2SLGBTQIA+ Pride Portal

This virtual collection of 2SLGBTQIA+ content is created and sourced by Library staff in partnership with community members and HRM’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, opens a new window. New events, videos, reading lists, and resources are added, year-round. Please check back often.

Staff and Community Blog Posts

Staff and Community Blog Posts

Events and Activities

Events and Activities

Reading and Viewing

Reading and Viewing

Video Collection

These video links were collected and compiled during Pride 2020 in partnership with HRM Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance, and Pride Eskasoni.

Many of the videos showcased are documentaries or first-person accounts about the experience of being 2SLGBTQIA+, and may contain language and content that could be triggering. While some of this content may be hard to watch, we feel it is important to share real stories from community.

If you need support, here are some mental health and other resources you can access.

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Video Collection: Indigenous

Long before the settlers arrived at Turtle Island (aka North America), there existed a Two Spirit Society in many tribal communities. The spectrum of Indigenous sexualities does not fit the confined Western registries of gender binaries, heterosexuality, or LGBT codification. Come and enjoy the “first voice” of Indigenous peoples as they share their stories.

🌈 Two Spirit is an Indigenous concept on gender and sexuality, which interconnects spirituality and cultural identity all into one. Discover more with John R. Sylliboy for the Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance, opens a new window.

Indigenous Pride

Video Collection: Black and Queer

Marsha P. Johnson, opens a new window, a Black trans woman, is credited as being one of the main activists who lead the 1969 Stonewall Riots, considered to be an integral moment in igniting the modern-day queer rights movement. Black people and trans activists have always been at the front of these protests…they’ve been very visible in that struggle” said Beverly Bain, a professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Discover some of the many facets of the Black queer community through these videos.

Pride Black and Queer

Video Collection: Short and Long Features

Pride Short Long Videos

Video Collection: Ability

“We don't talk about sexuality and disability at all in queer spaces or hetero spaces. We don't really talk about disability at all,” says Toronto-based disability awareness consultant Andrew Gurza. These videos explore the intersections of disability and queerness, such as “What are some misconceptions you think people have about the sexualities of disabled people?”

Pride Ability

Video Collection: Pride and Queerness

Did you know "queer" was both used as an identity and community term? Explore some of the many diverse aspects of the queer community.

Pride and Queerness

Video Collection: Transgender

Transgender people come from all walks of life. We are parents, siblings, children and friends. We are your coworkers, and your neighbors. We are 7-year-old children and 70-year-old grandparents. We are a diverse community, representing all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as faith backgrounds. Come explore some of the facets of Being Trans, and gender identity.

Pride Transgender

Video Collection: Nova Scotia

These videos highlight the Halifax and Nova Scotia queer community.

Pride Local NS

Video Collection: Youth

According to a survey published in 2020 by GLAAD, 20 per cent of millennials define themselves as LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex). People are discovering their sexuality, gender and gender identity much sooner in life. Explore the stories of these young queer voices.

Pride Youth

Video Collection: Global

What is it like to be Queer in other parts of the world? Listen to some “first person” experiences of being a member of the queer community around the globe.

Pride Global

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