MITT commemorates International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Originally posted: May 17, 2021

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

IDAHOTBFounded in 2004, the day draws attention to the violence and discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic and other communities have suffered through. Today, more than 130 countries recognize and celebrate this day. Full information about International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia can be found at May17.org.

Support close to home

The 2020-21 academic year has been a challenge for the LGBT2SQIA+ community and MITT Pride on campus, as gathering restrictions have limited the ability to meet in person, leaving many students feeling alone.

In the spirit of our ongoing efforts to promote MITT community wellness, we are providing the following list of resources for our students.

Groups and networks

Closet Space - https://www.facebook.com/closetspacemarket
Dignity Winnipeg - http://www.dignitycanada.org
FTM Gender Alliance of Winnipeg -
GDAAY Clinic - http://www.gdaay.ca
Klinic Community Health Centre - http://www.klinic.mb.ca
LGBT Mood Disorders (Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba) - http://www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/services/support-groups/
Like That @ Sunshine House - https://www.sunshinehousewpg.org/likethat
Out There Winnipeg - https://www.outtherewinnipeg.ca/
Pride Winnipeg - http://www.pridewinnipeg.com/
Rainbow Harmony Project - https://www.rainbowharmonyproject.ca/
Rainbow Ministry -
Rainbow Resources Centre - http://www.rainbowresourcescentre.org
Rainbow Resource Centre current support groups - https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/support/groups
Rainbow Resource Youth Program - https://rainbowresourcecentre.org/support/groups/youth-program
Reaching Health Winnipeg - https://reachingoutwinnipeg.com/
Sexuality Education Resource Centre Manitoba - http://www.serc.mb.ca
Trans Health Clinic - https://klinic.mb.ca/health-care/transgender-health-klinic/community-members/
Two Spirited People of Manitoba - http://www.twospiritsmanitoba.ca
Winnipeg Queer-owned Business List - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PdrcVvAdi2dhIY5c4EwlpjxwUvvKzi_G/view
Winnipeg Transgender Support Group - http://www.winnipegtransgendergroup.com

Crisis help lines

Klinic Crisis Line - 204-786-8686 - http://www.klinic.mb.ca/crisis-support
Manitoba Suicide Prevention & Support Line - 877-435-7170 - http://www.reasontolive.ca
Trans Lifeline - 877-330-6366 - http://www.translifeline.org/hotline

Facebook groups and Instagram accounts 

Caring Queerly Facebook group (Winnipeg mutual aid) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/531098664500171
@draginthepeg - http://www.instagram.com/draginthepeg
@outtherewinnipeg - http://www.instagram.com/outtherewinnipeg
@pridewinnipeg - http://www.instagram.com/pridewinnipeg
@qpocwinnipeg - http://www.instagram.com/qpocwinnipeg
@queerfolksofwinnipeg - http://www.instagram.com/queerfolksofwinnipeg
@queerpeg - http://www.instagram.com/queerpeg
@rainbowresourcecentre - http://www.instagram.com/rainbowresourcecentre

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