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.
What Is Internalized Homophobia?
Psychologist Whit Easton explains the pernicious effects of internalized homophobia, identifies some of the ways it manifests and offers some tips to addressing it.
When It Comes To Health Care, Transphobia Persists
A personal experience with transphobia, discrimination, and lack of trans specific knowledge in the health care system.
Treating LGBTQ Patients Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence
This article talks about how to address concerns with IPV patients utilizing a non-judgemental approach and inclusive language.
Trans Specific Power and Control Tactics
Outlines interpersonal power tactics within the specific context of trans people.
9 Phrases Allies Can Say When Called Out Instead of Getting Defensive
Nine responses to getting ‘called out’ that facilitate healing rather than escalating a situation or causing more harm.
Here’s What a Good LGBT Ally Looks Like
Identifies the best ways to be an ally to the queer community without being performative or erasing queer voices.
If You Could Be Straight, Would You?
A number of queer individuals talk about themselves and how they identify. They are then asked, “if you could be straight, would you? They all answer no!
Why It’s Time to End Conversion Therapy
Sam Brinton speaks to his experience with conversion therapy and how it broke down his family dynamics. The video then informs the audience of why conversion therapy is harmful, dangerous and discredited.
Lee Mokobe: A Powerful Poem About What It Feels Like to Be Transgender
Lee Mokobe gives a Ted Talk – reciting a poem he wrote about what growing up in the wrong body felt like. His mother said, “you can grow up to be anything you want to be,” but a man wasn’t one of those options.