Centring trans priorities: (Trans)forming training in mental health


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on February 28th from 6PM to 8PM for our February Sex Salon, a monthly speakers series organized and hosted by graduate students from the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.

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Event Description:

During this event, we will discuss our trans-led project, in which we collaborated with 49 trans and nonbinary people to develop anti-oppressive educational case studies for mental health professionals to learn about trans health. The aim of these case studies is to centre trans priorities and mobilize practical and relational changes with the long-term goal of abolishing cisnormative, transphobic, transnormative, and pathologizing practices in mental health practice. We look to support a wider movement of (trans)forming existing power structures to enable trans people to feel safe, have their needs met, and thrive on their own terms. Our session may be of interest to those in the service field and those looking to create gender transformative action at their organizations, while also helping us strengthen our network with trans communities.

-Sofia Melendez Ron (they/she), Toronto Metropolitan University
-Jane Mao (they/them), University of British Columbia
-Bee Goldgruber (she/her), Toronto Metropolitan University

Location Details:

The location of this event is room UC240 located at University College (15 King’s College Circle). The closest entrance is on the left side of Hart House Circle if you are walking north from King’s College circle. We will have volunteers at the main staircase on the first floor.


Please let us know of any access needs at sds.sexsalon@gmail.com