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LGBTQ2+ Studies: Getting Started

Celebrating at the Belleville Pride Parade in 2018. Copyright: The Belleville Intelligencer.

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Welcome to the LGBTQ2+ Research Guide! This guide brings together resources related to LGBTQ2+ topics.

Not sure how to get started? Take some time to explore the guide, or contact the Library. We can be reached by email or by calling (613) 969-1913, Ext. 2249.

What does LGBTQ2+ mean?

LGBTQ2+ is an abbreviation that stands for: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or sometimes questioning), and two-spirited. The plus-sign signifies a number of other identities, and is included to keep the abbreviation brief when written out; the full abbreviation is LGBTTTQQIAA. You can learn more at OK2BEME. This excellent site provides more information on what LGBTQ2+ means, and explanations of all the identities included in it.

A Note About Language
Language and choosing respectful terms are important. We recommend the following resources on inclusive language:

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