2SLGBTQ+ 101 Resources
Everyone has to start somewhere when learning to be more inclusive, or when exploring their own identity. You're not alone if you're just starting your journey on either path, or both. Below are some resources other 2SLGBTQ+ organizations have created across the country to help us enhance our collective inclusivity and to help us feel not alone in learning about or being ourselves.
There are resources below for:
Young people questioning their identity
Parents and carers of 2SLGBTQ+ youth
Teachers and School staff
These are just some of the basics we thought it would be important to share. If you are looking for resources that you can't find here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.
CCGSD's Quick Guide to Pronouns
This resource from the Canadian Center for Gender and Sexual Diversity is a great, simple resource with all the pronoun basics. It's also super print-friendly and a great resource for your class, or organization.
SPECTRUM Waterloo's 2021 LGBTQ2+ Terminology Reference Guide
This Terminology Reference and Media Style Guide covers a range of 2SLGBTQ+ topics – from 101 terms to use and terms to avoid to 301 discussions of more complex topics. SPECTRUM created this with media and writers in mind, but its also a great resource for anyone looking to learn more!
The Trevor Project's Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth
The guide includes: The difference between sex and gender, Basics of gender — identity, expression, and perception, Forms of address that show respect (names, pronouns, honourifics), Helpful tips to increase understanding, Common mistakes and what to do if you’ve made one.
The Trevor Project's Coming Out Handbook for Young People
Exploring your sexual orientation and/or gender identity can bring up a lot of feelings and questions. Inside this handbook, The Trevor Project will work together with you to explore your identity, what it might be like to share your identity with others, and provide you with tools and guiding questions to help you think about what coming out means to you.
Changing Sex Designation in NL
Learn more about how to apply to change your sex destination in Newfoundland and Labrador - this is the governments website. If you need support, there are organizations in the other resource list who can help you.
Planned Parenthood NL's GSA Handbook (for Teachers)
This handbook takes you through what a Gay-Straight Alliance(GSA) is, why having a GSA at your school is beneficial, the types of activities that happen in a GSA and how you can get started at your school.
NL Public Libraries Trans Pride Collection
Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.
CCGSD - Homophobic & Transphobic Microaggression - How to Spot and Stop
This pamphlet which can be easily printed and shared in your space, is a helpful quick guide on how to spot micro-aggressions, what they are in general, and what to do to stop them.