Below is the full text of the Our Health: Canada-Wide 2SLGBTQQIA+ Community Survey. Click here to learn more about Our Health.
This is the largest multi-lingual community health survey dedicated to Two-Spirit, Indigiqueer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, and other sexually and gender diverse people in Canada. As 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, we are collectively strong, creative, and determined. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shown up for each other and pushed for systemic change.
Our communities have also long faced challenges when it comes to our health and wellbeing. We often face stigma and discrimination which profoundly impacts our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health and wellbeing. This is especially true for those of us who face compounding challenges due to intersections of our race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexuality, class, age, immigration status, languages, disabilities, substance use, profession (e.g. sex work), or geographic location. Conducting a Canada-wide 2SLGBTQQIA+ survey during this pandemic⎯ which is further changing the ways we work, socialize, get support, and build community⎯ will help us tell politicians, policy makers, and service providers about the challenges and needs of our communities.