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  1. The ArQuives Trans Collections Guide

     
    Collection: Discovery Resources
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 2020
    Topics: Activism (LGBTQ), Crossdressing, Drag, Gender expression, Health care for LGBTQ people, LGBTQ magazines, Motion pictures, Oral history, Periodicals, Photographs, Transgender newsletters, Transgender people, Two-spirit people
    Subject: Adam's Word, Chrysalis Quarterly, Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario, Cross-Talk, Erickson Educational Foundation, Gender Review, gendertrash, Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association, International Congress on Sexology, Louis G. Sullivan, Metamorphosis Magazine, Mirha-Soleil Ross, Renaissance News, Rupert Raj, The Transsexual Voice, Xpressions
    Description: A research guide for exploring trans histories at the ArQuives: Canada's LGBTQ2+ Archives. This guide covers The ArQuives' collections up until January 2020.
  2. Oral History with Lezlie Lee Kam, PT 2 (16 June 2017)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth, Lee Kam, Lezlie
    Date: Jun. 16, 2017
    Topics: Alcoholism, Bars, Butches, Gay pride, Hate crimes, Latinos, Lesbians, LGBTI community, Mardi gras, MtFs, Older transgender people, Oral history, Police, Police brutality--United States, Sex workers (LGBTQ), Soft butches, Volunteering
    Subject: Black Lives Matter (BLM), Club Manhattan, Lesbian Organization of Toronto, Lezlie Lee Kam, LOOT, Proud and Visible Coalition, Soca, The Rose, World Majority Lesbians
    Description: Lezlie Lee Kam is a 55+, gender-mysterious, world majority person and dyke; a Trini; a Carib; Brown; and a Callaloo-a mix of Chinese, Carib, Indian, Portuguese, and Venezuelan. She was born in Trin...
  3. Oral History with Lezlie Lee Kam, PT 1 (27 April, 2017)

     
    Collection: Oral Histories with People of Color
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth, Lee Kam, Lezlie
    Date: Apr. 27, 2017
    Topics: Activists, Afro-caribbeans, Black power, Butches, Christianity, Coming out, Ethnic relations, Gender role, Lesbian culture, Lesbian separatism, Migration, Oral history, Popular culture, Soft butches, Transphobia
    Subject: Lesbian Organization of Toronto
  4. Anna Travers Oral History (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Hormone therapy, Law, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Anna Travers, Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Rainbow Health Network, Shelbourne Health Clinic
  5. Cheri DiNovo Oral History (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Clergy, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Law, LGBTI rights policy, Politics, Psychiatry, Sexual reorientation, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Cheri DiNovo, Ontario Health Insurance Plan, Toby's Law
  6. Greta Bauer Oral History (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Courts, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Insurance, Law, Transgender people
    Subject: Ontario Health Insurance Plan
    Description: Oral History with Greta Bauer, one of 7 activists involved in fighting Ontario's delisting of gender confirming surgeries from the province's public health plan in 1998. Conducted in Spring/Summer ...
  7. Martine Stonehouse Oral History (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Discrimination, Gender identity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Human rights, Law, Transgender community, Transgender people
    Subject: Martine Stonehouse
  8. Nick Mule Oral History (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Feminism, Gender diversity, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Ontario, Ki Namaste, Nick Mule, Ontario Health Insurance Plan, Rainbow Health Network
  9. Rupert Raj Oral History (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Counseling, Electrolysis, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Medicalisation, Phalloplasty, Politics, Prisons, Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Subject: Ontario Health Insurance Plan, Rupert Raj, Trans Health Project
  10. Susan Gapka Oral History, Part 1 (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Sexology, Transgender people
    Subject: Harry Benjamin, John Money, Justin Trudeau, Ontario Health Insurance Plan
    Description: First oral history with Susan Gapka, one of 7 activists involved in fighting Ontario's delisting of gender confirming surgeries from the province's public health plan in 1998. Conducted in Spring/S...
  11. Susan Gapka Oral History, Part 2 (2016)

