For Service Providers
For service providers, educators, healthcare providers, and anyone who would like to learn about GBV and how to be an affirming support for 2SLGBTQ people.
Our hope is that you’re interested in building up your knowledge and skills to create safer spaces, reflecting on personal bias, and addressing systems that harm 2SLGBTQ people.
Learning new things and unpacking former ways of thinking and acting is hard work.
We invite you to meet any confusion, fear, or discomfort you may experience as you learn with curiosity and compassion. Take time to celebrate your successes, and be kind to yourself as you move through your journey. We all start somewhere and there’s always more to learn!
This work is so important, so thank you for taking time to learn about how you can provide safer, more affirming care to 2SLGBTQ people. Your commitment to creating positive change is needed and appreciated. If you ever have questions, want to book training, or are seeking guidance, please reach out to us. We’re here to help.
Welcome to our resource library! Here you’ll find a curated list of resources, such as videos, articles, or guides, to assist you in becoming a more knowledgeable about 2SLGBTQ people and their experiences. If you’ve got a specific topic you’d like to learn more about, try using the search bar. You can also check out the dropdown Tags list, as all resources have been linked to a few tags. Make sure to check back regularly, as this library will continue to grow.
The Importance of Using Inclusive Language
In this passionate talk, diversity trainer and activist Fahad Saeed addresses the persistent myth that inclusive language and acronyms create more barriers than they tear down. Sharing his own experiences as a gay Muslim man born to immigrant parents, he explains how redefining the constructs around personal identity can have positive repercussions in marginalized communities and beyond.
LGBTQ | How You See Me
Queer folx talking about their stories and how people perceive them. They also say to just be yourself and let people think what they want.
LGBTQ Coming Out Tiktoks to Help You Come Out to Your Family
This video is an 18-minute Tik Tok compilation of people coming out to their friends and family.
Explains sexism, transphobia, misogyny, and the overlaps and intricacies between them.
This Trans Man was Fired Because of His Gender
Tristan’s lived experience with trans discrimination in the work place.
Not Your “Good” Trans Woman
The author discusses personal experiences with transmisogyny and expectations of femininity both outside and within the trans community
What Young Women Believe About Their Own Pleasure
Author Peggy Orenstein speaks to the personal, political and social barriers between young women and their sexual pleasure. In what she describes as, “intimate justice,” she describes the elements required to facilitate safe, kind and satisfying sex.
Born A Girl in the Wrong Place
Khadika Gbla talks about female genital mutilation.
Psychological Abuse – Caught in Unhealthy Relationships
Signe M. Hegestand reflects on the role of attachment theory in psychologically abuse relationships and her experience in healing the trauma that stems from it.
The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Love
Katie Hood, a relationship educator, explains 5 unhealthy relationships and how to develop positive relationship skills.