Medical Transition Guide

TransEstrie has received a grant from the Bureau de lutte contre l’homophobie et la transphobie in 2020-2021 to develop a guide on medical transitioning in Québec.

In it is a wealth of information on hormone replacement therapy, gender-affirming surgeries, paramedical procedures and how to access these treatments in Québec. 

Currently, the website is only in french.

The guide has been created as a website to allow for frequent updating of the rapidly changing information.

If you have any comments or suggestions regarding the Medical Transition Guide, please contact us at

Gender Affirming Gear Guide

Want to learn more about gender-affirming items, how to care for them and how to use them safely? We’ve created a guide for you! If you pick up a gender-affirming item in person, we’ll give you a brochure with all the information you need.
As of now, this guide is only in French. Until we translate it, you can find much of the helpful info present in the guide on our page about gender-affirming items.

Prendre des décisions éclairées sur l'hormonothérapie

Prendre des décisions éclairées sur l’hormonothérapie is a complementary tool to the website that explains the effects of feminizing or masculinizing hormone therapy, with interactive fill-in-the-blanks sections to help you see whether taking hormones would help you achieve your transition goals. An essential tool to facilitate informed consent!

Whether you’re considering starting hormone therapy yourself, or accompanying someone considering the process, this tool can help you fully understand its effects and make informed decisions.

As of now, this tool is only available in French. When will be translated, these guides will be translated along with it.

Guide sur l'hormonothérapie féminisante

Guide sur l'hormonothérapie masculinisante

Old Legal Transition Guide*

While associated with the Groupe d’action trans de l’Université de Sherbrooke (GATUS), the organization produced a legal transition guide to help trans and non-binary people, minors or adults, change their name and gender in the civil registry.

* This guide does not include the new changes as of June 17, 2022: the free change of name and gender, the possibility to choose the gender designation “X”, the possibility for non-citizens to change their first name and gender, and the possibility for parents to choose the designation “mother”, “father” or “parent”.

LGBTQAI2S+ Library

We have an LGBTQ+ library at our downtown Sherbrooke location! You can come borrow books that are not easily found in regular libraries, for free.

We have books on all kinds of topics concerning LGBTQ+ communities, feminism, inclusive sex education, anti-oppressive practices, etc. Fiction, poetry, children’s fiction, essays, zines, comics, in French and English and for all ages!

We also accept book donations to help stock our shelves.

To come and borrow books, you can come during our drop-in periods, or make an appointment with us at or by phone or text at 873-989-1289.