ASTT(e)Q, a project of CACTUS Montreal, offers access to an emergency fund to pay for short-term housing to individuals for whom shelter has been denied, allowing the opportunity to seek more long-term housing solutions. “This stop-gap measure falls incredibly short of addressing the systemic lack of access to housing for low-income trans people. Yet we feel it is a necessary response in the face of such neglect from the shelter system and the city of Montreal,” says Bianca Aponte of ASTT(e)Q. “It is our hope that ‘We Live Here’ will raise the profile of these issues, while also paying tribute to our community’s vibrant histories of struggle in the face of injustice. We invite the public at large to come out to show their support and to take part in this evening of reflection and celebration.”
For interviews: Nora Butler Burke
Saturday October 16, 2010, doors at 9pm, show at 10pm.
Café Cleopatra, 1230 St-Laurent, 2nd floor
$5-10 at the door, no one turned away
Performers: Including cabaret performers Lili Champagne, Lovely, Mia, Cassandra, Farah, Dixie-Lee and Michelle de Ville; poet Trish Salah; filmmakers Rémy Huberdeau and Renaud St-Amour; DJ CPI; and MC of the night, Professor Viviane Namaste.
Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTT(e)Q) is a project of CACTUS Montreal, and was founded in the late nineties in order to encourage the health and well-being of trans people through access to resources and support. The organization aims to develop and strengthen trans people’s social and medical support networks. We also work to educate health and social service providers regarding transsexuality and gender variance. We provide information about the medical, social and legal aspects of trans lives and transitioning.