Resources

SOGI 123 (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)

SOGI 123 equips educators of all background and experiences with tools and resource for supporting marginalized LGBTQ students and for creating safer and more inclusive school environments for all students.

Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting

Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting offers professional development for companies/organizations that are committed to offering just and dignified service, and creating affirming environments, for trans, gender diverse, and two-spirit people.

Gordon Head Recreation Centre Free Drop In for LGBTQ2

Wednesdays from  7pm-9pm
Backdoor Teen Center, Gordon Head Recreation Centre
Youth ages 13-19
For more information call 250-475-7111

 Queer, Trans and Allied Youth Drop in 

Upside Teen Centre – Saanich Commonwealth Place
Fridays 7:00-10:00 pm
Ages 13-18
For more information contact alana.goddard@saanich.ca

Outlet Youth Drop In

Outlet will be running every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm in the Vic High Art Room. Outlet is a drop-in and mentorship group that offers youth the opportunity to connect to peers in their community while engaging in fun activities together. Outlet supports youth ages 13-19 and is ran by a group of dedicated mentors from the LGBTQ+ Community in Victoria. If your group/school/organization/program would like to have an Outlet facilitator in to speak about the program please contact Madeleine Harber 250-386-8282

Monthly Support Group for Parents and Families of Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Youth

When: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm at Commonwealth Place, Upside Teen Lounge, 4636 Elk Lake Drive

4th Sunday of the month from 1:30-3:30 pm at Nellie McClung Library

For more information or to RSVP attendance, please email supportgroup@genderspectacular.com

Gender Spectacular

In addition to the parent support group above, there is a drop-in  for trans and gender-creative children in grade 7 or younger, and their families, siblings are welcome! This group is also for trans and non-binary parents who have children in grade 7 or younger.

When: 2nd Friday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm
Where: Quadra Village Community Centre -901 Kings Road

For more details and accessibility information, please contact Alyx at gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

PFLAG Canada

We are proud to be Canada’s only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to anyone with questions or concerns. Quite often, PFLAG Canada volunteers are contacted by frightened adolescents and by angry, fearful or ashamed parents. PFLAG Canada is many things. It is comfort, it is support and it is a source of information for people who are dealing with issues concerning sexual orientation and gender identity. However, PFLAG Canada in its simplest form, is its supporters: you and the many others across Canada, working to build a better future for the LGBTQ community of Canada.

PFLAG Victoria Chapter meets the third Sunday from Sept to June  victoriabc@pflagcanada.ca  250-385-9462

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Out in Schools brings fresh and relevant films into classrooms to facilitate dialogue about the reality of LGBTQ youth experience. Youth learn the impacts of homophobia, transphobia and other forms of discrimination.  They walk out of a presentation with a fresh perspective and commitment to step up to stop bullying.

 

 

 Handsome and Majestic

Handsome and Majestic tells the story of Milan, who was born female and transitioned to male and experienced severe hardships in his hometown as he did so.

MYGSA

MyGSA.ca is Canada’s website for safer and inclusive schools for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community. Whether you’re LGBTQ or not you’ll find something interesting and helpful on the site. Join the discussion, get the resources you need, and spread the word!

Gay-Straight Alliance Network

Gay-Straight Alliance Network empowers youth activists to fight homophobia and transphobia in schools through Gay-Straight Alliance clubs.

Love has no Labels

While the vast majority of us consider ourselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues.  Love has no Labels Video

The BCTF has created an extensive list of lesson plans, posters, videos, websites, and articles.
Hudson Taylor – A wrestler campaigning to end homophobia through sports.

Gender Identity and Trans Resources

Trans Care BC was established as a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority in Fall 2015. This program supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for transgender, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people across BC.

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the wellbeing of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have. 1-877-330-6366

Queer Symbols and History
Homosexuality and the Holocaust_Pink Triangle Trivia1
The Gingerbread Person
Trans Resources for Schools (2)