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This guide provides recommended resources for research and services related to the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

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About This Guide

LGBTQIA PrideThis guide provides information for and about LGTBQIA2S+ students, including links to related support, resources, legal help, and frequently asked questions (FAQ). Use the tabs above to navigate through the pages of this guide.

What's in a name?

LGTBQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, plus other terms people use to self-identify. For definitions of these terms, see the glossary below and the other resources on the FAQ page of this guide.

CC2.0 image from Wikimedia Commons by Missbutterflies.

More Research and Writing Help

If you need more help with your research, contact a librarian by chat, phone, email, or in person, or explore the library's online tutorials.

For writing help, contact the Writing Center in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center (CLRC). The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and a variety of helpful support materials.