Thompson Rivers University

The Tyee | Law students help create a free ‘Know Your Rights’ guide for LGBTQ+ folks

October 29, 2021

The guide Knowing Your Rights: A Toolkit for 2SLGBTQIA+ Folks In Navigating Criminal Justice, Health Care and Youth Issues, available for free online, covers everything from sexuality and gender charter protections to the right to gender-affirming medical care, legal accommodations, how to find a lawyer, and medical privacy rights for youth under 18. Kamloops Pride partnered with TRU Law’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada to create the guide, after Grace McDonell, a lawyer and TRU graduate, spoke with the Pride organization about the onslaught of legal questions they receive from the LGBTQ+ community. Read more