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2SLGBTQ+ Resources: Community Resources

Resources supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangender research at VCC


A public history website that aims to generate, present, and promote high-quality LGBTQ historical research for LGBTQ and general audiences.

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History

Includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world.

Organizations and Associations

GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association

An excellent site providing links to bibliographies, award winning books, and information for library professionals dedicated to serving the information needs of LGBT individuals.

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Works for equality by promoting GLBT stories and working with news and entertainment media as well as grassroots organizations.

Queer Arts Resource

Provides information about historical and contemporary queer art.



LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center

Webinars, toolkits, publications, videos and more in their Resource Center

Vancouver Coastal Health - Prism Services

"Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s clinical, education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S) communities."

Trans Care BC

Supports the delivery of equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province.

Health Initiative for Men (HIM) 

HIM is a nonprofit society that aims to strengthen the health and well-being in communities of self-identified GBQ men and gender diverse people in BC.

Queer Care Kit

A resource for LGBTQ2+ stress, health, and resilience information

Medline Plus Health Info: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Health

Vancouver Resources

Out on the Shelves

Vancouver's Oldest LGBT2QIA+ Library. Located on the UBC campus. Free and open to all.

Davie Village

Experience the great dining, community and history of the Davie Street Village. We are a diverse, welcoming and LGBTQ / gay-friendly neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Pride Festival & Parade

Aims to produce events that reflect the pride the 2SLGBTQAI+ community has in itself, by strengthening the sense of togetherness, and contributing to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of all persons who wish to celebrate.

Vancouver Dyke March and Festival

Celebrates and centres the experiences of those whose gender identity or expression intersects with their sexual orientation to further marginalize them within the broader 2SLGBTQIA+ community

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

We curate films that illuminate transformative moments in the lives of queer, trans, and Two Spirit people; convene meaningful dialogue around issues relevant to 2SLGBTQIA+ communities today; and catalyze change locally and globally.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Vancouver

For parents, friends, and families of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer loved ones

Sher Vancouver

Registered charity for LGBTQ+ South Asians and their friends and families in Metro Vancouver.

BC Resources





What's On! Queer BC Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for the Lower Mainland and BC LGBTQ+ community.


BC’s Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre. Find free print resources.

Vancouver Coastal Health - Prism Services

"Prism is Vancouver Coastal Health’s clinical, education, information and referral service for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and Two Spirit (LGBTQ2S) communities."

Province of British Columbia

Gender equity and 2SLGBTQIA+ resources from the province.

Rainbow Refugee

Promotes safe, equitable migration and communities of belonging for people fleeing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status.

Canadian Resources



The Arquives: Canadian LGBTQ2+ Archives

A collection of archives, library, artifacts, and reference material.

Government of Canada - LGBTQ2 Secretariat

Information and resources related to the Government of Canada's work to improve equality for LGBTQ2 communities.

Government of Canada

The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit and intersex persons

Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The only chamber of commerce uniting and advocating for the over 100,000 2SLGBTQI+ owned and operated businesses in Canada.

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Indigenous Resources





X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Located on UBC's Vancouver campus, X̱wi7x̱wa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Search the catalogue with terms such as "queer" or "two-spirit".

The Canadian Encyclopedia - Two-Spirit

Two-spirit is used by some Indigenous peoples to describe their gender, sexual and spiritual identity. Learn more about the term in this article.

2 Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Advocacy for two-spirit people in Ontario.

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