News and Events > General News

Canadian crisis hotline set up to help shunned transgender youth

(1/1)

Myarkstir:
Canadian crisis hotline set up to help shunned transgender youth
By Zosia Bieliski, The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jan. 02 2015, 7:24 PM EST

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/crisis-hotline-for-transgender-youth-set-up-in-canada/article22279927/

A new Canadian crisis hotline is helping transgender youth who have come out to their families and been shunned – a particularly vulnerable community with staggering rates of depression and suicide.

Launched Dec. 12 in Canada after toll-free lines opened in late November in the United States, Trans Lifeline is exclusively for transgender people and staffed entirely by transgender operators. With nearly 60 volunteers working worldwide across many time zones and 350 more signed up for training, it’s the first helpline with this level of specificity.

barbie:
My experience tells that Canada and Canadians are transgender-friendly, far better than the U.S.

barbie~~

mrs izzy:
How do we get this information into the hands of our youth?

We need more help in the school system and media.

Our Youth are paying as heavy price as the adults.

So how?

ImagineKate:

--- Quote from: barbie on January 02, 2015, 11:12:02 pm ---My experience tells that Canada and Canadians are transgender-friendly, far better than the U.S.

barbie~~

--- End quote ---

I find such a statement overly broad. The US is a huge, diverse place and most of Canada is uninhabited, and the populated areas are metro areas near the US border.

Places like San Francisco and NYC are very accepting, even embracing of transgender. Places like the deep South, not so much.

The USA is such a big place that I would be surprised if it is all the same.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

Go to full version