This resource guide has been developed with the help of agencies who serve the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the Grande Prairie region and is intended to be a guide to some of the supports available in Grande Prairie, the Peace Country, and abroad when appropriate. The goal is to be a resource that serves, affirms, and supports the wellbeing of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals in our community through resources, connection, and meaningful collaboration. We would like to thank the participating organizations for supporting this guide’s development and ongoing services in our community.
Grande Prairie Pride Society
Gay and Lesbian Association of the Peace
Grande Prairie Family Education Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie & Area
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
These resources are intended to meet the needs of a broad audience. To add your organization or update your organization’s listing please contact: email@example.com
LOCAL SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
SUPPORT GROUPS/EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Gathered on this page are resources that were developed with you in mind. But there may be general resources that are also appropriate.
COMING OUT RESOURCES
MTF – A person assigned the male sex at birth but identifies as female. Also, trans woman or transwoman. MTF is the acronym for Male-to-Female.
Pansexual – When a person is sexually, romantically, and emotionally attracted to people of all gender identities and sexes.
Queer – An umbrella term for LGBTQ. Also a term of self-identification for people who do not identify with binary terms that describe sexual and gender identities.
Sexual Identity – How a person identifies whom they are sexually and romantically attracted to (e.g. lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, etc.)
Transgender – An umbrella term used to describe people whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. This term can encompass those who identify as transsexual, genderqueer, cross-dresser, and whose gender identities challenge gender norms. Transphobia – Feelings of rage, hate, and disapproval towards transgender people or gender-nonconforming people. Transphobia can be manifested in numerous ways, such as verbally, emotionally, and through physical attacks.
Two-Spirit – This term is culturally specific to the North American Aboriginal community and refers to queer Aboriginal people who identify as both a male and female spirit. This term is not exclusive to gender identity and can also refer to sexual orientation.