Gender and Sexual Diversity Series – Saskatchewan Voices
This series of videos use student voice to capture their experience as they explore their gender identity. The youth also discuss the types of supports that is needed for them to feel accepted and safe in Saskatchewan schools.
Planting Our Truth: Two-Spirit Experiences in Saskatchewan
This video examines the history of Two-Spirit peoples from pre-and-post colonization and the impact of residential schools in Saskatchewan. Nehiyawak terms used in the video are roughly translated to: Ohtehwewak (Intersex), Iskwew (Cisgender woman), Napew (Cisgender man), Iskwehikan (Transgender ...
Ramone experiences bullying due to his autism and being transgender. Ramone is thoughtful in telling his story and he reminds us to be respectful of everyone.
Nina talks about her experience as a newcomer and the differences in acceptance of the LGBTQ community from Uganda to Canada.
How to Support Trans Students
This young man describes his experience about being a transgender student in his school and the support that is needed from school staff for him to maintain positive mental health.
Youth describe how important having a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is in the school. A GSA is a safe and accepting space for both LGBTQ youth and allies. LGBTQ youth also talk about their experiences in school.
Youth describe how critical family support is when young people come out to their families and friends.
Andy describes his journey as a transgender youth, the issues he faces and the support he receives from his father and friends. Andy starts a Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) in his school with the support of his teacher.
Advice for Teachers
Youth offer suggestions to help create inclusive environments, such as using the proper pronouns, addressing bullying behaviour and accepting LGBTQ youth for who they are.