     
    Collection: Audio and Video Clips and Transcripts
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Brown, Elspeth
    Date: 2016
    Topics: Activists, Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Health insurance, Law, LGBTI rights policy, Transgender people
    Subject: Ontario Health Insurance Plan
    Description: Second oral history with Susan Gapka, one of 7 activists involved in fighting Ontario's delisting of gender confirming surgeries from the province's public health plan in 1998. Conducted in Spring/...
  12. Save Public Health Care Fund Sex Reassignment Surgeries

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903
    Date: 2001 to 2002
    Topics: Gender realignment surgery, Health care, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with yellow text on green background. Yellow ring around edge with stars and "CUPE 3903" in black. The button reads "Save PUBLIC Health Care FUND SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERIES".
  13. Self-Organize! Change your sex & your workplace

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903
    Date: 2001 to 2002
    Topics: Gender realignment surgery, Labour, Labour movement, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with black text on teal background. Yellow ring around edge with stars and "CUPE 3903" in black. The button reads "Self Organize! Change your sex & your workplace".
  14. Trans Solidarity! Decriminalize sex work now

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Canadian Union of Public Employees 3903
    Date: 2001 to 2002
    Topics: Sex workers (LGBTQ), Transgender publishers, Transsexual people
    Description: Round button with black text on red background. Yellow ring around edge with stars and "CUPE 3903" in black. The button reads "TRANS SOLIDARITY! Decriminalize sex work NOW".
  15. Rupert Raj Portrait

     
    Collection: Art Works
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Suess, Maya
    Date: circa 1999
    Topics: Drawings, FtMs, Transgender people
    Subject: Rupert Raj
    Description: Born in 1952, Rupert Raj is a Eurasian counsellor/psychotherapist, clinical researcher, educator, lecturer, writer, editor, activist and Gender Specialist. He is a trailblazing activist who has bee...
  16. Gendertrash From Hell Issue 4 (Spring, 1995)

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: Spring 1995
    Topics: HIV/AIDS, Passing (gender), Poetry (LGBTQ), Poverty, Racism, Social movements, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Two-spirit people, Zines
    Subject: American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc. (AEGIS), genderpress, gendertrash
    Description: The fourth and last issue of Gendertrash From Hell, a zine produced by and for transsexual and transgender people. This issue contains a variety of submissions ranging from poetry, artwork, and art...
  17. Gendertrash From Hell 3 (Winter, 1995)

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: Winter 1995
    Topics: Poetry (LGBTQ), Social movements, Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Zines
    Subject: genderpress, gendertrash, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
    Description: The third issue of Gendertrash From Hell, a zine produced by and for transsexual and transgender people. This issue contains a variety of submissions ranging from poetry, artwork, and articles rega...
  18. gendertrash Subscription Form

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: 1995
    Topics: Buttons, Transgender community, Transgender publishers, Transsexual people, Zines
    Subject: gendertrash
    Description: A digitally modified image, created from an order form for the gendertrash zine and related materials published by genderpress. The form lists sixty-three buttons available to order, issues 2-4 of ...
  19. Transsexual Sisterhood

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: 1995
    Topics: Drawings, Transgender community, Transgender publishers, Transsexual people, Zines
    Description: A drawing done in varying shades of purple pen and pencil crayon on yellowing paper.This image depicts four figures, presumably trans women, holding eachother by their hands and hair. Below the fig...
  20. Gendertrash From Hell 2, Issue 2 Volume 1

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: Autumn 1993
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Comic strips, Poetry (LGBTQ), Spirituality, Transgender people, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Zines
    Subject: genderpress, gendertrash, Grayce Elizabeth Baxter, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival
    Description: The second issue of Gendertrash From Hell, a zine produced by and for transsexual and transgender people. This issue contains a variety of submissions ranging from poetry, artwork, and articles reg...
  21. Gendertrash From Hell 1, Issue 1 Volume 1

