hi friends, check out this movie screening on january 26th presented by the prisoner correspondents project. in honor of international

trans prisoner day of action and solidarity, the pcp will be showing cruel and unusual (2006), and there will be a reading from the zine “a caged bird sings” by catherine lynn quick. it’s at café ouvert, which is on the first floor and has an access ramp into the building. the bathrooms are large but with no handlebars. the event starts at 6 pm. see you there!

The PCP Presents: a Movie Screening Double feature for the 1st Annual Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity | Facebook

Looking for room/ couch for July 1 MONTREAL QUEBEC


Hey, looking for a place to stay in Montreal Quebec 

moving hopefully for July 1 but I really need to find a Trans friendly place. for short or long term stay.

I’m a 25 yr old Trans, non-binary person, sober, non-smoker, drug free. Moving away from Alberta. No allergies, no pets.

Email me at Enok.Ripley (at) Gmail.Com

or instagram @enokripley


need sublet for april – montreal, QC


hi everyone, i need to be moved out of my current place by april 4 (so soon!) and i’m looking for a sublet / spare room / crash space for april in the montreal area. i can contribute up to about $250 in rent.

i’m white, 24 and a dfab aroace nonbinary lesbian-ish thing. i’m disabled (rheumatoid arthritis among other stuff) and i use a walker and will hopefully be getting a wheelchair soon, so a ground floor place with no more than 2-3 stairs going in is pretty necessary, or an elevator if it’s not a ground floor.

i’m autistic and have severe scent allergies and sensitivities, as well as severe misophonia, so i need to be somewhere without cigarette smoke, smelly chemicals (e.g. floor cleaner, febreze, fabric softener, spray paint, etc), a lot of cooking with spices, or a lot of loud noises. i smoke weed for my chronic pain but am happy to do so outside if necessary.

i have 1 cat, she’s friendly and likes to spend most of her time outdoors when the weather’s nice.

if anyone has a place to offer, or any info that might help, please get in contact! you can get in touch on my blog, tetradsystematrix, or email me at craigslistering@gmail.com.


DARKMATTER: Friday, November 7th


DARKMATTER is a trans south asian art and activist collaboration comprised of janani and alok. Using poetry & polemic, tweet & tirade DM is committed to an art practice of gender self(ie) determination, racial justice, and movement building.

For the entire Culture Shock Schedule, please visit qpirgmcgill.org/culture-shock. Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, Indigenous peoples and communities of colour.

This event is co-sponsored by the Student’s Society of McGill University, the Social Equity and Diversity Office, the Union for Gender Empowerment, and QPIRG-Concordia. It will take place on McGill’s campus in the MacDonald Harrington Building, Room G-10 on Friday, November 7th at 6:30 pm.

~The event is free and open to the public
~ The venue is wheelchair accessible (access details coming soon)
~ Free childcare available on site
~ Please be in touch with any other access needs (qpirg@ssmu.mcgill.ca, 514 398 7432)


#TBT back to when we were told as queer youth that it was supposed to “get better.” What they forgot to tell us is that gay rights are often only for gay whites! With an increase in racist and queerphobic violence and a state that uses our bodies to advance its imperialist agenda at home and abroad, what’s become apparent is that LGBT rights have become co-opted. Join DarkMatter for a night of poetry, polemic, and healing as we not only critique — but also imagine new queer futures.

Show followed by Q&A.


Janani Balasubramanian is a trans south asian artivist-techie based in brooklyn. they work as a designer and 1⁄2 of the spoken word duo DARKMATTER. janani’s work has been featured in Black Girl Dangerous, Racialicious, Model View Culture, MSNBC, Colorlines, Upworthy, Autostraddle, TEDx, and various print publications. they’ve been invited to perform and facilitate workshops at universities and organizations across the world. janani likes using words/maps/design to tell nonlinear stories about empire, desire, microflora, ancestry, apocalypse, and the Future. they’re currently working on their first sci-fi novel, H, and a comic collection, SHY. you can read more of their work at www.queerdarkenergy.com.

Alok Vaid-Menon is a trans/national south asian writer, performer, and solidarity activist who has organized with racial, economic, and gender justice movements across the world. their creative & political work grapples with questions of diaspora, trauma, race, desire, and politics. as a staff member of the audre lorde project (a grassroots organizing center for LGBT people of color) and 1⁄2 of the spoken word collaboration DARKMATTER, alok is committed to building the collective power of young queer and trans people of color. alok has been invited to perform and facilitate at universities, conferences, and organizations across the world; their work has appeared in various zines & media/publishing outlets like MTV, Best Sex Writing 2015, The New York Times, Upworthy, TEDx and more. to read more visit www.returnthegayze.com.





Gender Neutral Washrooms on Campus

Below is a list of gender neutral washrooms at McGill, as compiled by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office (SEDE) and last updated in November 2013.

Bolded locations are physically accessible & locations with an asterisk currently lack adequate signage:

Adams Frank Dawson Building – 3450 University 304*, 122, 7
Arts Building – 853 Sherbrooke F*, B-51A*
Beatty Hall – 1266 Pine 32A*, 45A*, 50*, 65A*
Bookstore – 3420 McTavish 204, 205
Bronfman – 1001 Sherbrooke 30, 382, 446
Brown, William & Mary, Student Service Building – 3600 McTavish 442, 2005, 3014, 3006, 4002, 4003, 4013, 4510,4511, 5015, 5013, 5010
Burnside Hall – 805 Sherbrooke 120C
Chancellor Day Hall – 3644 Peel 41*, 50, 263, 303, 524, 610
Charles Meredith House – 1130 Pine B3
Davis House – 3654 Sir William Osler 9, 9A, B4*, B5*
Department of East Asian Studies – 3434 McTavish 104, 307
Department of Family Medicine – 517 Pine 007, 103B, 210
Department of Jewish Studies – 3438 McTavish 006*,104, 107, 203
Department of Linguistics – 1085 Penfield 311, 211, 313, 217, 114, 323, 225, 122, 226*,0023*, 103, 203, 303, 003
Department of Oncology – 546 Pine 103, 204, 304
Department of Social Studies of Medicine – 3647 Peel 110, 311, 311A
Duff, Lyman, Medical-Stewart Building – 1205 Doctor-Penfield 326*
Duggan House Annex – 3740 McTavish 104A*, 104B*
Education Building – 3700 McTavish B 139
Faculty Club – 3450 McTavish 14A
Faculty of Medicine – 3605 Mountain 120, 205, 206, 317, 318
Ferrier, James, Building – 840 Doctor-Penfield 103*
First People’s House – 3505 Peel G4
Genome – 740 Penfield 5011, 6011, 7011, 3014, 2012, 2013, 4014
Hosmer Annex – 3541 Montagne 1*
Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies – 3487 Peel 204*
James Administration Annex – 845 Sherbrooke 154A, 255A
Leacock, Stephen, Building – 855 Sherbrooke 505
Life Sciences Complex – 3649 Sir William Osler 605
Macdonald Engineering Building – 817 Sherbrooke 284, 568A, 568B
Macdonald-Stewart Library – 809 Sherbrooke 605, 606, 406, 407
Martlet House – 1430 Peel 310*
McGill Assosciation of Continuing Education – 3437 Peel 102, 201, 301, 401
McLennan Library – 3459 McTavish M1-19D*, M1-19G*, M1-12B, M1-12C, M6-37C
Montreal Neurological Institue and Hospital – 527 Pine 140
Morrice Hall – 3485 McTavish 15
New Music Building – 527 Sherbrooke A208, A604, A704, A804, A302, A402, A502, A003
Ombudsman – 3610 McTavish 12-5
Otto Maass – 801 Sherbrooke 329A
Peterson Hall – 3460 McTavish 58, 68
Pulp & Paper Research Centre – 3420 University 2nd and 3rd floors; basement #13 & #15
Purvis Hall – 1020 Pine 35B, 18*
Redpath, Peter Library – 3459 McTavish RM02B*, R307, R309
School of Environment – 3534 University 22, 32
School of Information Studies – 3661 Peel 107, 209, 309, B11A*, B11*
Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building – 3640 University 1/52
Strathcona Music Building – 555 Sherbrooke 3rd floor #E323 & #E324
Thomson, David House – 3650 McTavish 305*, 202 ( annex) *
Trottier, Lorne Maurice Building – 3630 University 1040, 2040, 3040, 4040, 5040
University Centre – 3480 McTavish 446, 423B*
Wilson Morris Memorial Hall – 3506 University 109, 213
Wong Building – 3610 University 5060, 7060
1140 Pine 31*, 21*, 08*,
3430 McTavish 100, 200
3459 Peel 106, 309, B08*
3463 Peel 106, 309, B08*
3465 Peel 305*
3479 Peel 3A
3491 Peel 308*
3550 University 107, 50A
3626 Saint-Urbain 434, 235, 431, 231
3647 McTavish 1
3690 Peel 103, 209*, 309*
515 Pine 105, 005, 503
3641 University 103

McGill Policy on Gender Neutral Washrooms, Supported by the Joint Senate Board Committee on Equity, May 2007.

The university shall assure the existence of at least one gender-neutral washroom in every newly constructed building on campus, and preferably one on every floor of every newly constructed building, where possible.

The university shall modify any existing single-user washrooms on campus by resigning them with gender-neutral signs and adding interior door locks. These cost-effective measures should be applied to all existing single-user washrooms where possible, with the minimum goal being one per building where such single-user facilities exist, and preferably one per floor where such pre-existing single-user facilities exist.

For more information about gender neutral washrooms and the work that the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) office is doing, visit the SEDE website.

Opening Hours

Fall 2014 Opening Hours

Mondays: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am – 6 pm
Thursdays: 10 am – 6 pm
Fridays: 10 am – 6 pm

Effective from Monday, September 15, 2014 to Friday, December 5th, 2014.

During these hours all are welcome to drop in to our space to drink tea & take a break, check out our library, buy items from our co-op, look at our resource binder, or chat with the Staffer on shift!

Tranzistor Radio’s Trans Women Writer’s Night

Check out this event that Tranzistor Radio is organizing!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/470219643111568/

TOPSIDE PRESS is sending amazing writers on a book tour and they are coming to Montreal. Join us at Café Cléopatra for a night of trans women lit with Topside touring Authors:
Casey Plett (A Safe Girl to Love)
Imogen Binnie (Nevada)
Jeanne Thornton (The Black Emerald)
Red Durkin

And special guests who are new to the City!tranzistor
Morgan M Page and
Emma Deboncoeur
And lovely local writers!
Sophie Labelle
Kama La Mackerel
Margaux Kay
Betty Inglesias
Ricky Leach
Natacha # 9
Lady Sin Trayda (Kai Cheng)
With Tranzister Radio Hosts:
Raphaele Frigon & Morgan Sea

NO COVER! This is a free event! Although there will be a bunch of rare books and zines for sale, so please consider bringing money and investing in Trans Books.
(Also, there is a licensed bar and it would make Cleo’s like us a lot if they sold drinks. They also serve pop.)

RUN-TIME! We are gonna keep a tight schedule! with an hour dedicated to the topside tour and an hour for local folks! so 2 hours total! …and probably a Q&A hang out period at the end, till people leave.

ACCESSIBILITY! We regret that Cafe Cleopatre is not wheelchair accessible. The cabaret space is on the 2nd floor of a building with 3 flights of stairs, that are 5-8 feet wide.
Cafe Cleo’s is a historic cabaret space in Montreal and North America, and has been the home of trans performers for 35+ years.

For more Information on the Topside Summer tour – http://topsidepress.com/tour/

For more information on Tranzister Radio: celebrating trans cultural production – http://tranzister.tumblr.com/


MAy 8th 2014 – BUSTED – TR24 by Tranzister Radio on Mixcloud


Tranzister Radio #24 – May 8th 2014 – The BusteD Episode (mixcloud)
This month we talk about Tits on the Radio and other busting of many things:

  1. Lily from the UGE (Union for Gender Empowerment), a McGill based organization that just launched a Breast Form Pilot Program. 
  2. Then we catch up with the broke-ass punk band Filthy Liars about their If All Else Fails Tour from Vancouver to Halifax, and with bonus guest Zoe, aka Garish.. 
  3. Finally and after many challenges, we talk with Gabrielle Bouchard from the Centre for Gender Advocacy about the lawsuit against the Quebec government over it’s busted gender assignment policies. 

Featuring Music by the Filthy Liars, Eekum Seekum and Dreamboat

Links from the UGE story

Bands Mentioned in by Filthy Liars and Garrish

Links from the Gabreille and the Centre for Gender Advocacy 

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Interested in getting involved in the show?
Email us at transfolkradio(at)gmail(dot)com

Related Tranzister Radio Content :

we were on Tranzister Radio yesterday! check out the show + the blog for the show #archives are the best

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