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These units are but a fraction of the wealth of education available on gender and sexuality. These units provide a precursor to a lifelong commitment to learning. We hope these units spark your inspiration and help you continue your learning.

In these units, we define gender and sexual identity and why they matter, provide tips to foster an inclusive space for people of all genders and sexualities, and share insights for being a better ally to LGBTQ2+ people.

Access the learnings through the 4 individual education units outlined below. We recommend you complete the units in the order outlined. Any feedback you provide will remain anonymous, and will be reviewed by OK2BME and Lunaria to improve future education and partnerships. You can read more about our privacy policy here.

Gender 101

In this unit, we will unpack why it is important to understand one’s gender identity, define terms that refer to someone’s gender identity, and provide an opportunity to reflect on what you learned.

10 min

Sexuality 101

In this unit, we introduce why it is important to learn about sexual diversity. We introduce some terms and definitions related to sexuality and wrap up with an opportunity to reflect on your learnings.

10 min

Fostering an Inclusive Space

In this unit, we explore how individual actions and organizational processes contribute to creating inclusion for LGBTQ2+ folks at work.

10 min

Allyship

In this unit we will explore how you can be an active ally to the LGBTQ2+ community.

10 min

OK2BME is a set of free, supportive services for LGBTQ2+ identified children, teens and their families in the Waterloo Region. The OK2BME program consists of three unique areas including confidential counselling services (in person, or online), OK2BME Youth Groups for individuals 12-18, as well as public education, consulting and training around LGBTQ2+ issues.

There are some ways you can support and engage with OK2BME:

  1. Donate. Your donation will be used to provide free services to LGBTQ2+ youth in need.
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  3. Shop. They sell posters and stickers to support their incredible services.