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Queering Sex Ed

Queering Sexual Education

Queering Sex Ed

What would Queering Sexual Education look like?

Queering Sex Ed (QSE) is a new project at Planned Parenthood Toronto, developing a sex ed resource with and for LGBTQ youth. The information and resources below have been created by the Queering Sex Ed Youth Advisory Committee.

Why Queering Sex Ed?

We recognize the need for an alternative sex education resource. It’s not okay that gaps are being left and our sexual experiences are being ignored: there’s so much opportunity in the queer world and that includes queer sex.  Penis and vagina is one kind of sex, but it’s not the only kind of sex!  This information should not only be available, but celebrated. We want to re-frame the sex that we have and the sex that we want to have as something positive.  We want to see the kind of sex we have and want to have reflected in curriculum.  It’s needed.  Statistics and our experience say that it’s needed.  We want to empower youth.  To have better access to information than a standard that was set 20 years ago.  To be inclusive of people who are often excluded from the mainstream.  To celebrate choice.  Youth are being alienated without knowing that they’re being alienated.  We want to debunk myths, and to provide education and resources that might not otherwise be available, so that youth can make informed decisions around sex. There is so much missing, and we’re building capacity ourselves.  Our community needs this.  We need this.

What does queering sex ed look like?

Resources created through Queering Sex Ed include:

  • Call for Nuance Fellowship Positions

    Nuance is looking for passionate (im)migrant young (under 29) writers, artists, and community-builders to help diversify and expand mainstream ideas around sex, sexuality, and sexual health and add their nuanced perspectives into the conversation!

  • What is Risk: Pregnancy Edition

    When it comes to sex and sexual health, how do we feel about risk? What are things we can do to reduce risk of things we don’t want to happen? For the first post in our What Is Risk series we’re talking about Pregnancy Risk!

  • What To Expect When Getting An IUD

    For the third post in our What To Expect series, we’re going over some of the basics of what it’s like to get an IUD.