Sexuality and Gendered Acceptance
SAGA is an acronym for Sexuality and Gendered Acceptance or Alliance.
LGBTQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit and additional sexual orientations and gender identities including non-binary.
Resources included on this page provide informational starting points for all library users, including youth, allies and parents. Not a comprehensive list.
- Life Outside The Binary – includes resources for nonbinary people and support for family and friends.
- National Center for Transgender Equality – Understanding Non-Binary People – overview on how to be supportive and respectful of non-binary people.
- GLAAD – Transgender FAQ – Answers common questions like: What does transgender mean? How is sexual orientation different from gender identity? What name and pronoun do I use?
- National Center for Transgender Equality – About Transgender People – understanding trans people, FAQs, how to support and answers to common questions.
- Trans Care BC – Two-Spirit – includes books, online resources, film, and academic articles about two-spirited people.
- Turtle Island Native Network – source for news stories and issues pertaining to Indigenous and LGBTQ2S people.
- In Their Own Words – explores of non-binary gender identity created by non-binary teens and young adults.
- QMUNITY – Youth Services – online drop-in spaces, our Bras, Binders, and Breast Forms Exchange Program, one-on-one support, and referrals and resources for LGBTQ/2S youth ages 25 and under.
- UNYA – Two-Spirit Collective – provides support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth, ages 15 to 30, who identify as 2-spirit or LGBTQ+.
- BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) – Transgender Resources – Offers information and forms for: name and gender change, binding, tucking and other supplies, consent forms for blockers and hormones, and much more.
- Legal Aid BC – Safety in Relationships: Trans Folk – Describes relationship abuse, dispels common myths about abuse involving trans folk, discusses why a person might stay with an abusive partner, provides practical tips for making a plan to stay safely or leave safely, and lists community resources where help is available
- Family Acceptance Project
- Gender Spectrum
- PFLAG Vancouver – Resources for Parents
- QMUNITY – Support for Parents
- Trans Care BC – Parenting
Research & Projects
- University of Victoria – Transgender Archives – An online discovery tool to search the world’s largest collection of trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirit, and other gender-diverse publications archived by UOV.
Understanding and Becoming an Ally
- GLAAD – Tips for Allies of Transgender People
- Life Outside the Binary – Resources for Friends and Family
- National Center for Transgender Equality – Questionable Questions about Transgender Identity – A guide to help you decide whether or not a particular question is appropriate to ask a transgender person in your life.
- National Center for Transgender Equality – Supporting the Transgender People in Your Life
- Trans Care BC – Queer Straight Alliances
Words Have Meaning
- CBC Kids – They/Them/Their: Why some people use these pronouns
- GLAAD – The Ally’s Guide to Terminology – Includes terms to use, terms to avoid, and other etiquette suggestions.
- NPR – A Guide to Gender Identity Terms
- QMUNITY – Queer Terminology from A to Q
- Radical Copyeditor – Style Guide for Writing about Transgender People – Guidelines for writing about trans people that includes modern language on matters pertaining to gender diversity.
- Words Matter – Guidelines on using inclusive language in the workplace, produced by BC Government.