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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre takes pride in caring for patients who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual).

2SLGBTQIA+ patients face health inequities. Some of these include:

  • Increased risk of some cancers
  • Less access to screening and prevention services
  • A unique set of mental health challenges
  • Worry and fear about disclosing their gender identity and sexual orientation to their healthcare team
  • Being cared for by healthcare providers who may not understand or know how to address their needs

Your healthcare teams are working together to create an inclusive cancer care experience.

Using Pronouns

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is working to provide care that is inclusive, and it remains a learning process for many. Your care team cannot always know your pronouns by your name or how you look. We welcome you to share your pronouns with your team so that they refer to you appropriately.

Learn more about pronouns and how to use them »

International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day is the 3rd Wednesday in October each year. This year, International Pronouns Day is Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The goal of International Pronouns Day is to make it common to respect, share, and educate about personal pronouns. ​Visit PronounsDay.org to learn more​ »


How is the Princess Margaret working to support LGBTIQ2S+ patients?

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The SGDc launched an information campaign in June 2021​ to raise awareness about resources and supports available to 2SLGBTQIA+ people receiving cancer care at the Princess Margaret.

Download Pride Campaign slides [PDF]

The Princess Margaret is working to create inclusive care with the Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Working Group (SGDc). The SGDc is a working group that aims to support 2SLGBTQIA+ community members and their chosen families while receiving inclusive care at the Princess Margaret.

The SGDc team can:

  • Provide you with cancer information specific to 2SLGBTQIA+ patients and their caregivers
  • Connect you with supports and services tailored to your needs​

Contact the Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Working Group for more information or to get involved.

Email: SGDc@uhn.ca
Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 4728

 

Cancer Resources for Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community

 

2SLGBTQIA+ Cancer Care Resource Guide

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This guide can help you learn more about cancer care resources, services and programs for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

You can download a copy of the resource guide or get it:

Tips for 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities This Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a challenging and emotional time for many people. Many 2SLGBTQIA+ cancer patients feel unique stress during the holidays. This brochure offers tips to help you get through the holiday season.

Download a copy of the brochure »​​

Queering Cancer Website

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QueeringCancer.ca is a website that provides online resources for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community to help you navigate cancer care.

Visit the Queering Cancer website for:

  • Information
  • Community page to connect with other 2SLGBTIQIA+ patients and families
  • Stories from 2SLGBTQIA+ people affected by cancer

 

 

About the Sexual and Gender Diversity in Cancer Care Working Group (SGDc)

SGDc Co-Leads

  • Christian Schulz-Quach
    Pronouns: he/him
    Psychiatrist, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Twitter: @Dr_SchulzQuach
  • Margo Kennedy
    Pronouns: she/her
    Social Worker, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

SGDc Members

  • Jennifer Croke
    Pronouns: she/her
    Radiation Oncologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Nazlin Jivraj
    Pronouns: she/her
    Specialized Oncology Nurse, Gynecology Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Andrew Matthew
    Pronouns: he/him
    Psychologist, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Jody Morita
    Pronouns: he/him
    Psychiatrist, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Gilla Shapiro
    Pronouns: she/her
    Psychologist, Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
    Twitter: @gkshapiro
  • Alan Wai
    Pronouns: he/him
    Psychiatrist, TGH Immunodeficiency Clinic, UHN Department of Psychiatry
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Last reviewed: 12/15/2021
Last modified: 12/20/2021 7:26 AM