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: Apr. 1993 to May 1993
    Topics: Passing (gender), Poetry (LGBTQ), Social movements, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Zines
    Subject: genderpress, gendertrash
    Description: The first issue of Gendertrash From Hell, a zine produced by and for transsexual and transgender people. This issue contains a variety of submissions ranging from poetry, artwork, and articles rega...
  22. Born This Way: Proudly Trans, Intersex & 2-Spirit

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Intersex people, Transgender people, Two-spirit people, Visibility
    Description: Circular yellow and brown button with text of inverted color. This button reads "Born This Way: Proudly Trans, Intersex & 2-Spirit!"
  23. Dicks & Weewees

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: 1993
    Topics: Transgender people, Transgender publishers, Transphobia, Transsexual people, Zines
    Subject: genderpress, gendertrash
    Description: This image is a collage of letters cut out and clued on white paper. The letters, in a variety of colours and fonts, read "hey faggots, if you're going to call us trannies or transies then we'll ca...
  24. Genderfree Washrooms Now!

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Bathrooms, Transgender people, Transphobia, Visibility
    Subject: FtM Safer Shelter Research Project
    Description: Circular black button with an illustration of a toilet in blue, and white text. The button reads "[email protected] Genderfree Washrooms Now! FtM Safer Shelter Research Project".
  25. I Heart Trans People

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Allies, Transgender people, Visibility
    Description: Circular white button with black text and a red heart. The button reads "I HEART TRANS PEOPLE"
  26. Maawnjidwin, Coming Together, Transpeople of colour and two spirited peoples

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Ethnic diversity, Ethnic groups, Transgender people, Two-spirit people
    Subject: James Diamond
    Description: Circular button with four people's faces in different colours surrounded by yellow, black, and red circles background with black and white text. The button reads "MAAWNJIDWIN, COMING TOGETHER TRANS...
  27. Photo of Mirha-Soleil Ross and Xanthra Phillipa MacKay

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: O'Connor, Jennifer
    Date: 1993
    Topics: Transgender community, Transgender people, Transgender publishers, Women's publishers
    Subject: Mirha-Soleil Ross, Xanthra Phillippa MacKay
    Description: Black and white photograph of Mirha-Soleil Ross and Xanthra Phillippa MacKay. They are outside on a summer day and grass and bushes are visible in the background. The two women are closely embracin...
  28. Positive Space

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to 2010
    Topics: Bisexuals, Education, Gay men, Homophobia, Lesbians, Transgender people
    Description: A sticker that reads "lesbian gay transgendered bisexual queer POSITIVE SPACE," produced for the positive space campaign, which aimed to create spaces on campus where LGBTQ students felt comfortable.
  29. Stomp Out Gendercide

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: FtMs, Gender diversity, Genderism, Social movements, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: FtM Safer Shelter Research Project
    Description: Circular black button with an illustration of a leg and foot stomping the ground in white, and white text. The button reads "FtM Safer Shelter Research Project [email protected] Stomp Out Ge...
  30. Subscribe to: gendertrash

     
    Collection: gendertrash: Transsexual Zine, 1993-1995
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: 1993
    Topics: Advertising fliers, Transgender people, Transgender publishers, Transsexual people, Zines
    Subject: genderpress, gendertrash
    Description: Handbill printed on gray blue paper which reads "Subscribe to gendertrash." Handbill details gendertrash's target audience, ranging from people in transsexual and/or transgender communities, servic...
  31. TDOR: Until the Violence Ends

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Anti-transgender violence, Commemorations of the dead, Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Transgender Day of Remembrance
    Description: Circular white button with two teardrops and the trans symbol in a pink triangle, with text in black and pink. The button reads "TDOR Until the Violence Ends". Note: TDOR is the Transgender Day ...
  32. Think Transpositively Fight Transphobia

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Transgender people, Transphobia
    Description: Circular white and black button with text in black, white, and red. The button reads "think transpositively fight transphobia".
  33. Trans Activism: trans folk & allies working together

