Knowledge is power. Read up.

Sometimes we’re not ready or able to talk to others about certain things. Below you’ll find a list of print resources—grouped by categories—on a variety of topics from coming out tips to sexual health information to healthy relationships advice.

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Community Guidelines

How can we foster and hold spaces that are safer for all participants to feel fully engaged and valued?

These guidelines are by no means exhaustive, but can be helpful in establishing meetings, focus groups and workshops that are productive, efficient and most importantly, safer for everyone involved.  We encourage you to use this resource as a starting point, and to check-in with those in attendance to see what else they need from others in the room to feel like they can participate.

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QMUNITY has revised and updated community guidelines originally inspired by work out of the California Family Health Council and the Vista Community Clinic.

Gender-Neutral Language Sheet

A printable card to encourage and empower everyone to be mindful of language.

We invite you to download a printable version of the card and to spread the word about the positive impact of using gender-neutral language.

 

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UPDATED (Sept, 2016): It is important that we use language that is both inclusive, and affirmative.  In some instances, calling a group of women ladies, or a group of men guys, can be gender-affirming.  In many instances, we may not know an individual’s gender identity, nor the gender identity of everyone in a group.  Be mindful of gendered language that we use.

 

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In 2012, Toni Latour, Jenny Lynn, and James Kelly set out to make these cards in response to people being misgendered or “lady’ed” in restaurants.

With Toni’s permission, we adapted the original design to encourage and empower everyone to be mindful of language.

If the card opens in a new tab in your browser, please right-click the document and “Save As” .PDF.

Routes to Roots

An innovative, youth-driven project for newcomer and refugee LGBTQ youth.

This publication aims to promote community engagement, inclusion, and improve settlement services.

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Aging Out

Moving towards queer and trans competent care for LGBTQ seniors.

This discussion paper is a summary of findings and recommendations to provide culturally competent care for LGBTQ seniors in Residential Care and Assisted Living.

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Supporting LGBTQ Folk Experiencing Relationships Abuse

Healthy relationships take many forms, and healthy conflict can be a part of them.

This booklet is for service providers and loved ones of LGBTQ folk experiencing relationship abuse, and describes tips for best supporting survivors.

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Safety in Relationships for Trans Folk

Healthy relationships take many forms, and healthy conflict can be a part of them.

This booklet, co-published with Legal Services Society, is a resource for members of the trans community. It describes relationship abuse, provides tips for staying safer, dispels common myths, and lists community resources where help is available.

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Safety in Same-Gender Relationships

Healthy relationships take many forms, and healthy conflict can be a part of them.

This booklet, co-published with Legal Services Society, is a resource for the lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual, and queer community. It describes relationship abuse, provides tips for staying safer, dispels common myths, and lists community resources where help is available.

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I <3 My Chest

A chest health resource for trans folk.

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Taking care of ourselves and our chests can involve eating well, staying active and getting periodic health check-ups in a setting that feels respectful and caring. It can also mean, whenever we can, surrounding ourselves with people who are inclusive, respectful and loving to us, our gender identities and our bodies.

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Queer Glossary

Queer and trans inclusive language is complex and evolving.

To assist community members, allies, and service providers to use language respectfully, QMUNITY has published this helpful guide, available in print from our office or downloadable as a PDF here.

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