The Lambda Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ2S+ stories are part of the literature of the world. Tip: you can see a list of all of the Lambda award winners in WPL's catalogue by entering "Lambda Literary Awards" in the search box.
The Gaylactic Spectrum awards were created in 1998 by the Gaylactic Network to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of LGBTQ2S+ characters, themes and/or issues.
Publishing Triangle sponsors the annual Triangle Awards which present literary awards to their selections of the top LGBTQ2S+ literature of the year.
When you see or hear someone say 2SLGBTQQIA+ it’s meant to represent diverse sexual and gender identities. 2SLGBTQQIA+ stands for Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and + which leaves room for people to self identify in a way that makes sense for them.
Other versions of the acronym, like QUILTBAG may include the keywords words Gender Diverse and Undecided, among others. For consistency, we will use 2SLGBTQQIA+ throughout this guide.
Check out more on terms and definitions as well as terms to avoid.
Offers support to the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. Also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals.