… is what happens when queer, trans, and Two-Spirit folks looking for a sense of community come together to meet, guide, and support each other.
Sher Vancouver strives to provide support through education and outreach to South Asian members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Gender Support Network
The GSN is brought to you by the Chilliwack Gender Care Committee with support from the Government of BC and the Sto:lo Nation. The Chilliwack Gender Care Committee is comprised of transgender individuals, parents of LGBTQ2IA children, partners and family of trans individuals, and various service providers in the medical and mental health field. The committee is committed to promoting and providing trans competent, gender-affirming services in our community.
Our mission is to empower transgender & gender diverse children, youth, and adults and their families, to live life fully surrounded by the support of those who have come before them, lifted by timely and adequate resources when needed, strengthened through education, and protected fully by law.
History Teacher discusses LGBT History Month
This is Mr. Thorpe
LGBT history month, or queer history month, is celebrated in different parts of the world at different points in the year. In the UK it is celebrated in February. Learning diverse histories is important for us all as we all deserve to be exposed to histories that we can see ourselves in and that make us feel proud. For people who are not LGBTQ+, learning queer history is one of the best ways to support the LGBTQ+ community and understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ people in the present day.
Wanda Sykes Takes Us Through the History of LGBTQ+ – Now You Know. The Ellen Show (U.S.)
Have you ever wondered about the beginnings of homosexuality? Get to know a little bit about the fight for equality as Wanda Sykes takes us on a journey all the way back to the Middle Ages.
It Gets Better Canada is proud to continue to uplift 2SLGBTQ+ voices across our nation. Watch this message from our new Executive Director, featuring an array of inspiring queer youth leading the charge for a better tomorrow!
What I’ve learned from having balls. Emily Quinn. TEDxProvidence
Emily Quinn has balls, literally. At age 10 she found out she was intersex (that her biology isn’t strictly male or female) and she was told not to tell anyone about it. In this brave, vulnerable talk Emily shares what it’s like to carry the burden of shame while navigating a world where nobody understood her body. Her experience teaches us that bodies are a lot more diverse and complicated than we make them out to be, and leaves us with one question: what’s so bad about being different?
A different kind of superpower: what it means to be intersex. Susannah Temko. TEDxLondon
Society is slowly starting to move beyond the idea of gender and sexuality as being rigid binary constructs. However, sex being male or female, is still viewed as binary system, which erases the existence and reality of intersex people and the complexity of sex. Susannah Temko is determined to increase the positive visibility of the intersex community and dispel myths and information about intersex.
Intersex People and the Physics of Judgement. Cecelia McDonald. TEDxBoulder
What is intersex, is it the same as being transgender, and how are intersex people treated around the world? 1-2% of the population is intersex, but few can name a personal friend who is open about this identity.
The term “Two Spirit” is being used by the Indigenous queer community to help them claim not just their gender identity, but their ethnic and spiritual heritage, too.