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Resources for Providers

The following resources are intended to support service providers to increase the ways in which their services are affirming for 2S/LGBTQ+ community members. If you have suggestions for other useful resources, please contact us at mindmapbc@gmail.com.

Introduction to 2S/LGBTQ+ Health

“Glossary of LGBT Terms”, Fenway Institute, National LGBT Health Education Center: https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/publication/lgbt-glossary/

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learning Resources - Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Health: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/in/introduction-to-lgbtqia-health/

Teaching Sexual Health.ca. Gender Identity & Expression: https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/teachers/sexual-health-education/information-by-topic/gender-identity-and-expression/

Teaching Sexual Health.ca. Sexual Orientation: https://teachingsexualhealth.ca/teachers/sexual-health-education/information-by-topic/sexual-health-education-information-by-topic-sexual-orientation/

The 519’s Glossary of Terms, facilitating shared understandings around equity, diversity, inclusion and awareness: https://www.the519.org/education-training/glossary

TransCare BC. Trans Intro: http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/health-professionals/education/trans-intro

LGBQ+- Affirming Care

LGBTQ2S Inclusion Playbook - A Series of Best Practices for Healthcare Environments: https://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/our-resources/inclusion-playbook

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learning Resources - Organizational Change: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/in/organizational-change/

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Providing Inclusive Services and Care for LGBT People: A Guide for Health Care Staff: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/wp-content/uploads/Providing-Inclusive-Services-and-Care-for-LGBT-People.pdf

GLMA. Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients: http://glma.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/GLMA%20guidelines%202006%20FINAL.pdf

Providing Diversity Competent Care to Bisexual Clients: A Handbook for Health Care Providers: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Professionals/Professionals-Resources/Diversity-Services/201609ProvidingDiverseCaretoBisexualClients.pdf?rev=8c468c49e0cf46b18a1034659286960f

Providing Diversity Competent Care to Gay Clients: A Handbook for Health Care Providers: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Professionals/Professionals-Resources/Diversity-Services/201609ProvidingDiverseCaretoGayClients.pdf?rev=c8ff2f255b5b4193b97fb83e23f229a6

Providing Diversity Competent Care to Lesbian Clients: A Handbook for Health Care Providers: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Professionals/Professionals-Resources/Diversity-Services/201609ProvidingDiverseCaretoGayClients.pdf?rev=c8ff2f255b5b4193b97fb83e23f229a6

Trans- Affirming Care

Providing Diversity Competent Care to Transgender Clients: A Handbook for Health Care Providers: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Professionals/Professionals-Resources/Diversity-Services/201609ProvidingDiverseCaretoTransgenderClients.pdf?rev=0cbea2a048ce4fe1bf73e97558658182

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learning Resources - Transgender Health: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/in/transgender-health/

Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Gender Expression Toolkit to Support the Implementation of Institutional and Social Change: https://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/our-resources/creating-authentic-spaces

UCSF Transgender Care. Creating a safe and welcoming clinic environment: https://transcare.ucsf.edu/guidelines/clinic-environment

Rainbow Health Ontario. Guidelines for gender-affirming primary care with trans and non-binary patients: A quick reference guide for primary care providers: https://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/resource-library/qrg/

Non-binary and Genderqueer Academic Resources: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1btffcjQ-l0nDngYrMCiDSEdi-lQal1kDRnYlKPdV-i8/edit?usp=sharing

TransCare BC. Primary Care Guidelines: http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/health-professionals/education/primary-care

TransCare BC. Mental Health Support: http://www.phsa.ca/transcarebc/health-professionals/education/mntl-hlth-spprt

Two-Spirit- Affirming Care

Providing Diversity Competent Care to Two-Spirit Clients: A Handbook for Health Care Providers: https://www.fraserhealth.ca/-/media/Project/FraserHealth/FraserHealth/Health-Professionals/Professionals-Resources/Diversity-Services/201609ProvidingDiverseCareto2SClients.pdf?rev=563b26589115415badc2702f7fb3d462

Hunt, S. (2016). An Introduction to the Health of Two-Spirit People: Historical, Contemporary and Emergent Issues. Prince George, BC: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. https://www.ccnsa-nccah.ca/docs/emerging/RPT-HealthTwoSpirit-Hunt-EN.pdf

2S/LGBTQ+ Older Adults

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. Ensuring Inclusive, Appropriate Health Care for LGBTQ2S+ Seniors: https://bcpsqc.ca/resource/ensuring-inclusive-appropriate-health-care-for-lgbtq2s-seniors/

Still Here, Still Queer: A Handbook for Affirming LGBTQ Older Adults: https://www.the519.org/education-training/training-resources/our-resources/still-here-still-queer

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learning Resources - LGBTQIA+ Older Adults: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/in/lgbtqia-older-adults/

2S/LGBTQ+ Children and Youth

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learning Resources - LGBTQIA+ Children and Youth: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/in/lgbtqia-youth/


2S/LGBTQ+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

LGBTQ2+ Toolkit: http://lgbtq2stoolkit.learningcommunity.ca/

Improving Intake Processes for LGBTQ2S Youth: https://www.the519.org/education-training/lgbtq2s-youth-homelessness-in-canada/improving-intake-processes-for-lgbtq2s-youth

LGBTQ2S Safe Inclusive Affirming Shelter Spaces: https://www.the519.org/education-training/lgbtq2s-youth-homelessness-in-canada/lgbtq2s-safe-inclusive-affirming-shelter-spaces

LGBTQ+ People of Colour

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center. Learning Resources - LGBTQIA+ People of Colour: https://www.lgbtqiahealtheducation.org/resources/in/lgbtqia-people-of-color/


The MindMap BC team respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

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