Mental Health Booklet
As LGBTQ+ individuals, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other local and global events have been exacerbated, leaving many of us vulnerable. The community is thusly at a disproportionately higher risk of poor mental health. This is due to a host of challenges that include movement restrictions, increased time spent in non-affirming home environments, isolation and more. Therefore at this crucial point, IULN has worked to produce a resource that could impart healthy coping mechanisms that are simple to pick up and effective. In this booklet you will find articles and resources regarding mental wellness and mental health for LGBTQ+ persons. We hope that this resource will benefit many and that you will enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed putting this together.
Download a copy at: https://tinyurl.com/IULN-MHB
Queer(In) Spaces: A Guide To LGBTQ+ Friendly Spaces in Singapore
Think of this resource as an opportunity for you to learn what makes a queer-friendly space.This is more than just a list of nightspots and F&B establishments. It is a collection of queer narratives and voices, and a glimpse into the fraught relationship between LGBT persons and mainstream spaces.We hope this handbook will start conversations about inclusivity and acceptance. In a world where queer voices and spaces are marginalised, we believe the physical existence of these mini handbooks —crafted purely from the invaluable contributions of young LGBTQ+ folks— is powerful in and of itself. Finally, as many of these spaces are not visibly queer spaces, we hope you pick out a new space or two that you might want to visit or engage with!
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Trans* in College
This guide aims to provide trans* students with information that will help them navigate the social, emotional, administrative and medical terrains of university with greater ease. It is organised into sections — each section addressing a different issue and answering different questions. The handbook will provide information such as the contact details of relevant support networks, medical and social transitioning tips and living situations in halls/hostels. It will also suggest possible courses of action when discrimination is experienced in university.
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Sexual Health 101
Even though we live in a highly sexualised society, our discussions about sex and sexuality still tend to be mired in misinformation, shame and judgement. In this resource, we hope to offer essential information on sexual health, that is both factually accurate and sex positive, that is accessible to everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
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Gender & Sexuality Diversity 101
Ever wondered why the LGBTQ letters keep expanding or what the differences between sex and gender are? In this booklet, we hope to explain the various labels attached to the letters in “LGBTQIA+” to increase your understanding of different identities and experiences, and remove the stigma they face in society. So whether you identify with one of these letters, have people in your life who do or simply want to know more about diversity in gender and sexuality, keep reading!
Download a copy at: tinyurl.com/IULN-GSD101
Sexual Assault Awareness Booklet for LGBTQ Youth
For many young queer people, participating in sexual experiences and the LGBTQ scene in clubs and bars can seem daunting. Some of us may have grown up being told over and over that sex is “immoral” and “disgusting”. However, when it is done right, sex can be fun, liberating and pleasurable for everyone involved. Yet, sexual assault continues to take place too often. Not all instances of sexual assault involve a perpetrator engaging in physical violence; at times, certain situations may be perceived differently by the parties. This guide is about recognising when sexual assault takes place so we can better take care of ourselves and those around us.
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