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Activists, Allies, Transgender people
    Description: Circular green button with text in black with white borders. The button reads "TRANS ACTIVISM trans folks & allies working together"
  34. Trans Pride Trans Power

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Gay pride, Transgender people, Visibility
    Description: A circular blue and pink button divided by a diagonal white bar, with text in black and white. The button reads "TRANS PRIDE TRANS POWER".
  35. Trans Rights are Human Rights

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Social movements, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Description: Circular yellow button with diagonal text in black and brown. The button reads "TRANS rights are human RIGHTS".
  36. trans rights now!

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Social movements, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Description: Circular purple button with white text. The button reads "trans rights now!".
  37. Transfabulous: Viva La Trans Revolution!

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Social movements, Transgender people, Transgender rights
    Subject: Che Guevara
    Description: Circular white pin with an illustration of Che Guevara wearing make-up on a red background, with white and yellow text. The button reads "Viva La Trans Revolution! TRANSFABULOUS".
  38. Transgender Fury

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Transgender people, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with black text on green background. The button reads "Transgender Fury"
  39. transphobia SUCKS (and not in a good way)

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Transgender people, Transphobia
    Subject: Planned Parenthood
    Description: Circular green button with black and white text. The button reads "www.ppt.on.ca transphobia SUCKS (and not in a good way) Planned Parenthood Toronto".
  40. Transsexual Transgender Transgressive Genderqueer Two-Spirited

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: 1977 to circa 2010
    Topics: Gender diversity, Gender minorities, Transgender people, Transsexual people, Two-spirit people
    Description: Circular black pin with text in pink, green, red, orange, and purple, with a white band across the middle. The button reads "TRANSSEXUAL TRANSGENDER TRANSGRESSIVE GENDERQUEER TWO-SPIRITED".
  41. Adam's Word Update (August, 1990)

     
    Collection: Adam's Word
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: Adam Society
    Date: Aug. 1990
    Topics: Conferences, Crossdressers, FtMs, History, Meetings, Transitioning (Transgender), Transsexual people
    Subject: International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE), Lotte C van de Pol, Mariette Pathy Allen, Matt Doutre, Rudolf M. Dekker, Steve Parent, The Tartan Skirt, Yvonne Cook-Riley
  42. 100% TransGendered

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Transgender people, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with white text on black background. The button reads "100% TransGendered"
  43. absolute QUEER

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator:
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Diversity, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with pink text on black background. The button reads "absolute QUEER".
  44. Closets are for Clothes

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Coming out, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with white text on purple background. The button reads "Closets are for Clothes".
  45. DON'T CALL ME TRANNIE SHITFACE

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Slurs, Transgender people, Transgender publishers, Transsexual people
    Description: Round button with purple and black text over pink background. The button reads "DON'T CALL ME TRANNY SHITFACE"
  46. Don't touch me I'm electric TS epileptic

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: People with disabilities, Transgender publishers, Transsexual people
    Description: Round button with pink text over yellow lightening bolt on black background. The button reads "Don't touch me I'm electric TS epileptic".
  47. Drag Queen

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Drag queens, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with white text on purple and white radial spectrum pattern. The button reads "Drag Queen".
  48. Employment Equity for the Transgendered

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Labour law, Transgender people
    Description: Round button with black text on purple/blue background. The button reads "Employment Equity for the Transgendered".
  49. F2M Queer

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Transgender people, Transgender publishers
    Description: Round button with green text on black background. The button reads "F2M Queer"
  50. Feminists for Transgender Liberation

     
    Collection: Button Collection
    Institution: The ArQuives
    Creator: MacKay, Xanthra Phillippa, Genderpress, Ross, Mirha-Soleil
    Date: circa 1990
    Topics: Feminism, LGBTQ emancipation, Transgender people, Transgender publishers
    Description: Pink lightbulb on blue background with black text. The button reads "Feminists for Transgender Liberation"