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Tips for Making Your Event/Activity LGBTQ-Inclusive

“Inclusion is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone.” – George Dei

The Planning Process

  • Who is included in the event or activity’s planning leaders, audience, and presenters? What about event/activity materials like posters, videos, books, and music?
  • Does the event or activity include discussion of topics with which participants identify? How can you ensure safe and respectful discussion?

The Space

  • Is it a physically accessible space? Is it easily and safely reached by public transport? If not, are you subsidizing or arranging for safe and easy transport?
  • Are there all-gender access washrooms? If not, can you designate a single stall washroom as an all-gender washroom?

Language and Tone

Communication and Promotion Materials

  • Clearly communicate to ALL stakeholders that the event/activity is LGBTQ-inclusive.
  • Include LGBTQ-themed flyers, posters, video, and other media.
  • If you need to collect information about gender for your event/activity make sure you do so in a way that allows people to properly identify their gender.