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.
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!
GENDER EQUALITY SOCIETY OF SASKATCHEWAN: MEDIA STYLE GUIDE
Guidelines for media use to be respect when reporting on trans, genderqueer and intersex stories
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.
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.
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
OUTSaskatoon Professional Development Training
OUTSaskatoon provides education for students, school based staff, local organizations, businesses, and corporations.
Centre For Addictions and Mental Health/Rainbow Services (LGBTTTIQ)
Group therapy is provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit people who are concerned about their drug and alcohol use.
N’TACIMOWIN INNAN NAH’, Our Coming In Stories by A. Wilson
Alex Wilson discusses two-spirit as a range of possibilities that represents their discint First Nations experiences and traditions, and the way that culture and gender identity are tied together
Love Medicine And One Song by G. Scofield
Poetry that melds intensely erotic imagery with elements of the Canadian bush and the rhythm of Cree words and phrases
Changing Ones, Third And Fourth Genders In Native North America. by W. Roscoe
A book exploring the fluidity of societal roles for Native American individuals
Two Spirit People: American Indian Lesbian Women And Gay Men. by L. Brown
The first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men
Introduction to Binding
Binding 101: Is it safe? What to use? How to do it?
A documentary series on the lives and challenges of trans students across America
Raising Ryland’: Parenting a Transgender Child
A short video on two parents who are raisign a transgender child
The Gender Book
Education resources for individuals and educators
TransSask Support Services
Saskatchewan wide support network for trans and gender non-conforming individuals and their families
The personal youtube page of Arrows, a trans non-binary black person in their 20s. They share content on their coming out story, navigating gender, sexual health, relationships, and more.
The personal youtube channel for Ebony and Denise, a two-mom family with three kids: Olivia, Jayden, and Lucas. They share family-friendly videos sharing their lives and stories. They hope to inspire, inform and connect with people who can relte to their story and coming out as a 2SLGBTQ family.
The personal youtube channel for Jazz Jennings, a 20 year old transgender woman from Florida. Her page features her lived experiences as a trans woman, a colleage student, and a young person trying to find love.
A video project by PBS showcasing the lives, lived experiences, struggles, and joys of 2SLGBTQ people of all ages
It Gets Better Project
A video based project that showcases the lives of 2SLGBTQ people in order to educate youth that if life is hard right now, things can get better.
Canada’s National 2SLGBTQ organization
Talk Suicide Canada / Parlons suicide Canada
A 24 hours suicide support line for people of all ages across Canada who may be considering suicide
A youth focused organization in Australia
Trans Lifeline is a 24/7 phoneline for Transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse, or questioning people of all ages
Saskatoon Health Region Counselling
The Saskatoon Health Region provides free counselling for people of all ages, including youth, individual, family, and group counselling
OUTSaskatoon Counselling Services
OUTSaskatoon provides free, 2SLGBTQ affirming, trauma informed, and culturally informed short term counselling
#HearOurStory: Chelsea’s Story
Chelsea is a gender-queer LGBTQ activist and artist who uses their creativity to evoke change in the small Newfoundland town of Corner Brook. But it wasn’t always this way. Shot on location in Newfoundland, Chelsea tells Egale about their struggle with identity and how it has shaped them into the leader they are today.
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service
A 24 hours suicide support line for people of all ages across Canada who may be considering suicide
Crisis Text Line
A 24 hour crisis support service, via text message, for people of all ages across Canada.
Saskatoon Mobile Crisis
A 24 hour crisis support line and crisis support service for people living in Saskatoon