The acronym 2SLGTBQIA+ respectfully acknowledges members of the Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex, Asexual community. The placement of Two-Spirit (2S) at the beginning of the acronym is to recognize that Indigenous people are the first peoples of this land and their understanding of gender and sexuality precedes colonization. The “+” at the end of the acronym is inclusive of ways individuals express their gender and sexuality outside the heteronormative and gender binary.
 University of British Columbia. (n.d.). Equity & inclusion glossary of terms. https://equity.ubc.ca/resources/equity-inclusion-glossary-of-terms/
 Red River College Polytech. 2022. Statistics Canada. https://library.rrc.ca/Statistics-canada