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Frequently Asked Questions...

What Does 2SLGBTQ+ Mean?

2SLGBTQ+ is an acronym that stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and all other additional sexual orientations and gender identities.

What is sexual orientation?

Sexual orientation describes the way a person feels toward people of a particular (or more than one) gender physically, sexually, romantically and / or emotionally.

What is gender identity?

An internal, deeply felt sense of being female, male, a blend of both or neither. Refers to how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. Can be the same as or different from their sex assigned at birth.

What is gender expression?

External appearance of one's gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice, which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being either feminine or masculine. Click here for more information

What is assigned sex?

Assigned sex is a label that you’re given at birth based on medical factors, including your hormones, chromosomes, and genitals. Most people are assigned male or female.

What is a 2SLGBTQ+ Ally?

  • Someone who offers a safe and confidential space for those in the 2SLGBTQ+ community

  • Someone who understands and challenges common issues in the 2SLGBTQ+ community

  • Someone who will actively speak up when witnessing acts of aggression/bullying/oppression against anyone in the 2SLGBTQ+ community

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