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Sexuality and Gendered Acceptance

SAGA is an acronym for Sexuality and Gendered Acceptance or Alliance.

LGBTQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit and additional sexual orientations and gender identities including non-binary.

Resources included on this page provide informational starting points for all library users, including youth, allies and parents. Not a comprehensive list.

NPL Booklists

Local Resources

  • Trans Connect – A health and community program supporting transgender, two spirit, intersex, and gender diverse people in the East & West Kootenay regions.
  • Kootenay Pride Community Forum – link to Facebook group.
  • nelsonpride – link to Instagram.
  • Nelson Pride – Kootenay Pride has changed its name to honour and respect the work of other Kootenay-based Pride organizations, [and] better reflect the local area served.

Non-binary People

Trans People

Two-Spirited People


  • In Their Own Words – explores of non-binary gender identity created by non-binary teens and young adults.
  • QMUNITY – Youth Services – online drop-in spaces, our Bras, Binders, and Breast Forms Exchange Program, one-on-one support, and referrals and resources for LGBTQ/2S youth ages 25 and under.
  • UNYA – Two-Spirit Collective – provides support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth, ages 15 to 30, who identify as 2-spirit or LGBTQ+.


  • Aging with Pride – BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC are working with seniors’ living and wellness operators to help improve LGBTQ2+ competency across the sector. Background information and resources, which can be used by operators, or shared with the people you support.
  • Raising Awareness and Addressing Elder Abuse in the LGBTQ Community – Simon Fraser University (SFU) worked with a variety of partners to host Town Hall meetings, produce videos and factsheets to increase awareness of elder abuse in the LGBTQ community.

Legal Information

Parenting Resources

Research & Projects

Understanding and Becoming an Ally

Words Have Meaning