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.
Pflag Regina – Bilingual
Pflag Canada – Regina Chapter: providing education re: gender & sexual diversity.
How do I Talk With my Preschooler About Identity?
2SLGBTQ Youth Housing Blueprint
A blueprint on how to create 2SLGBTQ youth housing initiatives
This is an organization that have resources for those folks who wants to come out to their heterosexual or straight spouses. They also have information to support straight and heterosexuals on how to support their 2SLGBTQ spouses after coming out
I <3 my chest: a chest resource for trans folk
This document is for anyone who has had a difficult relationship with their chest and has decided to do something to feel better about it. The goal of this document is to help you find a way to love your chest that is both physically and emotionally healthy.
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 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
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.
Canada’s 2SLGBTQ Archives
Pride on the Prairies (1969-2020)
A digital exhibit by the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in partnership with the USSU Pride Centre. Curated by Megan Gorsalitz
Neil Richards Collection of Gender and Sexual Diversity
A local collection of materials, articles, artwork, and more chronically the history of gender and sexual diversity in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canada
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
What’s gender based violence? Check out this short video to learn more
GBV Project Infographics
An infographic series on gender based violence, what it is, and how to prevent it
Buzzfeed: Coming out later in life
We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what it was like coming out as an adult. Here are their stories
A resource that provides information about PrEP.
Sexual Health & Safer Sex
A brief guide to healthy sexual practices, communications, and pleasure for 2SLGBTQ people.
A brief guide on navigating consent, boundaries, and different types of relationships.
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.
A resource that provides you with information about Two Spirit identities, history, and the impacts of colonization.
A resource that provides you an opportunity to learn about asexuality and aromantic identities, and different types of attraction.
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
A starting place for people who are interested in supporting the vast, diverse, and wonderful 2SLGBTQ community
Identities & Terms: An intro to language
A starting place to learn about the vast, diverse, and wonderful world of the 2SLGBTQ community.
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)
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!
GLADD’s Media Style Guide (2017)
Intended for use by media to accurately report on 2SLGBTQ stories
GENDER EQUALITY SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN: MEDIA STYLE GUIDE
Guidelines for media use to be respect when reporting on trans, genderqueer and intersex stories
Hunt, S. (2016). An Introduction to the Health of Two-Spirit People: Historical, contemporary and emergent issues. Prince George, BC: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health.
This paper is an introduction of available research on the health of Two-Spirit people and a discussion of emergent community considerations which shape how Two-Spirit health is understood.
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 offers resources for teachers on bullying and cyberbullying prevention including lesson plans, workshops, strategies, and recommended readings for youth.
Be Kind Online aims to end bullying and cyberbullying in our communities. On their website you can find cyber safety tips, and various resources.
Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits
History of the term “Two Spirit” and the importance of reclaiming culture
Journey of Indigenous Gender Identity
The journey of indigenous gender identity from pre-contact through to after residential schools and the impact it has today
Face-to-Face with Jack Saddleback
An interview with Jack Saddleback
There’s Heart Here
The stories of three indigenous members of the Two Spirit and LGBTQ community
What it means to identify as Two-Spirit | More in Common
Ty Defoe brings awareness to what Two-Spirit is how and how it has been a part of Native American culture for generations
NCTR Dialogues -Two-Spirit Reconciliation
This discussion looked at the term Two-Spirit, where it came from and what meaning is embodied within.
Trans And Native: Meet The Indigenous Doctor Giving Them Hope | AJ+
A video that follows a Two-Spirit Cree doctor on how to provide trans affirming care on an Indigenous Reserve in Alberta.
What Does “Two-Spirit” Mean?
Geo Neptune explores the history of the term “Two-Spirit” and who it pertains to.
Ma-Nee Chacaby talks about Two Spirit identities
Author and Indigenous elder Ma-Nee Chacaby talks about Two Spirit identities.
Why we need gender fluidity | Nicholas Metcalf | TEDxUMN (2015)
Experiences being a two spirit, and explains why gender fluidity is necessary in today’s world.
Coming In Stories – Marjorie Beaucage (2017)
An intimate portrait of Indigenous teachings and stories of Two Spirit people in Saskatchewan taking their place in the Circle.
Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
Jonny Appleseed is a unique, shattering vision of Indigenous life, full of grit, glitter, and dreams.
2 Spirits in Motion Society
Serving as a national sounding board, the organization works to advance the interests of 2 Spirit people.
Two Spirit Journal
Website for Two-Spirit News
Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology W. Roscoe
A groundbreaking collection of essays and stories by, about, and selected by gay American Indians from over twenty North American tribes.
Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality and Spirituality. by S. Jacobs, W. Thomas & S. Lang
This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists and others, in an exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, transgendered, and other “marked” Native Americans.
