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Other SPECTRUM Resources:

"Not Queer Enough": Findings from our focus groups of Bi / Pan, Ace / Aro, and other people who have experienced queer gatekeeping in Waterloo Region

Other Resources

  • I'm From Driftwood: A site for queer and non-queer people to learn more about themselves and each other through the power of storytelling and story sharing.
  • It Gets Better Videos: thousands of It Gets Better Videos from a diverse community to inspire and empower.

Fact Sheets

Research Reports

Classroom toolkits

Tools for service and care providers

This best practice guideline (BPG) is a comprehensive document that provides guidance and resources for
evidence-based nursing practice. It is not intended to be a manual or “how-to” guide; rather, it is a tool to guide
best practices and enhance decision making for nurses, health-service organizations, care providers, and other community stakeholders.

Grand River Rainbow Historical Project

Scan of Out! Vol 1 from December 1978
Celebrating the lives and times of rainbow folk in Grand River countRy

The goal of the Grand River Rainbow Historical Project is to document the history of the various rainbow communities in the Grand River region of Southwestern Ontario. The scope of the Project is intended to be inclusive of all rainbow communities, including, but not restricted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer, questioning, fluid, and asexual communities.

Geographically, the designation Grand River has been used to make it clear that the communities of Waterloo Region and Wellington County are both included, whilst leaving open some leeway to include communities in other areas of Ontario that are adjacent to the Grand River or some of its tributaries.

Blog Posts

August 7, 2022

Celebrating Ten Years

June 21, 2022

Guest post: the elusive queer bar

SPECTRUM offers a safe place where 2SLGBTQ+ individuals can be themselves and find community and supports.