Introductions

Hi 2SLGBTQ+ Youth*!

Do you have dreams of what the future of queer and
trans communities looks like?
Do you have ideas on how to make safer and more inclusive spaces?
Do you have thoughts on how to improve social services?

Then this survey is for you!

We are a group of 18 2SLGBTQ+ youth from across Ontario who are looking to raise awareness about experiences of queer, trans, and Two-Spirit youth! We believe that young people hold the most important knowledge and have the most magical ideas on how the future can be transformed into a world that loves and celebrates all people.

We believe in challenging systems of violence and advocating for a different world, which means that the voices of those who are often silenced need to be amplified – which is why this survey is only open to 2SLGBTQ+ youth who are 29 and under. 

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Research is weird, right?
Who exactly is behind this research?
Why are we even doing this?
And what’s going to happen with the results?

These are great questions, and we’re glad that you’re asking them!

This survey is created by us - the youth ambassadors who are part of the Provincial Youth Ambassador Project (PYAP)! The PYAP is a special project developed by LGBT YouthLine, which is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth-led organization that affirms and supports the experiences of youth (29 and under) across Ontario.

YouthLine’s Peer Support Program trains 2SLGBTQ+ youth to provide anonymous peer support and referrals to almost 5,000 youth each year through phone, text, and chat.
You can learn more at www.youthline.ca.

We’re doing this research to raise awareness of queer, trans and Two-Spirit experiences, prioritizing Black, Indigenous & People of Colour, Trans & non-binary folks, those with disabilities, and those that live in rural and/or northern spaces.
We will be using the survey results to better understand the experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in Ontario, and advocate for changes!

For more about the Youth Ambassadors, information about the PYAP, and/or about this research, please visit our website:

www.youthline.ca/pyap
Or reach out to us directly - pyap@youthline.ca
 
*We use 2SLGBTQ+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, +) and Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit as umbrella terms to identify the youth that we serve. We acknowledge that these terms cannot encompass the rich diversity of identities that may fall under these umbrellas, including Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, genderqueer, intersex, queer, questioning, asexual, aromantic, non-binary or any other non-normative identities related to sexuality and gender.

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