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LGBTQ2S+ Resource List

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A customized NDLA   
printout for your library/organization.

Many thanks to Faye Seidler for preparing this printout!

The LGBTQ2S+ and EDI CALL TO ACTION presentation given at the annual NDLA conference in Fargo, ND October, 2023.

Purpose of the LGBTQ2S+ Resource List

The following resource list is by no means complete and all-encompassing.  It is a living document that will grow and change.  It is intended to be a starting point for people interested in learning more about the LGBTQ2S+ community and/or how to be a better ally as providing resources for those identifying as LGBTQ2S+ in the North Dakota library community.  The committee welcomes suggestions for additions to this list.  Resources must be freely available, or easily obtainable through the library.  They do not need to be library-focused.  

Please email to make your suggestions.

Emergency Resources

First Link - 211 & 988 Suicide Lifeline For ND and MN

Rape and Abuse Crisis Support - Fargo-Moorhead

Spectrum Definitions and Pronouns

Annie E. Casey Foundation: LGBTQ+ Definitions, Terms, and Concepts

Human Rights Campaign: Glossary of Terms

LGBT Foundation: Pronouns

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee LGBTQ+ Resource Center: Gender Pronouns: 

Walking in Two Worlds: Understanding the Two-Spirit & LGBTQ Community

Bongiovanni, Archie & Tristan Jimerson.  A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. Limerence Pres, 2018.

Dyer, Harriet. The Little Book of LGBTQ+: An A-Z of Gender and Sexual Identities. Summersdale, 2021.

G., Mady & Jules Zuckerberg.  A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer and Trans Identities.  Limerence Press, 2019.

Book awards

Lambda awards 

Stonewall Book awards from ALA 

University of West Florida Libguide: Diverse Books for Academic Libraries 

Book Lists

ALA GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table)  Rainbow Booklist

Diverse Book Finder

GLSEN’s 2021 High School Booklist

Goodreads LGBT lists 

Hope in a Box curated booklist 

NY Times : 20 LGBTQ YA Books to Add to Your Reading List 

Social Justice Books


Book Challenges

Librarian and Educator Resources

Barnes, Elly, & Anna Carlile. How to transform your school into an LGBT+ friendly place: A practical guide for nursery, primary and secondary teachers. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018

Bianchi, Anna. Becoming an Ally to the Gender-Expansive Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017. 

Brill, Stephanie, & Lisa Kenney. The transgender teen: A handbook for parents and professionals supporting transgender and non-binary teens. Cleis Press, 2016.

Fisher, Emily S., & Komosa-Hawkins, Karen. Creating safe and supportive learning environments: A guide for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and families. Routledge, 2013.

Gainsburg, Jeannie. The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate, 2nd Edition. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2023.

Dellenty, Shaun.  Celebrating Difference: A Whole-School Approach to Inclusion. Bloomsbury Education, 2019.

Dorr, Christina & Liz Deskins.  LGBTQIA+ Books for Children and Teens: Providing a Window for All.  ALA Editions, 2018

Martin,jr., Hillias J. & James R. Murdoc.  Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teens: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians.  Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2007.

Meyer, Elizabeth J., & Pullen SansfaƧon, Annie. Supporting transgender & gender creative youth: Schools, families, and communities in action. Peter Lang Publishing, 2018

Miller, s. j. Teaching, affirming, and recognizing trans and gender creative youth: A queer literacy framework Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Price, Deborah. A practical guide to gender diversity and sexuality in early years. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

Santos Green, Lucy et al. LGBTQIA+ Inclusive Children’s Librarianship: Policies, Programs, and Practices.  Libraries Unlimited, 2022.

