Interactive online conversations featuring youth workers, young people and researchers
When we collect demographic information about youth, how can we ensure that our gender menus make space for all gender identities? How do the questions we ask about gender reflect assumptions that can perpetuate harm and reproduce transphobia?
The way we ask about gender matters. We all want to be acknowledged for who we are – to be respected, and to be referred to accurately and appropriately. In order to respect all youth, we must ensure that the way we ask about gender reflects the diversity of our lived realities.
YouthREX and LGBT YouthLine partnered for this interactive webinar to interrogate and challenge how we understand gender and how we engage with gender in our youth work.
- confronted the ‘problem’ with gender;
- expanded our definitions and understandings of gender;
- interrogated assumptions inherent to the gender binary;
- determined how we can challenge transphobia in our practice; and
- explored Asking About Gender: A Toolkit for Youth Workers, developed by YouthREX and LGBT YouthLine.
Learn More Resources:
- Asking About Gender: A Toolkit for Youth Workers (YouthREX & LGBT YouthLine)
- Asking About Gender: An Inclusive Gender Menu (YouthREX & LGBT YouthLine)
- Do Better: 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Recommendations for Change in Ontario (LGBT YouthLine)
- We’re Here: 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Across Ontario Assert Needs and Experiences (LGBT YouthLine)
- Delivering Group Programming for LGBTQ+ Youth (YouthREX)
- Understanding the Complexities: Providing Support to Trans Youth (YouthREX)
- Affirmations Deck (Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Teen Health Source)
- Gender Identity and Gender Expression: Guide to Support Our Students (Ottawa-Carleton District School Board)
- Gender-Neutral Language Sheet (QMUNITY)
- Trans Youth and the Right to Access Public Washrooms: A Critical Perspective on a Social Policy (YouthREX)
- Creating Authentic Spaces: A Gender Identity and Expression Toolkit (The 519)
- You Don’t Need to be a Boy or a Girl (Refinery29)
LGBT YouthLine is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario. We do this by providing anonymous peer support and referrals; training youth to provide support to other youth; and providing resources so youth can make informed decisions. Our Vision is that youth of all sexual and gender identities are celebrated and supported.
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