Pride Month Resources

LGBTQIA2S+ stands 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.

Booklists

Local Resources

  • Trans Connect – A health and community program supporting transgender, two spirit, intersex, and gender diverse people in the East & West Kootenay regions.

Non-binary People

Trans People

Two-Spirited People

Youth

  • 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+.

Legal Information

  • 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

Parenting Resources

Research & Projects

Understanding and Becoming an Ally

Words Have Meaning