North Dakota/Midwestern Organizations 

Beach Family Pride

Bismarck Human Relations Committee

Bismarck Gay Straight Alliance

Canopy Medical Clinic - Fargo, ND

Dakota OutRight (Central ND)  

Elevated Access

Evolve - Fargo

Fargo Parents of LGBTQ+ Kids

FM Gay Men's Chorus

FM LGBT Film Festival

FM Pride Interfaith Worship Services Committee

FM Pride Collective and Community Center 

Forward 701 

Friends of Mothman - Bismarck

tM Brotherhood


Harbor Health Initiative

Magic City Equality 

Minnesota Two Spirit Society 

MSUM Rainbow Dragon Center

NDSU Grad Prism

North Dakota Human Rights Coalition

North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit

North Dakota Two Spirit Society And Allies - Bismarck

OutFront Minnesota

PFLAG of Grand Forks

Pfund Foundation

QSpace - Bismarck

Queer Space Collective

Rainbow Rendezvous

Rainbows are Inclusive (RAI) - Fargo

Rainbow Seniors Oral History Project

Rock the Rez - Pine Ridge, SD

Sioux Falls Two Spirit and Allies (SFTSAA) 

Stonewall Sports - Fargo

United We Transcend - Grand Forks

Tri-State Transgender (North and South Dakota, Minnesota) or 

Trans-portation ND

Turtle Mountain Two-Spirit Society

Ty4Tea- Trans Support Group at Parachigo in Fargo


National Organizations

Bisexual Resource Center 

COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere) 

Family Equality Council 

GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) 

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) 

Gender Spectrum 

The Human Rights Campaign 

Lambda Legal 

National Center for Transgender Equality 

Native Justice Coalition 

The National LGBTQ Task Force 

PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) 

The Stonewall Community Foundation 

Transgender Law Center

TYEF (Transgender Youth Equality Foundation) 

The Trevor Project 

Toolkits and Resources

Advocates for Youth: Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Youth: A Toolkit for Education, Healthcare, and Community-Based Organizations 

ALA: Open to All: Serving the GLBT Community in Your Library 

Alberta Teachers’ Association Sexual and Gender Minorities Lib Guide for Educator Resources 

Amaze: LGBTQ Toolkit  

American Academy of Family Physicians: Tools and Resources

Breaking Barriers: Prairie Public Podcast based off the Red River Rainbow Seniors Oral History Project called "Breaking Barriers: Harvesting LGBTQ Stories from the Northern Plains"*1npzehr*_ga*MTU1MzUxNTIzMC4xNjk0MjIxMzk3*_ga_K4GKZXH1GQ*MTY5NDgzMzU0Ni40LjEuMTY5NDgzMzcxNS4wLjAuMA..

The Children’s Bureau’s Child Welfare Capacity Building Collaborative: Toolkit in Supporting Child Welfare Agencies in Serving LGBTQ Children 

Department of Education : Resources for LGBTQI+ Students 

Diverse and Resilient (Milwaukee, WI): LGBTQ Competency Toolkit 

Diverse Education (UK Based): LGBTQ+ Inclusion Toolkit 

Faye Seidler’s North Dakota LGBTQ+ Resource List

Get Ready Stay Ready: Resources for LGBTQIA+ Materials Support

HUD Resources (from Dept of Housing and Urban Development): LGBTQIA+ Fair Housing Toolkit 

Indian Health Service: Two Spirit Resources

National Association of Social Workers: Lesbian, Gay, Transgender & Queer Media Toolkit

National Education Association: NEA LGBTQ+ Resources 

The National LGBTQ Task Force: Resources 

North Dakota State Library: Pride Month Libguide 

Out and Equal (Workplace Equality): Toolkits, Guides and Reports 

PBS: Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators 

South Carolina Freedom to Read Support Flyers

The Trevor Project: Resource Center 

Youth.Gov: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Toolkit 

LGBTQ2S+ Legislation

ACLU’s “Mapping attacks on LGBTQ Rights in US State Legislatures” 

Anti-Defamation League's “Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills that are Impacting Children, Families, and Schools”  

CBS News (June 28, 2023). “Wave of Anti-LGBTQ Laws Passed Around the Country”. Mentions (HB1205 was mentioned) 

FiveThirtyEight (May 25, 2023). “Over 100 Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws Passed in the Last Five Years-Half of Them This Year.” (ND again.) 

Equality Federation’s State Legislation Tracker 

North Dakota’s Equality Profile from Movement Advancement Project 

Rolling Stone (July 15, 2023). “These Five States are Doing the Most to Target LGBTQ People”.  (ND made the list)

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