In Canada, 15% of police-reported hate crimes that are cybercrimes target the 2SLGBTQI community (Armstrong, 2019).
Inspired by a particularly poignant hate comment we received on our social media:
Egale is snatching the spoon and taking the power out of anti-2SLGBTQI cyberbullies by stirring in some humour and encouraging dialogue around these shared experiences of cyberbullying and online harassment. As a national 2SLGBTQI organization, we also receive this harassment too frequently. We want our youth communities to know that they are not alone, it does not go unnoticed, and our collective alphabet soup will always be delicious.
Check out these videos of beloved Canadian drag queens telling their cyberbullies to EAT IT.
Even though this resource is geared towards educators, it still contains valuable information about anti-2SLGBTQI cyberbullying that is applicable for everyone wanting to combat anti-2SLGBTQI cyberbullying.
Some tips for affirming and inclusive language to contribute to a more inclusive environment for everyone.
Foundational research report on 2SLGBTQI youth experiences of cyber violence in esports.
Tip sheets on how to continuously practice allyship and how to respond to harmful situations with allyship.
A four-part collection of resources that support social action by young emerging change makers
Guidelines on how to use pronouns and what to do when you accidentally slip up on someone’s pronouns
All you need to know and prepare to run a virtual Gender Sexuality Alliance safer space.
Trans Lifeline | 1 877 330 6366 | translifeline.org
Trans lifeline is non-profit dedicated to the well-being of transgender people staffed by trans people for trans people. Volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have
LGBT YouthLine | 1 800 268 9688 | youthline.ca
Toll-free service provided for LGBTQ youth by LGBTQ youth in Ontario. Offer support, information, and referrals specific to your concerns.
Kids Help Phone | 1 800 668 6868 | kidshelpphone.ca
Canada’s only toll-free, 24 hour bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide support to young people across the country.
Friends of Ruby (Formerly Egale Youth Outreach) | 416 359 0237 | friendsofruby.ca
Support services, housing and counselling for LGBTQI2S Youth.