Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families

Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new How to Resource: Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families

The focus of this resource is on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, as they apply to preconception, prenatal and child health.

It asks you to think about and take action to better serve families that are led by people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or queer (LGBTQ). It also asks you to consider the needs of children who are sometimes called gender variant – children whose dress, behaviour or identity does not match traditional gender norms.

This resource attempts to address two questions:
1) What does it mean to be an LGBTQ-positive service provider?
2) How do you create an LGBTQ-positive space?

This resource is about the diversity that exists amongst people and how, as service providers, we can make our programs for families, parents and children, into spaces that honour and celebrate this diversity.

Only available in PDF at http://beststart.org/resources/howto/index.html