We wanted to share some LGBTQ+ resources that we have appreciated during Pride Month!
Moving Beyond the Binary: a Guide on How to Make Your Organization Meaningfully Inclusive of Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Diverse People - From the Legal Information Society of NS. "This guide is intended for any employer, service provider, business, or other organization in Nova Scotia. The purpose of the guide is to help you understand the needs and experiences of gender diverse populations, what the law says about gender identity and expression, and the importance and value of fostering meaningful and authentic inclusion of two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people across our province." It includes gender inclusion policy templates, videos, pronoun charts, a portrait gallery and so much more - you can even book a free 2-hour workshop! Check it out!
Queering Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response in Canada - A new report released this month that "...presents what we know about the scale and scope of GBV impacting 2SLGBTQ+ communities, looking at the experiences of queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour (QTBIPOC), refugees and newcomers, trans+ people, queer women, youth, sex workers, and people living rurally or remotely. In addition to looking at family violence, IPV, sexual violence, and street harassment, the report highlights the compounding GBV that 2SLGBTQ+ people face when accessing services and reporting GBV. This report then turns to existing violence prevention and survivor support programs and points to the gaps and needs 2SLGBTQ+ communities are naming. We look at promising practices and offer opportunities and recommendations for funders and service providers. The report concludes with suggestions for mobilizing knowledge about GBV prevention and response for 2SLGBTQ+ communities."
Eating Disorders NS' Virtual Two-Spirit, Trans & Nonbinary Peer Support Group - Starting July 19, this support group is going Virtual! "This group is a supportive space for two-spirit, trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse folks explore our relationship with food, eating, bodies and more. Body dysmorphia and gender dysphoria often complicate our attitudes towards food and nourishment and can be related to disordered eating. This group is a facilitated space to explore relationships with food, body image, dysphoria, and dysmorphia. This space is facilitated by trans and nonbinary people who have experienced eating disorders. Anyone who identifies as part of the trans community and wants to explore their relationship with food or disordered eating is welcome to join." Click here to learn more and register!
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