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:
Do you have a hard time talking about sex? Try out these sex/relationship checklists with your partners to help start a conversation!
Welcome to reframed: a series of FREE film screenings and discussions for LGBTQ youth, happening this summer at community organizations across Toronto.
The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education at Ryerson University has put out 2 beautiful and affirming colouring books over the past little while, and we’re recommending them to EVERYBODY!