On September 11th, the City of Vancouver, in collaboration with Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Coastal Health, and other partners, hosted The Mayor's Task Force on Mental Health and Addictions 'Gender Forum'. The event brought together experienced stakeholders to examine the intersection of gender, mental health and addiction, and identify related gaps, challenges, best practices, and solutions through an inclusive gender lens. GSHI's Dr. Tara Lyons presented her research on Trans* persons experiences with sex work and drug use, and how they negotiate stigma, criminalization and gentrification in Vancouver. The forum included Avril Orloff, graphic recorder, (pictured) who created a visual representation of the presentation and discussion.
Find out more about Dr. Tara Lyons and her research here