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Our Communities

Intersex Communities

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Intersex people are born with physical sex characteristics that don’t fit medical and social norms for female or male bodies [1] We all deserve to enjoy loving and respectful relationships. Within our LGBTIQ+ communities, some of us are intersex. Intersex is not a reflection of a person’s sexuality. You might be intersex and queer, intersex and trans, intersex and multigender attracted, just as a person may be cisgender (identify with their sex assigned at birth) or not. A respectful relationship…

Being Isolated by Violence

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Everyone experiences feelings of loneliness at some time in our lives. Your feelings of loneliness may have nothing to do with your sexuality or gender identity but instead be related to family issues, ableism, racism or financial stress, for example. You may feel like no one understands you, that it’s hard to build friendships or form relationships. Isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness We can become socially isolated because of our age, due to our disability or because of…

Coming Out or Staying In

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Coming out is the term used to explain the process in which you tell someone or a group of people about your sexuality, your gender or gender identity or explain that you are intersex. Coming out usually occurs more than once, sometimes daily, and it is an unique experience for everyone. Whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, queer, non-binary, or are someone with a variation in sex characteristics, we often make daily decisions to come out or…

Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is any form of violence or mistreatment that causes harm to an older person and occurs within a relationship of trust.[1] We all deserve to enjoy loving and respectful relationships. No matter what age you are, safety and respect should be a part of all your relationships. Our older LGBTIQ+ community members bring generations of knowledge, history and passion for equal rights, for fighting against stigma and discrimination and for the social and legal reforms many of us…
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