March 31 is the International Day for Trans Visibility and the team here at Queering Cancer would like to acknowledge the importance of making sure that gender diversity is visible in the field of cancer work. Trans folks facing cancer – we see you…

Here today we would like to point to a recent article discussing the crisis that trans people and gender diverse people face in navigating breast cancer systems. Overlapping the field of information studies with breast cancer health, gender diversity, academic health research, and public libraries, the authors address the opportunities to improve information access and knowledge translation for trans and gender non-conforming patients. And here at Queering Cancer, we have a particular soft spot for knowledge translation projects!

Breast cancer has commonly been positioned as a very gendered cancer – obscuring the wide variety of people of a wide variety of genders who are affected and invisibilized by this narrow lens. Our work at QC was brought together by a shared understanding of the ways that the gendering of particular cancers creates inequities for LGBTQ2+ people – and invisibilizes gender identities and expressions that are not cis-hetero-normative. We strive to create a resource that begins to close the gap towards inclusive cancer care.

And hey, today on March 31st, let your trans and gender diverse friends and family know that you see them and love them. We all can’t hear that enough…

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