2SLGBTQ+ Resources

2SLGBTQ+ Resources

The University is working toward creating a learning and working environment free of biphobia, homophobia and transphobia, where 2SLGBTQ+ people (students, staff, faculty) can thrive.

University of Lethbridge support services

Student groups and peer-led support services

Campus Collective Centre

The Campus Collective Centre (CCC) is a student-led and student-run space and resource hub located in the SU Building (SP150 – First floor, by the tunnel) that works to offer resources and supports to students and the community. The CCC offers free sexual and menstrual health resources – such as condoms, menstrual products, pregnancy tests and quick-result HIV tests. It also provides support in accessing resources focused on housing and food insecurity, physical and mental health, and overall well-being and stability. The CCC team is passionate about advocating and working to create change while also supporting our campus community. They aim to foster an environment wherein individuals may seek empowerment, guidance and resources while feeling recognized and validated.

CCC Resource Hub Guide


Q-Space provides a community and space for the 2SLGBTQ+ community at the University of Lethbridge. Q-Space works to foster respect, inclusion and justice for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.  We work towards making the University of Lethbridge an inclusive and queer-affirming place for all members of the campus community through our political work.

Get in touch: 
✉️  qspace@uleth.ca 

University of Lethbridge name change procedures

Skipping Stone provides guidance about name and gender marker ID change processes in Alberta

Legal name change

Legal name change form (PDF)

Current and former students can request a change to their legal name on University documents. Complete and send the form linked above by email to regoffice@uleth.ca or drop it off in person at the Student Enrolment and Registrar Services office (SU140) or the Calgary Campus Office (S6032).

You’ll also need to supply official documentation of your legal name change to support your request. See the form for a list of official documentation options, and how to guarantee your official documentation if submitting this form by email.

Preferred first name update

Current students can request to have their chosen first name added to their student records. This allows a non-legal first name that you choose to be displayed in University systems such as email, Moodle, Zoom, and Office 365. Adding a chosen first name does not replace your legal first name on official ULethbridge records and documents. To add your chosen first name, fill out the form here. You’ll receive a confirmation email when the change is complete.

Research (Examples)

Visit the University of Lethbridge Library website for more resources

Academic programs and faculty research

Journals of interest

Research databases

  • Gender Studies Database (GSD). Access gender-related literature covering sexual diversity issues, indexes, journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources. EBSCO.

Additional Research (Canadian and International)



Understanding Non-binary: Excerpts from a correspondence, Robbin Derry and Saga Darnell

Understanding Non-Binary: Excerpts from a Correspondence | Robbin Derry and Saga Darnell | TEDxULeth

All-gender washrooms & change rooms, Lethbridge Campus

These are single-user locations unless otherwise noted.

PE 0W1 - Level 0, across from PE 020 & PE 040 (classrooms)
PE 1W3 – Level 1, in the hallway across from PE 110 & offices
PE 2W3 – Level 2, in the Northeast corner of the Indoor Track

Changing Rooms:
PE 185F – Level 1, past CSC gates toward Pool access 
PE 185A-E, 5 gender-neutral change rooms (w/shower in each)





(Across from Starbucks)

Multiple private stalls, all-gender washroom:

9th level

  • SA9W001 (10 stalls)

Single stall:

6th level

  • SA6W101
  • SA6W102
  • SA6W103
  • SA6W104
  • SA6W105
  • SA6W106

7th level

  • SA7W004A
  • SA7W008
  • SA7W201
  • SA7W202
  • SA7W302

8th Level

  • SA8W101
  • SA8W102
  • SA8W201
  • SA8W202
  • SA8W301
  • SA8W302
  • SA8W401
  • SA8W402

9th Level

  • SA9W101
  • SA9W102
  • SA9W201
  • SA9W202
  • SA9W301
  • SA9W302
  • SA9W401
  • SA9W402



Level 4


Level 6


Level 6, Section E


Level 7, Section A, Across from the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office


Level 8, All Washrooms

Educational resources

Gender identity and gender expression

A guide for students, faculty, and staff

Alberta Human Rights Act

Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation are protected grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

The following descriptions are quoted from the Protected areas and grounds under the Alberta Human Rights Act information sheet, which is based on Alberta Human Rights Act

These definitions are aligned with the Act, but they are not a comprehensive reflection of the evolving range of terms and definitions that exist.

Gender is the state of being male, female, transgender or two-spirited. The ground of gender also includes pregnancy and sexual harassment.

Gender expression refers to the varied ways in which a person expresses their gender, which can include a combination of dress, demeanour, social behaviour and other factors.

Gender identity refers to a person’s internal, individual experience of gender, which may not coincide with the sex assigned to them at birth. A person may have a sense of being a woman, a man, both, or neither. Gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation, which is also protected under the Alberta Human Rights Act.

This ground includes protection from differential treatment based on a person’s actual or presumed sexual orientation, whether gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual or asexual.

Practicing respectful language

Words have the power to promote inclusion, but can also be harming or traumatizing when not used with sensitivity. Language is inclusive if it conveys respect by actively valuing diversity and avoiding the exclusion or marginalization of others.

We offer the following tips for practicing inclusion:

Use the ‘preferred first name’ of people at all times, not their legal name. For example, if both appear on a class list, always use the preferred first name.

Do not make assumptions about a person’s gender or gender identity or refer to them in ways that reference an assumption about their gender or gender identity.

When referring to gender identity it is important to be aware of, and use ‘all-gender’ terms and phrasings. All-gender terms and phrasings are language free of explicit or implicit reference to gender or sex.

Examples include addressing one’s class by the non-gendered terms:

  • “Students” or “class” rather than “Ladies and gentlemen”
  • Using “machine-made” rather than “man-made”
  • “Staff the front desk” rather than “man the front desk”


Address people by the pronouns they indicate. Students, staff and faculty may choose to be known by pronouns that are non-gendered or gender-neutral, such as they/them, rather than he/him or she/her. Invite (but don’t require) people to provide their pronouns. Referring to people by their pronouns conveys respect and inclusion.


The following are useful resources to learn more about using pronouns:

Gender Pronouns and Teaching- University of Waterloo

Pronouns and Cultures of Respect - University of Alberta, Q&A with Dr. Tommy Mayberry (Executive Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning at the U of A), about using gender pronouns and creating inclusive campus spaces.

Ruberg, Bonnie “Beaux.” “Helpful, Friendly, They/Them Pronoun Info Sheet for Inclusive Workplaces & Communities.” USC and UC Irvine, April 2017. (PDF)


The University of Lethbridge wishes to acknowledge the University of Waterloo and York University for permitting the use of materials from their respective websites.

Additional resources:

The Harm of Using ‘Dead Names’ - Queer Café, an excellent resource on the harms of deadnaming

This is What Gender Non-binary People Look Like - online publication Them interviews various people about their experiences being non-binary

100 Easy Ways to Make the World Better for Trans People - Vice article