This page is (or will evolve into) a grab-bag of transgender-related
resources. Quite a few will be local to the Ottawa area.
Basic Information and Definitions
article on Transgender is an excellent starting point for an overview
of what it means to be transgender.
Ottawa Support Group
Gender Mosaic is Canada's oldest
transgender social and support group. It's open to all trans-identified
people and their allies.
For Parents of Trans Children in Ottawa
CHEO's Gender Identity
and Diversity program is available to help families with trans
children. Having a supportive family is by far the most important
factor in positive outcomes for transgender people. It's even more
critical for trans children.
Ottawa Police GLBT Liaison Committee
The GLBT Liaison Committee of the Ottawa Police meets regularly;
its meetings are open to the public.
I used to recommend crossdressers.com (despite its atrocious name)
because it had a lot of excellent content, but I no longer recommend
it. The moderators are heavy-handed, arbitrary and petty, and censor
with an iron fist. If I can't say something
honest on a forum, I'd rather say nothing at all. It's too bad because
there are a lot of nice folks on the forum if you stay away from the
fetish-y crossdresser portion.
These are some of my favourite Youtube videos that have at least
a passing relationship to transgender: