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Gender Diversity (Trans/Transmasculine Inclusion)

Faye Peterson House Endeavours to Ensure That Its Services Are Open, Inclusive, Safe, Affirming, and Positive for

All The LGBTQ2+ and Their Allies.

We promote trans inclusion and advocacy. As such, we serve anyone who identifies as a woman and their children including gender and sexually diverse people. We do not serve cisgender men within the physical shelter however transitional housing and support can be made available and referrals given.

Bisexual (Definition)

sexually or romantically attracted to both men and women, or to more than one sex or gender.

Lesbian (Definition)

denoting or relating to women who are sexually or romantically attracted exclusively to other women, or to sexual attraction or activity between women.

Transgender (Definition)

denoting or relating to a person whose gender identity does not correspond with the sex registered for them at birth.

Transmasculine (Definition)

A term used for those assigned female at birth and whose gender identity or expression (or both) is masculine but not necessarily male.


Sexual, romantic, or emotional attraction towards people of all genders, or regardless of their sex or gender identity.


Does not identify as exclusively a man or a woman. They might feel like a mix of genders, or like they have no gender at all.

Two Spirited

“Two-spirit” refers to a person who identifies as having both a masculine and a feminine spirit, and is used by some Indigenous people to describe their sexual, gender and/or spiritual identity.


Faye Peterson serves all individuals who identify as women or Transmasculine. All survivors will receive services based on the gender by which they themselves identify they are living. We are committed to on-going survivor development and awareness workshops/activities on the needs, issues and realities of Trans/Transmasculine people.

    • We will not ask for medical specifics of a trans/transmasculine person’s transition outside of what is asked of all survivors.
    • Intake and/or service will not and should never be based on a Trans/Transmasculine’s physical appearance or ability to “pass” as their identified gender.
    • Discharges, service restrictions and warnings following any incidents involving trans/transmasculine people will only be based on individual behaviour.
    • Trans/Transmasculine presenting for intake will not be turned away or referred to another shelter unless the shelter is full.
    • Staff and volunteers will respect the confidentiality of Trans/Transmasculine people, ensuring all information is kept confidential

Staff and Resident Development:

Our inclusive staff are educated upon the needs, issues and realities of Trans/Transmasculine people, and will continue to be provided with resources to help better serve the Trans/Transmasculine community in the future.