Search results

  1. Visions- LGBT

    [Visions Article]

    LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people often face prejudice, discrimination and isolation. Now imagine the doubly stigmatizing effect of being LGBT and having a mental illness or substance use problem. ...

    read more
  2. Editor's Message: LGBT

    [Visions Article]

    Welcome to the new Visions! Although the content and approach haven’t changed, we hope the new layout will make Visions easier to read and enjoy. The redesign is part of an overall refresh of the look and feel of materials produced by the BC Partners for ...

    read more
  3. We Are Family

    [Visions Article]

    Family are the first to notice. My first contact with the mental health system occurred one evening when a friend of my wife’s and mine—we’ll call her Linda—came over for dinner. Linda seemed a bit off. Anxious and awkward, she told us that people at her ...

    read more
  4. Pathologizing Sexuality and Gender

    [Visions Article]

    What makes us desire partners of one sex or another? What makes us feel “male” or “female”? What is “normal” and what is not? What can be considered “pathological” (i.e., unhealthy or sick)? These questions have taken on great importance over the last hun ...

    read more
  5. LGBT People and Mental Health

    [Visions Article]

    Imagine knowing at a young age that you are different. Imagine that you see your difference contrasted everyday in the relationships you grow up around. Imagine that your peers hurl insults defining how you are different. Imagine that the social and cultu ...

    read more
  6. Reducing Barriers

    [Visions Article]

    I’ve been giving awareness training on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities for Education Outreach Services at Qmunity, BC’s queer resource centre. I’ve led trainings for health care, social service and criminal justice workers, as we ...

    read more
  7. Safe Spaces in BC’s Interior

    [Visions Article]

    Kari is Coordinator of Safe Spaces at Interior Community Services in Kamloops, where she brings her passion and creativity to supporting LGBT youth and their allies. Jenny is a Population Health Facilitator with the Interior Health Authority. She focuses ...

    read more
  8. Qmunity—BC’s Queer Resource Centre

    [Visions Article]

    Qmunity* has been serving lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans (LGBT)—or queer—folk and our allies for more than 30 years. Our programs and services help to enrich queer and other communities, advance the health and well-being of queer communities, and build capaci ...

    read more
  9. Transgender Health Program

    [Visions Article]

    Vancouver Coastal Health launched the Transgender Health Program (THP) in 2003 to address the health needs of transgender people. Lukas Walther, coordinator of THP, describes the program as a key hub for information and resources for anyone dealing with g ...

    read more
  10. LGBT Glossary

    [Visions Article]

    These are basic definitions, meant to briefly orientate readers to the terms. ...

    read more

Pages