Module 6: 2SLGBTQIA+ and Transgender Inclusion
This module was designed purposely to initiate and deepen reflection on the experiences of 2SLGBTQIA+ peoples and the narratives that have real impacts on people’s day-to-day interactions and livelihoods. Transphobia, homophobia, and the antagonism of the overall community perpetuate discrimination, misconceptions and negative stereotypes that impact all aspects of life. The reality, however, is that bigotry and prejudice can be severe, resulting in job loss, lack of access to healthcare, inciting violence, and exclusion. These factors are exacerbated when applying an intersectional lens. Race, religion, class, disability, gender, etc., increase levels of risks and barriers. For example, Black trans women have an increased risk of violence and discriminatory health care practices due to compounded identities of race and gender. This module describes the legacy of cisnormativity and heteronormativity and its existence in institutions and influence on everyday practices, prompting users to begin the acknowledgement of any harboured prejudice.