Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016
Shelter From the Storm
A never-ending battle for pieces always torn
Brenna Bezanson, PACE
Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place annually on November 20.
This day raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender
people and memorializes transgender persons who have been murdered
as a result of Transphobia.
“Addressing systemic drivers of the marginalization of transgender persons through visibility, education and cultural competency will be necessary to address violence and inequities. Many transgender persons encounter barriers to changing their name and gender identification markers, which creates barriers to accessing the services and supports that they need,” says Brenna Bezanson, Communications Coordinator at PACE Society.
PACE Society, a peer-driven non-profit
organization, has launched the Gender Self-Determination Project
with funding from
LUSH Cosmetics’ Charity Pot fundraising program. This unique
project assists transgender persons in the Greater Vancouver Area
with legally changing their names and gender markers on government
This project recognizes that the inequities faced by transgender persons are made worse when their chosen name and gender identity does not match their legal name and gender marker on government identification.
“By helping transgender persons in changing their name and gender identification markers, we are addressing barriers to support issues critical to their health and safety,” says Laura Dilley, Executive Director of PACE Society.
For more information, please visit www.pace-society.org
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