Resource Library

Learning Tools

Whether you’re in need of resources for yourself, loved ones, or your workplace, our curated list of resources covers a range of topics, challenges, and experiences.

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Coming Out: Supporting Someone

Coming Out: Supporting Someone

Whether your child has recently come out or a friend, colleague, or family member you have an important role in ensuring that they feel affirmed and supported. It’s also okay if you have questions and thankfully we have answers.

Coming OUt: As an Adult

Coming OUt: As an Adult

Coming out as an adult can be scary, challenging, and life changing. At OUTSaskatoon we have resources and support options to help you navigate questioning your identity, coming out, and how to make sense of big life changes as an adult.

Coming Out: As a Youth

Coming Out: As a Youth

Being a teenager can be tough and being a teenager questioning your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression can be even harder, but we’ve got resources and support options for you.

GBV Example Video

GBV Example Video

Gender Based Violence takes place within all sectors, including healthcare. Watch this video to learn how GBV can show up within healthcare settings

GBV 101 Video

GBV 101 Video

What’s gender based violence? Check out this short video to learn more

PrEP 101

PrEP 101

A resource that provides information about PrEP.

Relationships

Relationships

A brief guide on navigating consent, boundaries, and different types of relationships.

Intersex Identities

Intersex Identities

A resource that provides you with basic information about intersex identities, how to support your child if they are intersex, and facts about intersex identities.

Two Spirit

Two Spirit

A resource that provides you with information about Two Spirit identities, history, and the impacts of colonization.

Ace Identities

Ace Identities

A resource that provides you an opportunity to learn about asexuality and aromantic identities, and different types of attraction.

Discrimination & Stigma

Discrimination & Stigma

A brief history of 2SLGBTQ people in Canada, and an introduction to the barriers and systems that prevent 2SLGBTQ people from experiencing full equality.

Allies & Solidarity

Allies & Solidarity

A starting place for people who are interested in supporting the vast, diverse, and wonderful 2SLGBTQ community

The Diversity Style Guide

The Diversity Style Guide

Guidelines for journalists and other media professionals to accurately depict the diversity that exists in our world

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLE GUIDE (2017)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STYLE GUIDE (2017)

In 2017 The AP Stylebook was updated to include new definitions for gender, homophobia, and more. It was also updated to include the use of they/them as a singular pronoun!

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy is an international, evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.

Anti-defamation League

Anti-defamation League

Anti-defamation League offers resources for teachers on bullying and cyberbullying prevention including lesson plans, workshops, strategies, and recommended readings for youth.

Be Kind

Be Kind

Be Kind Online aims to end bullying and cyberbullying in our communities. On their website you can find cyber safety tips, and various resources.

How we find ourselves: Identity development and Two-Spirit people A. Wilson

How we find ourselves: Identity development and Two-Spirit people A. Wilson

Many lesbian, gay and bisexual Indigenous Americans use the term “two-spirit” to describe themselves. This term is drawn from a traditional worldview that affirms the inseparability of the experience of their sexuality from the experience of their culture and community. How can this self-awareness and revisioning of identity inform developmental theory? The author, Alex WIlson, offers personal story as a step toward reconstructing and strengthening our understanding of identity.

Trans Care BC

Trans Care BC

Resource for accessing care within British Columbia, and resources for Care Providers

Path to Patient-Centred Care

Path to Patient-Centred Care

A living resource for offering better patient-centred care to transgender adults seeking gender-affirming medicine in Canada.

End of the Innocence, by John Goode

End of the Innocence, by John Goode

The follow up to Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, Tales from Foster High: Book Two Kyle Stilleno is no longer the invisible boy, and he doesn’t quite know how he feels about it. On one hand, he now has a great boyfriend, Brad Greymark, and a handful of new friends, and even a new job. On the other hand, no one screamed obscenities at him in public when he was invisible.

Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, by John Goode

Maybe With a Chance of Certainty, by John Goode

A YA novel by John Goode. Kyle has worked hard at being the invisible student, toiling through high school in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. Brad is the baseball star at Foster High. Both boys are damaged in ways that the rest of the world can’t see. When they bond over a night of history tutoring, Kyle thinks that maybe his life has taken a turn for the not-so-lonely.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

A YA novel by Becky Albertalli: Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight.

Keeping You a Secret, by Julie Anne Peters

Keeping You a Secret, by Julie Anne Peters

A YA novel by Julie Anne Peters: With a steady boyfriend, the position of Student Council President, and a chance to go to an Ivy League college, high school life is just fine for Holland Jaeger. Or is it?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Steven Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Steven Chbosky

A YA novel by Steven Chbosky: This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory.

I Am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings

I Am Jazz, by Jazz Jennings

Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

Too Far Away To Touch, by Leslea Newman

Too Far Away To Touch, by Leslea Newman

After a trip to the planetarium, Leonard, who is sick with AIDS, comforts his beloved niece, Zoe, by telling her that when he dies, he will be like the stars–too far away to touch, but close enough to see.

My Princess Boy, by Cheryl Kilodavis

My Princess Boy, by Cheryl Kilodavis

Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.

What Makes A Baby, by Cory Silverberg

What Makes A Baby, by Cory Silverberg

It is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition.

Bear in Pink Underwear, by Todd H. Doodler

Bear in Pink Underwear, by Todd H. Doodler

The star of Bear in Underwear is back in another zany adventure, this time on the soccer field. Bear’s lucky white boxers turn PINK in a laundry mishap, his teammates are embarrassed, and members of the other team tease him.

Promised Land, by Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris

Promised Land, by Adam Reynolds & Chaz Harris

In the Promised Land universe, all are equal – no matter their gender, what they look like or who they love. We believe it’s important for LGBTQ youth and their peers to see themselves represented in positive ways, where who they are is never questioned or used as a plot device or a point of conflict.

GSA Network

GSA Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a next-generation LGBTQ2S+ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.

OUTSaskatoon GSA Guide: A weekly Guide of Activities for Gay Straight Alliances

OUTSaskatoon GSA Guide: A weekly Guide of Activities for Gay Straight Alliances

OUTSaskatoon’s GSA Guide can be used a weekly template for your GSA or can simply be used as inspiration for when you are planning activities for your GSA. The guide includes monthly programming that focused on specific themes with activities that focus on either educational, support-based, or social initiatives. There are many ways to run a GSA, and all are great, so choose whatever is best for your student’s, school, and community.

Queer Terms

Queer Terms

There are a lot of terms and identities that are used within and for the queer community. Check out this list to help you figure them out!