This guide is to assist you in finding resources related to topics related to gender and sexual diversity within the 2SLGBTQIA+. The letters in the acronym represent the terms as follows: Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual, while + stands for other ways individuals express their gender and sexuality outside heteronormativity and the gender binary.
Within the guide, you can find resources that touch on activism, resources to help navigate important life stages, and information about barriers and discrimination faced by the gender and sexually diverse community. You will also find resources for education, intersectional perspectives, 2SLGBTQIA+ fiction contained in our "story time" section, and health information.
This guide aims to provide resources for each identity within the acronym. We recognize that communities contain sub-identities, intersectional identities, and emerging and evolving identities and terms. If you have a suggestion to make the guide more inclusive, get in touch with a library team member using the contact form.
Don’t forget to check out the related guides for similar topics, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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Please note you may find references to resources within this guide that are not in the current library collection. Items can be requested through the Library's Inter-Library Loan service. For more information about this service and to access a request form, please see the Inter-Library Loan page. If you have problems finding a resource, please do not hesitate to ASK US.
We’re equally committed to fostering a safe campus environment by ensuring everyone has the chance to work, learn, and access services in an inclusive and welcoming manner.
The terms outlined in this guide are for navigating search tools that may be external to RRC and may use alternative terms that are not reflective of the values at Red River College.
Since 2022, RRC Polytech has started to use the acronym 2SLGBTQIA+ for Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual, while + stands for other ways individuals express their gender and sexuality outside heteronormativity and the gender binary.
Embracing an acronym that begins with the Two-Spirit community is one more way to live our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, and aligned with terminology currently used in post-secondary education institutions across Canada.