With all its colours, glitter, and pageantry, the winter holidays should be warm and welcoming. But for many 2SLGBTQI people, it’s the toughest time of year. Over 60% of 2SLGBTQI respondents in our 2021 report felt unsafe to authentically be themselves. And many find themselves alone. But with your help, we can give more 2SLGBTQI people the greatest holiday gift of all: the gift of belonging.

Watch our #AlwaysBeenQueer video

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Make a Holiday donation to support 2SLGBTQI communities

Through the generosity of your holiday donations, Egale Canada will be able to continue providing support for the 2SLGBTQI community through research, education, awareness, and legal advocacy.

Here are a few ways your holiday donation will help this season:

Research: Centering 2SLGBTQI experiences, our research is community-based and action-oriented. The reports we publish are used nationally and worldwide to create positive change for 2SLGBTQI people. 

Education: Through inclusive workplace trainings, to safer school initiatives, our educational resources allow everyone, no matter what level of knowledge they hold, opportunities to contribute to a society where everyone is equal, and none are other.

Awareness: Our awareness campaigns aim to inspire and inform the general public to begin their own journeys in inclusivity work starting with our educational resources.

Legal Advocacy: Our legal advocacy work helps to make explicit that 2SLGBTQI experiences are reflected in policy at all levels of government and beyond.

Our Holiday Campaign is now closed. Support Egale by donating to our greatest need fund.

Enter for a chance to win 1 of 10 #TheGiftOfBelonging prize packs!

Multiracial senior friends cheering with red wine while taking a selfie - Elderly people celebrating holiday

Make a holiday donation for a chance to win 1 of 10 prize packs each valued at over $500, courtesy of our prize partners Penguin Random House Canada, Rakuten KOBO, Bayer, and Bustle Clothing! Two random prize winners will also get a virtual streaming voucher to watch Shelley Thompson’s new film, “Dawn, Her Dad, & The Tractor.”

  • Donations of $50.00-$99.99 are automatically entered into our contest for one entry.
  • Donations of $100 or more are automatically entered into our contest for three entries.

Giveaway Notes:

  1. You must reside in Canada to enter.
  2. Contest Period: November 30, 2021, to 11:59 PM ET December 31, 2021.
  3. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted in January 2022. 

Want another way to give back to 2SLGBTQI communities this season? Check out the Egale Marketplace.

Resources during the Winter 2021 Holidays

For our full collection of 2SLGBTQI resources, visit our Awareness Page.


Egale Canada would like to thank the following for their generously donated time and effort in creating #AlwaysBeenQueer: TAXIRaina + WilsonFUZE RepsEggplant Studios, Outsider Editorial, Studio Feather, and Singers.