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These blog posts are a combination of OK2BME news and personal stories written by youth and teens in the OK2BME program. If you would like to write a personal story for our blog, please contact us at ok2bme@caminowellbeing.ca

A Day of Chaotic Joy at OK2BME’s Annual GSA Conference, by OK2BME

“Everyone is welcome” is drastically different from “we built this with you in mind.” That framing is what makes the GSA Conference for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth across Waterloo Region such a unique and magical space.

A Day of Chaotic Joy at OK2BME’s Annual GSA Conference blog post

The Meaning of Pride – repost, by Alicia Rubel

In honor of Pride Month, we are reposting this blog from 2021: I am writing this post on the meaning of Pride. I have sometimes heard people ask why it is called Pride and express confusion about why we associate ourselves with a characteristic that some people consider a sin. Here are some of my thoughts on the topic.

The Meaning of Pride – repost blog post

Holiday Tips for Queer Folks!, by Jacki

The holidays can be a joyous, celebratory time. They can be full of dread. They can be a mix of ALL THE THINGS! Here are some tips to help you through.

Holiday Tips for Queer Folks! blog post

Waterloo Region Votes – Results of 2SLGBTQIA+ Questionnaire to Municipal Candidates, by OK2BME

The Ontario Municipal Elections are Monday, October 24. We’ve teamed up with SPECTRUM to help you make some decisions about who you’re going to support with your votes.

Waterloo Region Votes – Results of 2SLGBTQIA+ Questionnaire to Municipal Candidates blog post

Hello from Erin! Our new Community Engagement Lead, by Erin Huston

Hi everyone! I’m Erin Huston (she/her) and I am BEYOND excited to be introducing myself as OK2BME’s new Community Engagement Lead!

Hello from Erin! Our new Community Engagement Lead blog post

Trans Day of Visibility – More than Visibility, by Alicia Rubel & Jacki Yovanoff

It is Trans Day of Visibility this Thursday, March 31. Trans Day of Visibility is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of trans and gender nonconforming people and to raise awareness of the ways that trans people continue to face oppression.

Trans Day of Visibility – More than Visibility blog post

Loving Sailor Moon, loving myself: The importance of addressing femmephobia on Pink Shirt Day, by Adam Davies - guest post

Guest post by Adam W.J. Davies, Assistant Professor, Family Relations and Human Development, University of Guelph

Loving Sailor Moon, loving myself: The importance of addressing femmephobia on Pink Shirt Day blog post

Positive 2SLGBTQIA+ Stories are Vital, by OK2BME Team

It is vital 2SLGBTQIA+ youth have positive representation in the books available at our schools and libraries.

Positive 2SLGBTQIA+ Stories are Vital blog post