Sex and conquest: Gendered violence, political order and the European conquest of the Americas. by R. Trexler
Historical account of gender diverse individuals
Aboriginal Two-Spirit and LGBTQ migration, mobility and health research project: Vancouver, final report. by J. Potskin, A. Zoccole & J. Ristock
This pilot project explored the trajectories of migration of Indigenous people who identify as TwoSpirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) and the impact of mobility on health and wellness
Aboriginal Two-Spirit and LGBTQ migration, mobility and health research project: Winnipeg, final report by L. Passante, A. Zoccole & J. Ristock
This qualitative, community-based research project explored the trajectories of migration of Indigenous people who identify as Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) and the impact of mobility on health and wellness.
The regulation of First Nations sexuality by M. Cannon
A paper that examines the efforts to make heterosexuality compulsory in First Nations communities in Canada
Pleasure zones: Bodies, cities, spaces by D. Bell
The book examines the body as an entity constructed by gender, sexuality, race, class, nationality and disability.
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by G. Anzaldua
Essays and poetry on the existance of those who live between cultures and languages
Strong women stories: Native vision and community survival by B. Lawrence & K. Anderson
Collection of seventeen essays on issues pertinent to Indigenous women and their communities in rural and urban settings
A recognition of being, reconstructing Native womanhood 2nd edition by K. Anderson
Collection of recent literature on how Indigenous women have been resisting imposed roles and recalimed traditions
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.
Singing home the bones by G. Scofield
Connecting the lives of his ancestors with his own story. Infused with the Cree language, deeply reverent, often funny.
Kiss of the fur queen by T. Highway
Kiss of the Fur Queen is a powerful and beautiful tale of siblings and tricksters, culture and trauma, and finding yourself.
Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous North America, 1400-1850 by S. Slater & F. Yarborough
Explore the implications of variations in the meanings of gender, sexuality, and marriage among indigenous communities.
Primary Health Centres
Information about various primary health centres
Saskatchewan Medical Transition Guide
Saskatchewan based information for various interventions you may be considering for your transition
Trans Care BC
Resource for accessing care within British Columbia, and resources for Care Providers
Resource for accessing care within Ontario.
Path to Patient-Centred Care
A living resource for offering better patient-centred care to transgender adults seeking gender-affirming medicine in Canada.
Primary health care for transgender patients: pathway
Guidelines for health providers for management of hormone therapy
Canadian Professional Assoication for Transgender Health
Volunteer run indisciplinary professional organization working to improve lives of trans and gender diverse people
American Medical Student association – transgender health
Various resources for individuals seeking information about transgender health
University of Saskatchewan LGBTQ medical health: lib guide
Useful resources for health professionals on 2SLGBTQ Health
World Professional Association for Transender Health
Evidence based care, education, research, public poilcy and respect in Transgender Health
Just Juliet, by Charlotte Reagan
A YA novel on young love, high school, and overcoming change
Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
A YA novel by David Levithan, based upon a true story of breaking records and breaking stereotypes
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
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.
Something Like Summer, by Jay Bell
A YA novel by Jay Bell: The hot Texas nights were lonely for Ben before his heart began beating to the rhythm of two words, Tim Wyman.
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
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
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.
Boy Meets Boy, by David Levithan
A YA novel by David Levithan: When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it.
Luna, by Julie Anne Peters
This YA novel by Julie Anne Peters is about the main character coming out to their family and friends.
Mom and Mum are Getting Married, by Ken Setterington
This children’s story is about the celebration of love
Jacob’s New Dress, by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman
This heartwarming children’s story speaks to the unique challenges faced by children who don’t identify with traditional gender roles.
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
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.
Mommy, Mama, and Me, by Leslea Newman
Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children in this hearttwearming story of family.
Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman
In this story, we learn there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.
Sometimes A Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon – Colouring Book, by J. T. Bunnell
Celebrate sensitive boys, tough girls, and others who do not fit into a disempowering gender categorization.
A Girl Named Dan, by Dandi Daley Mackall
True life story of a girl trying to play baseball with the boys.
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, by Leslea Newman
Rejoice along with Roger at all the fabulous–no, marvelous! no, dazzling!–things that await him when he steps outside.
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.
My Uncle’s Wedding, by Eric Ross and Tracy K Greene
A children’s story about Andy adventure and journey through his uncle’s wedding
The Sissy Duckling, by Harvey Fierstein
Elmer is a great big sissy. But when his father is wounded by a hunter’s shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.
Saturday is Pattyday, by Leslea Newman
Although Frankie is hurt and confused when his two mommies separate, he is comforted by knowing that Patty will still be part of his life.
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
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.
Girls Are Not Chicks – Colouring Book, by J. T. Bunnell and Julie Novak
Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade daily life.
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.
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.
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’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.