female, somewhere in between, or neither. This intimate and personal experience is unique to each person. It is not determined by a person's biological sex and can be distinguished from the gender assigned at birth.

Gender expression

It is the way in which the person expresses his identity in front of others. For example, this includes the behaviors that the person adopts (such as body language), their physical appearance (hairstyle, clothes, makeup, etc.), the first name or the pronoun that they prefer to be used to qualify them and all other actions taken to express one's gender in front of others.

Did you know ?

Since June 10, 2016, according to the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, it is prohibited to discriminate against someone because of their gender identity or expression.

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