Discover the Keys to Cultivating Safe and Inclusive Spaces Daily

by Marcie Casler (she/her)

June isn’t just any month in Canada—it’s one where we crank up the volume to celebrate the vibrant 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. it’s all about Pride! But, Pride comes on the heels of an important day in the annual calendar for queer and trans people. May 17th is a day in which everyone is called to action, led by the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, marked by the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). But let’s get real for a second—IDAHOBIT and Pride aren’t just confined to specific dates on a calendar. We live and breathe IDAHOBIT and Pride every day of the year.

Now, hold onto your seats because Sreya Roy and Dennis Stuebing dropped crucial knowledge in the Physical Health and Education Canada Journal. They spilled the tea on five strategies to create safer spaces for queer and trans youth in physical and health education. It’s all about making sure queer and trans youth feel seen, heard, and respected, because their well-being and success is non-negotiable. Read Sreya’s and Dennis’s five strategies here: 

But wait, there’s more! As part of the SAFER project, we’re not just about talk; we’re about action! We’ve cooked up some amazing tipsheets to help educators turn their schools into a safe and inclusive space for queer and trans students. Dive into and let’s turn the world into a rainbow paradise, one school at a time! 🌈

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