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Education, Outreach and Advocacy
Alliance Society (TAS) is a registered non-profit with the
British Columbia government and is governed by the society
act and its constitution. The aims, goals and mission
statements associated with Trans Alliance Society (TAS) are
enshrined in our Constitution and our website. We broadly
summarize these as transgender support, education, outreach
and advocacy. In each of these areas, TAS can provide the
resources and information needed by trans-persons in
Vancouver and throughout British Columbia, going out and
speaking at schools and the workplace, enlisting the
support and participation of allied individuals and groups,
and pushing for reforms, wherever needed.
Trans Alliance Society Annual General Meeting and Clothing Swap
The 2013 AGM of the Trans Alliance Society was held on Sunday, August 18th at the Raven Song Community Health Centre, 2450 Ontario Street, Vancouver, BC A new Steering Committee was elected: Marie Little was re-elected as Chair; Catherine Mateo was elected Treasurer and Morgane Oger was elected Secretary. Policy motions were passed to continue the position of Vice Chair and to add that position to the list of signing officers.
Danielle Macdonell was elected to fill that position.
A number of intersting discussions were hed, including ways to encourage membership participation.
A 'Clothing Swap' was held after the meeting and more than a few treasures were exchanged. However, the donations exceeded all expectations, so there were `leftovers``. We may do this again!
Gulf countries consider medical checks to bar transgender expats - The Guardian
US: Bar owner fined £250,000 for denying service to transgender patrons - Pink News
Trans Alliance Society Pride Pictures
Vancouver Pride 2013
Trans Pride March 2013
*Distress Line Numbers*
Are you in need to talk to someone now? What ever the situation, please use one of the following numbers. These numbers are provided as a service for you in your time of need. These phone numbers are not affiliated with TAS; but, we want you to have the ability to speak to someone when you are in a crisis situation.
7:00 PM PST - 10:00 PM PST
The Prideline is The Qmunity Centre’s peer support phone line. It operates weeknights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. serving LGBT communities locally and province wide, which includes Transgender & Transsexual people. The Prideline is staffed by trained volunteers.
The Prideline receives calls on issues ranging from coming out, relationship conflict, work place difficulties, and parenting issues to calls touching on same sex domestic violence and suicide. Prideline volunteers are not counsellors, rather they can offer active listening, support, and help a caller or walk-in explore possible options for resolving their situation.
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Throughout British Columbia
1-800-566-1170 (Toll Free)
-BC Crisis Line-
The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental, free emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide. They are here for you if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone. You don't have to be suicidal to call them.
Vancouver Pride Society
Trans Alliance Society is very grateful for the generosity of the Vancouver Pride Society Legacy Fund. This allowed us to renew this domain for the next five years.
For more information click here.