By Teen Health Source
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:
If you’re looking for something to do on Sunday June 10, check out the ENBY Art Fair!
The Affirmations Deck is an amazing resource created by a group of queer and trans* youth involved with Planned Parenthood Toronto’s Filling in the Blanks: Queering SexEd project!
Winnie Wang is latest subject in our 5 Questions With series, and they’re here to talk with us about what it’s like to be a non-binary person in gendered spaces.