A regular support and social group for transgender, questioning, non-binary, intersex, two spirit, and gender diverse community members of all ages to gather for community, information, mutual support, and connections to resources. These groups happen in person in Nelson, Trail, Cranbrook, Creston, and other Kootenay towns, as well as online over Zoom.
Under the Umbrella
A weekly LGBTQ+ youth and allies drop-in, in partnership with Nelson Youth Action Network and the Nelson & District Youth Centre. This group serves youth aged 12 – 18, and young adult volunteer opportunities for ages 18 – 24. A fun and activity-oriented group to connect with new friends.
One-on-one support connections for anyone seeking:
- Support with name changes + other changes to ID documents
- Facilitation and resources on finding a doctor for hormones, surgeries, and other trans health
- Referrals and recommendations to trans-friendly community services
- Peer-led emotional support through experiences like coming out, dysphoria, confidence, and achieving your wellness goals
- Resources for navigating human rights information
Christopher Moore Community Fund
A community fund to support trans and gender diverse community members with transition-related expenses. Community members can apply to this fund to access a microgrant to cover things like binders, breast forms, packers, gaffes, and other gender-affirming gear and garments. Microgrants can also support access to post-surgical care supplies, one-time specialist appointments, or other transition-related expenses. This fund is not suited for emergency financial needs, as the application process generally takes about two weeks to be reviewed. Contact the Trans Connect Program Coordinator to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate to the Christopher Moore Community Fund by etransfer to: email@example.com or by PayPal (please specify or choose: Christopher Moore Community Fund)
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Each year on November 20, Trans Connect hosts a vigil in Nelson to commemorate the lives of the transgender people who were killed or lost to violence over the past year, worldwide. To learn more about the history of this event, visit: glaad.org/tdor