Community Connectedness and Discrimination

Keywords 2SLGBTQIA+ Health, Racial and Gender-Based Discrimination, Colonialism, Heterosexism


The Community-Based Research Centre conducted the Our Health 2022 Survey, focused on the health experiences of Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour within the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Canada. The survey identified unique challenges faced by respondents in the context of intersecting systems of oppression including colonialism, racism, heterosexism, and cissexism. 

The Report describes connections to 2SLGBTQIA+ communities among Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour survey respondents. It underscores the importance of intersectional analyses of 2SLGBTQIA+ data and advocates for addressing the root causes of discrimination.  

Policy & Practice Implications 

  • Intersectional analyses of 2SLGBTQIA+ data can help organizations better understand the realities and unique challenges faced by Two-Spirit, queer, and trans individuals.  

  • Researchers and policymakers can use this report to learn about the interconnectedness and organized efforts of diverse communities impacted by discrimination and oppression.  

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