The purpose of the QueerSmart newsletter is to create a space to talk about issues and challenges that the LGBTQ2SAI+ community members face, and offer a platform to echo the voices of all underrepresented groups and advocate for more diverse and inclusive spaces. It’s an educational tool to raise awareness to bring forward the positive change we all hope and work to see.
About QueerSmart Newsletter
Launched in August 2020, the newsletter comprises educational materials, resources, videos, articles. The intended audience is professionals, working in social services, mental & health care, education, various service providers; therefore the focus is on enhancing inclusive practices, tips, and resources for culturally safe programs and service delivery, and more.
With content created of submissions by community members and curated by our Education & Training team, this newsletter helps agencies and professionals navigate LGBTQ2SAI+ inclusion in the workplace and service delivery.
Frequency: Quarterly – February, May, August, November
Contributions to this newsletter will also be published on the Blog page of our website.
Contributors are invited to write:
A blog, a commentary, an article, a text, or a poem to reflect and express their own thoughts, lived experiences, knowledge, and share messages on inclusivity and diversity. Publications in the newsletter can feature their name or be anonymous.
We encourage anyone who is interested to submit a contribution. You don’t need to have educational or professional experience in writing to make a submission.
Submissions can include text, links, videos, and images.
Up to two pages (approx as per a Word document, Font: 14pt).
Submissions will be received and published on a rolling basis.
Themes and topics:
- Inclusivity and diversity
- Justice and equity
- Increasing and enhancing practices
- Intersectional Systems – reinforcing one another
- Mental Health Support
- Health care and other forms of support
Participants can pick one or more of the above-mentioned themes and topics or can pick a topic of their choosing, as long as it is in relation to the LGBTQ2SAI+ issues and communities.
Contributions to the newsletter will need to be proofread before they are publishing.
Serving the cause: You will be contributing to educating and raising awareness to bring forward the positive change we all hope to see in our society.
Exposure: QueertSmart newsletter is distributed to QMUNITY’s list of over 700 subscribers from clients and partners across BC.
Future opportunities: You will be added to QMUNITY’s list of contributors where you could be invited to participate in future QMUNITY events, as a guest speaker, and/or educator.