By Teen Health Source
Queering Sex Ed (QSE) is a project from Planned Parenthood Toronto, with the goal of 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.
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.
If you have questions about this topic, feel free to contact one of our peer educators. [Link]
Did you know that Teen Health Source has been around for 25 years! To help celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we’re checking in with some of our previous volunteers. Today we’re hearing from Maggie!
Find out more about the Trans & Gender-Diverse Community Working Group, hosted by LAMP Community Health Centre.
Planned Parenthood Toronto did a Youth Sexual Health Needs Assessment this year. Here are the results! In infographic form!!!