Resources

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 info@transestrie.org.

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.

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To come and borrow books, you can come during our drop-in periods, or make an appointment with us at info@transestrie.org or by phone or text at 873-989-2949.

Some examples of books:

The titles of the books in the photos are:
 
French:
Au 5e – MP Boisvert
Vers la plus queer des insurections – Fray Baroque et Tegan Eanelli
Hétéro, l’école? – Gabrielle Richard
La gentrification des esprits – Sarah Schulman
Ne suis-je pas une femme? – bell hooks
Testo junkie – Paul B. Preciado
Le guide de poche des identités queer & trans – Mady G & J.R. Zuckerberg
 
English:
Trans teen survival guide – Owl and Fox Fischer
Yes, you are trans enough – Mia Violet
How to they/them – Stuart Getty and Brooke Thyng
A two-spirit journey – Ma-Nee Chacaby and Mary Louisa Plummer
I hope we choose love – Kai Cheng Thom
Angry queer somali boy – Mohamed Abdulkarim Ali
Learning good consent – Cindy Crabb
 
Youth (kids and teens):
Je suis qui? Je suis quoi? – Jean-Michel Billioud, Sophie Nanteuil, Terkel Risbjerg et Zelda Zonk
Anatole qui ne séchait jamais – Stéphanie Boulay et Agathe Bray-Bourret
God loves hair – Vivek Shraya et Juliana Neufeld
Opération pantalon – Cat Clarke
Ciel 2. Dans toutes les directions – Sophie Labelle
Sexe ce drôle de mot – Cory Silverberg et Fiona Smyth
L’enfant de fourrure, de plumes, d’écailles, de feuilles et de paillettes – Kai Chen Thom, Wai-Yant Li et Kai Yun Ching
Lumberjanes tome 1 – Stevenson, Ellis, Watters et Allen