Welcome to the Homepage of Trans Alliance Society
Support, Education, Outreach and Advocacy

Trans 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!


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Headlines:

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

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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.


 

Prideline
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
604 684-6869

Throughout British Columbia
1-800-566-1170 (Toll Free)


 

-BC Crisis Line-

Greater Vancouver
604-872-3311

BC-Wide
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

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.

 

 

Community Spotlight
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.

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This website was last updated September 7, 2013.

Mailing Address: Trans Alliance Society, c/o 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6E 1Z6

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